Daniel Irrgang is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre Art as Forum, University of Copenhagen with a research project on Bruno Latour’s and Peter Weibel’s concept of “Thought Exhibition” (European Commission/REA Horizon2020, grant agreement no. 101028379). He is associated researcher at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin, where he was, until August 2022, postdoc 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 at Berlin University of the Arts. Among other fields, his research focusses on visual depictions of information from a media theory/cognitive studies perspective, HCI paradigms, art & technology practices, exhibition concepts, and on epistemological problems related to embodiment and technology.
From January 2018 until November 2019 Daniel was coordinator of the research seminar “Critical Zones” with Bruno Latour at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; he has been also a contributor to the exhibition publication at MIT press and web editor of the research section of the ZKM exhibition website.
From May 2016 until July 2019 Daniel has been a research associate (media theory/art studies) and (until 3/2018) assistant to the rector at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. From 2013 to 2016, he has been a research associate at the chair for media theory at Berlin University of the Arts and supervisor at the Vilém Flusser Archive.
Daniel is editor, together with Alice Soiné and Florian Hadler, of the journal Interface Critique and, with Siegfried Zielinski and Marcel René Marburger, of the book series International Flusser Lectures, as well as editor of numerous anthologies. He has organized various conferences and (co-)curated exhibitions at venues such as the ZKM Karlsruhe and Berlin Academy of Arts.
From 2008 to 2016, Daniel was a founding member of the communication agency AFKM, Berlin.