I am a re­se­arch asso­ci­ate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity Ber­lin. I have 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.


Mediated Vision in Remote Warfare

I pu­blished a pa­per en­t­it­led  ’Looking Through a Soda Straw’: Mediated Vision in Remote Warfare in an is­sue on dro­nes („Droner og krig“) in the Danish jour­nal Politik edi­ted by Kathrin Maurer and Andreas Immanuel Graae.

Abstract: Image-guided mi­li­ta­ry ope­ra­ti­ons em­bed sol­di­ers into a com­plex sys­tem of image pro­duc­tion, trans­mis­si­on, and per­cep­ti­on. These sol­di­ers se­pa­ra­te their bo­dies from the battle­field, but they also me­dia­te bet­ween them. In par­ti­cu­lar, re­mo­te con­trol­led ope­ra­ti­ons of so-called un­man­ned ae­ri­al sys­tems (UAS) re­qui­re the syn­chro­ni­za­ti­on bet­ween hu­man ac­tors and tech­ni­cal sen­sors in real-time, such as the know­ledge of a si­tua­ti­on. This si­tua­tio­nal awa­re­ness re­li­es al­most ex­clu­si­ve­ly on the vi­sua­li­za­ti­on of sen­so­ry data. This human-machine ent­an­gle­ment cor­re­sponds to a new ope­ra­ti­ve mo­da­li­ty of images which dif­fers from pre­vious forms of real-time ima­ging such as live broad­cas­ting, as it is ba­sed on a feedback-loop that turns the ob­ser­ver into an ac­tor. Images are not sim­ply ana­ly­zed and in­ter­pre­ted but be­co­me agents in a socio- tech­no­lo­gi­cal as­sem­bla­ge. The pa­per will draw upon this func­tio­nal shift of images from a me­di­um of vi­sua­li­za­ti­on towards a me­di­um that gui­des ope­ra­ti­ve pro­ces­ses. Based on the ana­ly­sis of vi­si­on, ar­chi­tec­tu­re, and na­vi­ga­ti­on in re­mo­te war­fa­re, it will dis­cuss how real-time vi­deo tech­no­lo­gy and the mo­bi­li­za­ti­on of sen­sor and trans­mis­si­on tech­no­lo­gy pro­du­ce a type of in­ter­ven­ti­on, in which ac­tion and per­cep­ti­on is in­crea­singly or­ga­ni­zed and de­ter­mi­ned by ma­chi­nes. (Image: US Army, Cpl Mark Webster, OGL)

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