Florian Wiencek – Digital Project Designer

Florian Wiencek (B.Sc. in Digital Media – 2006; M.A. in Art and Cultural Mediation – 2009; University of Bremen) is currently PhD fellow at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (Visual Communication and Expertise) finishing his thesis on the topic of “Digital Mediation of Art and Culture” (expected Fall 2013), analyzing how digital media and digital data with their characteristics and affordances are currently employed in practices of mediation of art and culture and for cultural learning. Moreover he is interested in the creative (re-)use of digital heritage data for co-creative knowledge generation about and with art and culture together with the audience inside and outside of an exhibition or institution.

In the academic year 2012/2013 he held a position as visiting lecturer in the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University (Durham NC, USA). Before he served as Steering Committee Member of the Research Center “Visual Communication and Expertise” (Jacobs University Bremen) and was working as research associate in the BMBF-funded project „Visual–Film–Discourse“ (Jacobs University Bremen) on the categorization and image typologies of news images and the use of image archives and -databases in news production.

Moreover he has worked as freelance graphic-  and webdesigner and as curator / project manager / designer in several exhibition projects. His main research interests are digital mediation of art and culture, digital archives, media- and hybrid art, digital culture and communication as well as co-creative and participatory methods of knowledge generation and education.