PD Dr. habil. Christiane Heibach – Associated Researcher

Christiane Heibach is currently senior researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures and at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. With a background in German Literary Studies she completed her PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 2000 with one of the first studies on internet literature, followed by numerous publications on media theory and the aesthetics of digital and internet-based literature and art. In 2007 she finished her habilitation on multimedia performing art forms at the University of Erfurt where she worked until 2008. From July 2009 to April 2013 she conducted her own research project on the epistemology of multimedia, funded by the German Research Foundation, at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Currently she is working on a major research project on the cultural meaning of ‘atmosphere’.

Her main research areas are: mediaepistemology,  aesthetics of new media, history and aesthetics of intermedia and multimedia art forms, history of aesthetic communication, modern and contemporary media and literary theories.

Publications

Single-authored books

Multimediale Aufführungskunst. Medienästhetische Studien zur Entstehung einer neuen Kunstform. [Multi¬media Performative Art. Media-Aesthetic Studies on the Formation of a New Art Form], München: Fink 2010 (‘habilitation’ thesis).

Literatur im elektronischen Raum (with CD-ROM) [Literature in Electronic Space], Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 2003 (stw 1605), an online version of the CD-ROM is available at <http://www.netzaesthetik.de>.

Literatur im Internet: Theorie und Praxis einer kooperativen Ästhetik [Internet Literature: Theory and Practice of a Cooperative Aesthetics], Berlin 2000 (PhD thesis Heidelberg 1999), to be downloaded at: <http://www.netzaesthetik.de/inhalt/Aufsaetze/heibach_diss.pdf>.

Edited books (main editor)

Atmosphären. Dimensionen eines diffusen Phänomens, [Atmospheres. Dimensions of a Diffuse Phenome¬non], München: Fink 2012.

See the interview of Norbert Lang with Christiane Heibach on Bayrische Rundfunk, March 1st, 2013: Atmosphären des Klangs, http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/hoerspiel-und-medienkunst/artmix-gespraech482.html, (50 min.)

Co-edited books

with Friedrich W. Block and Karin Wenz: p0es1s. Ästhetik digitaler Poesie/The Aesthetics of Digital Poetry, Ostfildern: Hatje-Cantz 2004.

with Friedrich W. Block and Karin Wenz: Kodikas/Code Vol. 24, Jan./Jun. 2001, special edition p0es1s. Ästhetik digitaler Literatur/Aesthetics of Digital Literature.

with Stefan Bollmann: Kursbuch Internet. Anschlüsse an Wirtschaft und Politik, Wissenschaft und Kul¬tur, Mannheim: Bollmann 1996.

Blog

„Intermedia – Interarts – Intersenses“ together with Prof. Dr. Anke Finger, University of Connecticut, http://interartresearch.wordpress.com/

Articles since 2009

Synthesis Instead of Analysis: Avantgardistic Eat Art and the Cultural Dimensions of Taste, in: Bru, Sascha/Nicholls, Peter (eds.): The Aesthetics of Matter. Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Material Exchange, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, in Print.

Gestaltung (in) der Netzwerkkultur, in: Milev, Yana (ed.): Design-Kulturen, München: Fink, in print.

Von den Massen zu den Kollektiven: Dimensionen eines diskursiven Paradigmenwechsels, in: Baxmann, Inge/Beyes, Timon/Pias, Claus (ed.): Soziale Medien – Neue Massen?, Zürich: diaphanes, in print.

Kreativität. Thesen zu einem mythischen Begriff, in: Mareis, Claudia/Windgätter, Christof (eds.): Long Lost Friends. Zu den Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Design-, Medien- und Wissenschaftsforschung, Zü¬rich/Berlin: diaphanes 2012, pp. 183-205.

Manipulative Atmosphären. Zwischen unmittelbarem Erleben und medialer Konstruktion, in: Heibach, Christiane (ed.): Atmosphären. Dimensionen eines diffusen Phänomens, München: Fink 2012, pp. 262-282.

Durch Analyse zur Synthese: Paradigmen und kulturelle Voraussetzungen der Synästhesieforschung, in: Gansel, Carsten/Vanderbeke, Dirk (eds.): Geschichten erzählen: Evolution und Literatur – Die Evolution der Literatur, Berlin u.a.: de Gruyter 2012, pp. 195-215.

Vom Sinn der Sinnlichkeit: Multimediale Sprachkunstexperimente, in: Kreuzer, Stefanie (ed.): Experi¬mente in den Künsten. Literatur, Theater, Film, Musik, Bildende Kunst, Bielefeld: transcript 2012, pp. 397-422.

(De)Let(h)e. Über das Problem des Vergessens im Digitalen Zeitalter, in: Jochum, Uwe/ Schlechter, Armin (eds.): Das Ende der Bibliotheken? Special edition of the Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie, Frankfurt/Main: Klostermann 2011, pp. 53–70.

Schreiben Digital, in: Landwehr, Dominik/Sellier, Veronika (eds.): Kultur Digital. Begriffe, Hinter-gründe, Beispiele, Basel: Merian, pp. 105–116.

The Paradigms of the Cinema-Debate in the 1920s: Patterns of a Media Change Process, in: Milz, Man¬fred (ed.): Facing Mental Landscapes, Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Georg Olms 2011, pp. 153-172.

Avant-garde Theatre as Total Artwork? Mediatheoretical Reflections on the Establishment of Perform¬ing Art Forms, in: Finger, Anke/Follett, Danielle (eds.): The Aesthetics of the Total Artwork. On Bor¬ders and Fragments, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2010, pp. 209–226.

Dimensionen der Ambivalenz: Das Internet als Kulturphänomen, in: ide – informationen zur deutschdidak¬tik, H. 2 (2009), pp. 10–22.

Funding / Grants

2009-2013 – “Epistemologie der Multimedialität” (Epistemology of Multimedia), funded by the German Research Foundation

Winter Term 2012/13 – Visiting Professor for Philosophy and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Winter Term 2011/12 – Visiting Professor for Media Studies at the University of Konstanz

2001–2004 – Coordinator of the Project “Perception and Interpersonal Relation”, funded by the federal Ministry of Education and Research (as part of a larger project network on multimedia in education)

2001 – Funding by the German Research Foundation for the international conference “p0es1s – Poetics of Digital Text” at the University of Erfurt

Networking Activities

Membership in Academic Institutions

Deutscher Hochschulverband (German Academic Association)

European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik (German Society of Aesthetics)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (German Society of Media Studies)

Websites (German)

www.christiane-heibach.de

http://interartresearch.wordpress.com

www.netzaesthetik.de

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