23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023
Portrait Jan Müggenburg
© Lennart Woithe

Jan Müggenburg

is a professor of media and history of science at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Since 2018, he is leading the German Research Foundation-funded project Assistive Media, which investigates how barriers inherent in human-machine interactions are overcome. His treatise »Lebhafte Artefakte« (2018; tr: Lively Artifacts) portrays the foundational history of cybernetics and groundbreaking research endeavors of Heinz von Foerster’s Biological Computer Lab, which influenced the field of AI.


Lebhafte Artefakte

Heinz von Foerster und die Maschinen des Biological Computer Laboratory

Konstanz University Press/Wallstein

Göttingen, 2018