Bernhard Siegert (PhD) is Professor for Theory and History of Cultural Techniques at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He studied German and Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Judaic Studies and History at Freiburg University and received his PhD from the Ruhr University Bochum in 1991. After a position as research assistant at the chair for Aesthetics and Media History at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Bernhard Siegert came to Weimar in 2001 where was one of the founders of the Graduate School “Mediale Historiographien” in 2004, and initiated the degree program “MediaArchitecture” (Master of Science) at the Bauhaus-Universität. In 2004/05 he was Senior Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaft (IFK) in Vienna, and in 2008 and 2011 Visiting Professor of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since April 2008, Bernhard Siegert has been – alongside with Lorenz Engell – director of the IKKM.