Hi, I’m Moritz Queisner and I live and work in Berlin. I’m a researcher with an academic background in Media Studies and Science and Technology Studies with a focus on media theory, image theory and political theory. My current research includes projects about augmented reality, computer simulation, social media, remote warfare, locative media and peer-to-peer economy.
If you’re interested in working with me, please have a look at my portfolio. I am available for conferences, workshops or other collaborations. Feel free to get in touch, I don’t bite.
Short version: Moritz Queisner is a researcher with an academic background in Media Studies. He is a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Humboldt University Berlin. His work is can be found at www.moritzqueisner.de
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Long version: Moritz Queisner is a researcher with an academic background in Media Studies and Science and Technology Studies with a focus on media theory, image theory and political theory. His research covers augmented reality, computer simulation, social media, remote warfare and locative media. His portfolio is available online at www.moritzqueisner.de.
Moritz is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Humboldt University Berlin, where he is part of the research team „Image & Action“ (Bild & Handlung). Previously he worked at the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Pictureact and Embodiment and at the Post Media Lab at the Center for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Lüneburg. He has been member of the research training group Visibility and Visual Production: Hybrid Forms of Iconic Knowledge at the University of Potsdam and the University of applied sciences Potsdam. Moritz also holds an master’s dagree in European Media Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies.
Moritz is a regular speaker at conferences (list with public talks and lectures) and regulary teaches university courses. He is the co-founder of the Drone Research Network, an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and projects relating to the study of drones, which was established in 2015. His latest publications include topics such as „Mediated Vision in Remote Warfare„, „Image Guidance“ or „Medical Screen Operations“ (full list of publications).
Photos of Moritz for publications or conference material can be downloaded here (Zip file, Photos by Jonas Fehrenberg).
Since 2013 I work as a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Humboldt University Berlin. The interdisciplinary laboratory is a union of social, natural and technological sciences, medicine and – for the first time in basic research – the disciplines of design and architecture as well. In the laboratory, more than 25 different disciplines come together to investigate the fundamental Gestaltung processes of the sciences. My research focuses on the practical application of image-guided technologies. In the project we will investigate how and in which concrete aesthetic forms image guidance manifests itself in applied visual media; how these forms become images used for guidance and operating procedures in specific disciplines; which forms can be scientifically described and epistemologically anchored and conceptualized; and which directions are most feasible for exploring medical and technical optimization.
In 2013 I was a a research associate at the Post-Media Lab which is situated at the Center for Digital Cultures in Lüneburg. The PML is a collaboration between Leuphana University and Mute Magazine. The Lab is focused on the potential for ‚post-media‘ practice, drawing upon Felix Guattari’s concept of social and medial assemblages which unleash new forms of collective expression and experience. It is centred around a supported programme of visiting fellows – artists, technologists, film-makers, theorists, post-media operators – and the production of a series of associated, international public events and publishing projects.
From 2009–2013 I have been a member of the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment at Humboldt University Berlin. The project aimed to transform the prevailing mimesis theory of pictures, which argues that images are conceived as likenesses, into a Picture Act Theory. Its focus was to conduct research on the specific form of images, their vitality, and the substitution of body and image.
From 2011–2015 I have been a member of the DFG Research Training Centre „Visibility and Visualisation – Hybrid Forms of Pictorial Knowledge“ at Potsdam University. The program explores forms of visualisation in science and art. In collaboration with Fachhochschule Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin, the centre investigates practices of visualisation with a view to understanding how knowledge and reflective structures are constituted.
I finished my master’s degree of European Media Studies in 2011 with a thesis about machine vision. By bringing together aesthetics, theory and cultural history with technical media skills and media production, European Media Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to enable students to use and explain media technologies and to understand and communicate their social, cultural and political implications. I also hold and a bachelor’s degree in Communcation Science and studied Human Security at Vreije Universiteit Amsterdam.