Jan Müggenburg

Portrait Jan Müggenburg
© Lennart Woithe

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.