Dr. phil. des. Daniel Irrgang

Research Assistant

Dr. phil. des. Daniel Irrgang is research associate at the “Inequality and Digital Sovereignty” research group at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. His research focusses on visual depictions of information from a media theory / cognitive studies perspective (“diagrammatics”), interface as well as general HCI paradigms and media archaeological studies, among other fields. Currently he is working on a critique of transhumanist and Californian Ideology narratives. Since January 2018, Daniel is coordinator of the research seminar “Critical Zones” with Bruno Latour at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

Daniel holds a Ph.D. (des.) in media studies (Berlin University of the Arts – UdK Berlin) with a thesis on diagrammatics, expanded mind and expanded hermeneutics in connection with Vilém Flusser’s concept of “technical image”. He studied communication in social and economic contexts (M.A.) at UdK Berlin.




Universität der Künste (UdK)


Daniel Irrgang, “Leibniz – I Ching – Cage. Blind Thinking and Chance Operations,” in: DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull’s Method of Thought and Artistic Practice, ed. by Amador Vega Esquerra, Peter Weibel, and Siegfried Zielinski (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019), pp. 270–282.

Daniel Irrgang, Martin Guinard-Terrin and Bettina Korintenberg, “Critical Zones. Ein Forschungsseminar mit Bruno Latour,” in: Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande 50/2 (2018). Focus of this issue: Humanités Environnementales. Qui de neuf du côté des méthodes?, pp. 297–308.

Daniel Irrgang, Peter Weibel, and Siegfried Zielinski (eds.), The Political Economy of Data. On Psychometrics, Deep Learning and Net Populism (Karlsruhe: ZKM | Center for Art and Media, 2018). Interface Critique Journal 1: Beyond UX (2018), ed. by Florian Hadler, Alice Soiné and Daniel Irrgang.

Daniel Irrgang and Siegfried Zielinski (eds.), Erkundungen im anthropologischen Viereck. Lektionen im Kontext des Flusserschen Denkens (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2018).

Daniel Irrgang, Vom Umkehren der Bedeutungsvektoren. Prototypen des technischen Bildes bei Vilém Flusser. International Flusser Lectures (Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2017).

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