Frank Geßner Frank Geßner was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1965. He is living and working as a free artist and professor in Berlin and Babelsberg. Studied Sculpture, Painting, Aesthetics, and Art History in Stuttgart and Berlin. 2002 and 2003 “Award for Excellent Teaching”, University of the Arts Berlin. In 2004, he was appointed to… Continue reading Frank



Alexander Walmsley Alexander Walmsley studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (B.A., 2014) and Archaeology at the University of Geneva (M.Sc., 2018).He is a designer and developer with a specialism in VR and other 3D spatial technologies such as photogrammetry and GIS, particularly in relation to their relation to heritage, culture and architecture. Alongside his… Continue reading Alexander



Bela Usabaev After receiving her master’s degree in computational linguistics from the University of Tübingen Bela has worked as junior research engineer on audio and speaker search applications at Fraunhofer IAIS in Sankt Augustin. After being dedicated to statistical speech synthesis and statistical modelling of speech research she has turned to media art studies at… Continue reading Bela



Angela Brennecke Angela Brennecke has been Professor for Audio and Interactive Media Technologies/ Directing Audio Processing in the Creative Technologies course at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since August 2017 and is the deputy dean of Faculty II. She completed her studies in computer visualistics in 2004 as a graduate engineer at the University… Continue reading Angela


Vera Rumyantseva Kleiman Vera Rumyantseva Kleiman studied French and English at the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages from 1983 to 1988, then from 1990-1995 in the correspondence department of the Moscow Literature Institute, specialising in Children’s Literature, Poetry and Prose, Spanish and Translation. In 1996 she studied German as a scholarship holder of the Goethe… Continue reading Vera



Lucas Frye Lucas Frye studied media science (B.A. and M.A.) and business administration (B.A.) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In 2020 he completed his Master’s degree with a thesis on the relationship between humour and documentary film. His areas of interest include film history, aesthetics & theory and digital image aesthetics. During his studies he worked… Continue reading Lucas



Katrin Springer Katrin Springer studied Film & Theatre Science and Russian Science. She graduated as a Media Consultant. Since 1988 she has worked as assistant director, line producer, post-production coordinator, production consultant and producer for national and international film productions. In 2009 she founded her own production company, Filmkantine. She has produced award-winning documentaries which… Continue reading Katrin



Arran Ridley Arran’s research deals predominantly with understanding data visualization and its effectiveness in the public sphere. Now in the final stages of his PhD through the University of Leeds within the School of Media and Communication, Arran has built a firm foundation of knowledge with an MA in Digital Media and Culture at the… Continue reading Arran



Tatiana Brandrup As a visiting professor at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Tatiana is researching forms of making the apartment of Russian director Sergei Eisenstein accessible in VR as part of the Collisions project. Her artistic research focuses on the creative use of VR and on multimedia storytelling in documentary. She studied social anthropology and… Continue reading Tatiana


Marian Dörk Marian is a research professor for Information Visualization & Management at the Urban Futures Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He offers courses for students enrolled in interface design, urban futures, and the information sciences. Together with Prof. Boris Müller, he heads the UCLAB, a visualization research group situated between design,… Continue reading Marian