This website is currently under construction. It will give you an overview and access to about all my publications – and that in three languages. It will also present some of my artworks.
My main research area is the cultural history of automobility, especially image history / visual culture and transnational comparisons.
My dissertation (12/2016) in History of Technology and Cultural Studies (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Humboldt University of Berlin), written in a German and a French version, examined the “Knowledge history and image history of the car accident in France and the United States (1945-1975).” On the one hand, the thesis dealt with the early years of accident research, on the other hand with the representation of accidents in French and American films.
During my dissertation, I participated in two transnational and interdisciplinary research projects – as Fellow of the Daimler and Benz Foundation I investigated the cultural history of autonomous driving. Second, I analyzed the techno-imaginary meaning of the railroad in cinema for the French think-tank Forum Vies Mobiles.
After my PhD-thesis, I wrote a monograph on the transnational research history of autonomous driving (1950-2000) in the United States, Japan, and Europe. This transnational study of pioneers, innovation, and technological change covers the history of robotics, computer history, and artificial intelligence. The book project was funded by the German Ministry of Defense.
Last update: February 5, 2023.