Dieter Mersch

Dieter Mersch studied mathematics and philosophy in Cologne, Bochum, and Darmstadt. In 2004 he became Professor of Media Theory and Media Studies at the University of Potsdam. Since 2013 he has been Head of the Institute for Theory at the ZHdK Zurich. Dieter Mersch was guest professor in Chicago, Budapest and Lucerne, and Fellow at the IKKM Weimar and at the ZHdK Zurich. His work focuses on media philosophy, aesthetics and art theory, semiotics, hermeneutics, poststructuralism and philosophy of the image and language.
Dieter Mersch - Manifesto of Artistic Research
bilingual edition (English / German)
Diaphanes - Think Art
A manifesto for artistic research and in defense of its autonomy.
Dieter Mersch - Théorie des médias - Une introduction
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Medias/Theories
An introduction to media theory.
Dieter Mersch - Epistemologies of Aesthetics
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
sold out
A pioneering study in which professor of media theory Dieter Mersch paves the way for a methodology of aesthetics that would move beyond the “linguistic turn” to create a new scientific discourse that would create a better conceptual understanding of art-based research.

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