Project Team

Project Team

Project Head

 Simon Ganahl heads the project Campus Medius and wrote all the texts on this website. He researches and teaches as a literature and media scholar with a focus on digital humanities at the Universities of Vienna, Liechtenstein, and Vorarlberg. After studies in liberal arts and social sciences in Vienna, Hamburg, and Zurich, he obtained PhD degrees in communication science (2009) and in German philology (2012) at the University of Vienna. In 2012/13 he was a visiting researcher in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York and in 2016 a visiting lecturer in the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also cofounder and managing editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal  Genealogy+Critique. His research work has received several awards and grants (e.g., APART from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Schrödinger from the Austrian Science Fund). Selected publications: Campus Medius: Digital Mapping in Cultural and Media Studies (transcript 2022); Karl Kraus-Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung (ed. with Katharina Prager, Metzler 2022); Karl Kraus und Peter Altenberg: Eine Typologie moderner Haltungen (Konstanz University Press 2015).

Software Development

 Darius Daftary programmed the front end of Campus Medius 1.0 (2014) in AngularJS and Leaflet. He has many years of experience as a leading software engineer in New York's digital economy and also teaches web development at university level. He studied Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.

 Andreas Krimbacher developed the software for Campus Medius 2.0 (2021). He employed only open-source technologies and has made the project code available at  GitHub. The website's front end was programmed in Angular and Mapbox GL JS, the back end in Django using a PostgreSQL database. He studied geomatics engineering at Graz University of Technology (BSc, 2012) and the ETH Zurich (MSc, 2014). From 2014 to 2021 he worked at GeoSphere Austria as a software developer and system architect. Since 2020 he has been tech lead (CTO) of the start-up company  nexyo.

 Rory Solomon developed Campus Medius 1.0 (2014) together with Simon Ganahl and programmed the back end of this initial version of the website in Django using a PostgreSQL database. He is director of the Code as a Liberal Art program at Eugene Lang College and assistant professor in the Department of Culture & Media at The New School in New York. He studied computer science and mathematics (BA) at UC Berkeley, as well as media studies (MA) at The New School, and earned his PhD in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.


 Stefan Amann designed the book edition of Campus Medius. After training as a merchant, he studied communication design at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH) and Manchester Metropolitan University and worked as a marketing consultant, copywriter, and graphic designer. In 2004, he founded the design agency  proxi with offices in Austria, Spain, and Germany, which he has co-owned and co-led since then. Apart from his design work, focusing on editorial and spatial design, he teaches in the InterMedia program at FH Vorarlberg.

 Mallory Brennan designed the website of Campus Medius 1.0 (2014). She studied communication design (BFA) and media studies (MA) at The New School and works as a media designer in New York City.

 Susanne Kiesenhofer designed the website of Campus Medius 2.0 (2021). She studied media technology at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (BSc, 2012) and media design at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (MA, 2016). From 2017 to 2020 she was employed at the innovation lab of the communication agency Milla & Partner in Stuttgart. Since 2020 she has been working at the  Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.


 Katy Derbyshire translated the texts of Campus Medius 1.0 (2014) from German into English. She grew up in London, where she studied translation and German. Since 1996 she has been living in Berlin as a translator of contemporary German literature (among others by Clemens Meyer, Inka Parei, and Christa Wolf).

 Maria Slater translated the Topology module from German into English and copy-edited all other English-language texts of Campus Medius 2.0 (2021). Based in Vienna since 2009, she has many years of experience as a translator and copy editor of publications and a wide range of texts in the fields of art & culture and research & academia. She studied modern and medieval languages (French and German, MA Cantab) at the University of Cambridge and German philology (MA) at the University of Vienna.

Advisory Board

 Roland Innerhofer is emeritus professor of modern German literature at the University of Vienna. Among his research foci are the history of Austrian literature and culture, science fiction, media aesthetics, the theory of literary genres, and the poetics of knowledge. He is the main editor of a  digital edition of Andreas Okopenko's diaries. His monographs include: Architektur aus Sprache: Korrespondenzen zwischen Literatur und Baukunst 1890–1930 (Erich Schmidt 2018); Deutsche Science Fiction 1870–1914: Rekonstruktion und Analyse der Anfänge einer Gattung (Böhlau 1996).

