Daniel Irrgang is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre Art as Forum, conducting research on Bruno Latour’s and Peter Weibel’s concept of “Thought Exhibition” (EU Horizon 2020, grant agreement no. 101028379). He is an affiliated researcher with the Einstein Center Digital Future and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, both in Berlin. At the Weizenbaum Institute he was, until August 2022, senior researcher and deputy head of the Berlin University of the Arts research group ‘Inequality and Digital Sovereignty’ (now: ‘Design, Diversity, and New Commons‘).
He holds a PhD in media studies on diagrammatics and expanded mind theories from the Berlin University of the Arts. His research encompasses various fields, including visual depictions of information from a media theory/cognitive studies perspective, HCI paradigms, art and technology practices, exhibition concepts, and epistemological problems related to embodiment and technology.
From January 2018 to November 2019, Daniel coordinated the research seminar “Critical Zones” with Bruno Latour at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. He also contributed to the exhibition catalogue at MIT Press and served as the web editor of the research section of the ZKM exhibition website.
Between May 2016 and July 2019, Daniel was research associate (media theory/art studies) and, until March 2018, assistant to the rector at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. From 2013 to 2016, he was research associate at the chair for media theory (Siegfried Zielinski) at the Berlin University of the Arts and supervisor at the Vilém Flusser Archive.
Daniel is an editor, along with Florian Hadler and Alice Soiné, of the journal Interface Critique, and, with Siegfried Zielinski and Marcel René Marburger, of the book series ‘International Flusser Lectures’. He has also edited numerous anthologies. Additionally, he has organized various conferences and co-curated exhibitions at venues such as the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Einstein Center Digital Future, and the Berlin Academy of Arts.
From 2008 to 2016, Daniel was a founding member of the communication agency AFKM in Berlin.