Ingeborg Reichle

Ingeborg Reichle is the chair of the Department of Media Theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and serving as founding chair of the Department of Cross-disciplinary Strategies from 2017 till 2018, designing an integrated BA study program on applied studies in art, science, philosophy, and global challenges. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Media Theory as full professor in 2016, she was FONTE professor at Humboldt University Berlin. In 2004 she gained her Ph.D. from the Humboldt University Berlin with the dissertation Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art, published in 2009 with Springer publishers, Vienna/New York, at Humboldt University Berlin she also gained her habilitation in 2013. Her area of research is the encounter of the arts with cutting edge technologies such as biotechnology and synthetic biology, taking into account artistic responses as well as the respective discourses in the sciences and our societies in order to develop a critical understanding of the role of twenty-first century arts.