Siegfried Zielinski is the founding and former president
and professor of Communication Theory and Audiovision at
the Academy of Media Arts (Kunsthochschule für Medien),
He studied theatre, philology, philosophy, linguistics
and political science and was media specialist in the 1980s
at the Technical University of Berlin. Zielinski has been
professor for Communication and Media Studies since 1993.
He was professor from 1990-93 for audio-visual studies
at the University of Salzburg, where he developed the teaching,
production and research department Audiovisionen.
is a leading German expert on history, theory and practice
of audiovisual media with emphasis on media archeology and
a hermeneutics of electronic media. He published numerous
books and essays on the history, theory and practice of
cinema, television and video, including Veit Harlan; Zur
Geschichte des Videorecorders and Audiovisions - Cinema
and Television as Entr'actes in History. With V2_, he published Towards a dramaturgy of differences in Interfacing Realities (1997). His latest publication is Deep Time of the Media - Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means (with Gloria Custance, and Timothy Druckrey, 2006).
Since 2005, he is developing Variantology of the Media, which published three volumes: http://www.variantology.com/