 Colin Koopman is head of the philosophy department and director of the New Media & Culture graduate certificate program at the University of Oregon. His work mobilizes analytics and concepts from the philosophical traditions of genealogy and pragmatism to engage current issues of politics, ethics, and culture. He has published three monographs: How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person (University of Chicago Press 2019); Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (Indiana University Press 2013); Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty (Columbia University Press 2009).

 Shannon Mattern is professor of media studies and art history at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching addresses, among other subjects, media infrastructures, the materiality of media objects, urban media history, and media architecture, especially libraries and archives. She is the author of the following monographs: A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences (Princeton University Press 2021); Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media (University of Minnesota Press 2017); Deep Mapping the Media City (University of Minnesota Press 2015); The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities (University of Minnesota Press 2006).

 Todd Presner is chair of the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from 2011 to 2021 he was the director of UCLA's Digital Humanities program. His research focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography. From 2005 to 2015, he headed  HyperCities, a collaborative, digital mapping platform that explored the layered histories of city spaces. He is the author or editor of several books, among them Urban Humanities: New Practices for Reimagining the City (ed. et al., MIT Press 2020), HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities (coauthored with David Shepard and Yoh Kawano, Harvard University Press 2014), Digital_Humanities (ed. et al., MIT Press 2012), and Mobile Modernity: Germans, Jews, Trains (Columbia University Press 2007).

 Philipp Sarasin is emeritus professor of modern history at the University of Zurich and coeditor of the online journal  Geschichte der Gegenwart. His research mainly deals with the history of knowledge, theories of historiography, urban history, and the history of sexuality and the human body. His key publications are: 1977: Eine kurze Geschichte der Gegenwart (Suhrkamp 2021); Michel Foucault zur Einführung (7th ed., Junius 2020); Darwin und Foucault: Genealogie und Geschichte im Zeitalter der Biologie (Suhrkamp 2009, Taschenbuch 2019); Anthrax: Bioterror as Fact and Fantasy (Harvard University Press 2006); Geschichtswissenschaft und Diskursanalyse (Suhrkamp 2003); Reizbare Maschinen: Eine Geschichte des Körpers 1765–1914 (Suhrkamp 2001).


Clemens Apprich, Thomas Ballhausen, Guido Blechl, Susanne Blumesberger, Ingo Börner, Paolo Carpignano, Sabrina Corbellini, Wolfgang Duchkowitsch, Georg Eckmayr, Alexandra Egger, Maurice Erb, Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Johannes Feichtinger, Jaimey Fisher, Christian Fleck, Daniela Franke, Fanni Freudenthaler, Raman Ganguly, Robert W. Gehl, Andreas Gelhard, Tanja Gnosa, Gerhard Gonter, Wolf Harranth, Petra Herczeg, Kristina Höch, Margriet Hoogvliet, Eva Horn, Rastislav Hudak, Thomas Hübel, Christoph Jokubonis, Sigrid Kammerer, Patrick Kilian, David D. Kim, Franziska Klemstein, Margarita Köhl, Andreas Koop, Valerie Lechner, Anna Lindner, Monika Litscher, Klaus Lojka, Hubert Matt, Hannes Mittergeber, Thomas Nail, Arndt Niebisch, Wolfgang Pensold, Robert Pfundner, Miriam Posner, Katharina Prager, Susanne Reichl, Martin Reinhart, Paul Reitter, Dirk Rose, Krisztina Rozgonyi, Barry Salmon, Gottfried Schnödl, Mathias Schönher, Melanie P. Strasser, Wolfgang Straub, Martina Süess, Elena Vogman, Gero Wierichs, Burkhardt Wolf, Christian Zolles, and all participants in the "Mapping Modern Media" courses and workshops.

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