Dr. phil. Baruch Gottlieb



2014 Promoviert an der UdK Berlin (Doktor der Philosophie)

2008-2014 Doktorstudium bei Siegfried Zielinski

2005-2008 Magisterstudium an der European Graduate School, Leuk Stadt Schweiz (M.A. Media and Communications)

1986-1989 Bachelorstudium an der Concordia Universität, Montréal (B.F.A Film Production – Cinema)



Englisch (Muttersprachler), Französisch (fliessend), Deutsch (sehr gut), Koreanisch, Japanische, Chinesish (rostig)

Berufliche Laufbahn:

aktuelle Beschäftigungen


Universität der Künste Berlin

vorher IZM → heute SG

seit 2008:  University Lecturer


West Den Haag, Den Haag

seit 09.2017

Curator, Director of Special Projects


Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus: Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Technikwissenschaft

seit 03.2018:  University Lecturer


SFX Seoul International Sound Art Festival

seit 11.2006 Director & Founder


Flusser Club e.V

seit 10.2018 Gründer und Vorstand (mit Steffi Winkler)


Stiftung Neue Klassik International

seit 01.2019 Vorstand


Short Biography

Dr. phil. Baruch Gottlieb, trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University Montreal, has a doctorate in digital aesthetics from the University of Arts Berlin. From 2005-2008 he was professor of Media Art at Yonsei University Graduate School for Communication and Arts in Seoul, Korea. He is active member of the Telekommunisten, Arts & Economic Group and laboratoire de déberlinisation artist collectives. Author of "Gratitude for Technology" (ATROPOS 2009), "A Political Economy of the Smallest Things" (ATROPOS 2016), and Digital Materialism (Emerald 2018) he currently lectures in philosophy of digital art at the University of Arts Berlin,


He is curator of the touring exhibition series "Flusser & the Arts" based on the philosophical writings of Vilém Flusser, which has been presented at ZKM, Karlsruhe, AdK Berlin, West den Haag and GAMU Prague and "FEEDBACK: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts" which has been presented at West den Haag and 34th Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig, and is  travelling to Berlin, Paris, and Toronto. He writes extensively on digital media, digital archiving, generative and interactive processes, digital media for public space and on social and political aspects of networked media. He is currently lecturer in digital aesthetics at UdK Berlin and Technical University Cottbus and artistic researcher in residence at West Den Haag.


Recent Teaching:


2020: “Embodied Thinking II - Peripatetic” semester seminar UdK Berlin

2020: “DAAD Flusser100 Winterschool” semester seminar FH Potsdam

2020: Embodied Thinking I - Passionate Reason, semester seminar at UdK Berlin

2019: “Technical Environments” semester seminar UdK Berlin

2019: “Ethik und Handeln” semester seminar at B-TU Cottbus

2019: "Virtual Reality in der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit" semester seminar at B-TU Cottbus

2019: "Digital Materialism" block seminar at HfG Karlsruhe

2019: "Externalization & Human Nature" semester seminar at UdK Berlin

2019 "The New Alphabet" Kollisionswoche Block Seminar with Franziska Wildt UdK Berlin

2018 "Technical Environments" semester seminar Technical University Cottbus

2018 "Rapid Response Opera" semester seminar UdK Berlin

2018 "Specul-active (data) Modeling semester seminar Technical University Cottbus

2018 "Cyber-aesthetic Methods" block semester seminar UdK Berlin

2017 "Exquisite Complexity" semester seminar UdK Berlin

2017 "Digital Materiality" block seminar UdK Berlin

2017 "Resistence, Subsistence, Insistence" block seminar UdK Berlin

2016 "Data Knowledge Narrative" semester seminar UdK Berlin

2016 "Digital Materiality" semester seminar UdK Berlin 

2016 "Freedom of Photography: Vilém Flusser and the Migrant Experience" Block Seminar UdK Berlin

2015 "Digital Materiality" semester seminar UdK Berlin

2015 "Anthropomorphie der elektronisken Welt" Block Semester UdK Berlin

2014 "Vilém Flusser and the Arts" Summer and Winter Semester UdK Berlin




Gottlieb, Baruch, ed. Global Warning! with contributions from Gary Genosko, Thierry Bardini, Katarina Niemeyer, Ewa Wójtowicz, Jared Ball and Baruch Gottlieb, West Den Haag 2020 ISBN: 97-890-79917-87-7

Gottlieb, Baruch ed. Spinoza - Passionate Action with contributions from Ewa Majewska, Florence Freitag, Cassie Thonton and Baruch Gottlieb, West Den Haag 2020

Gottlieb, Baruch, Digital Materialiy, 216 pages, Emerald Books, London, 2018 ISBN-9781787436695

Gottlieb, Baruch, A Political Economy of the Smallest Things, 432 pages, Atropos Books, New York, (2016) ISBN- 9781940813905

Gottlieb, Baruch, Gratitude for Technology, 123 pages, Atropos Books, New York, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0981997278 (one chapter translated into Spanish in: Perales, Verónica, e.d Creación y discursos hipermedia Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia. Murcia (España) 2011: SBN: 1889-979X.

Gottlieb, Baruch, author and ed. Sound + Art, 192 Pages, Misulmunwha Publishing, Seoul, 2008 ISBN: 9788991847484


Other Articles:


Gottlieb, Baruch "Soviet or Internet" Furtherfield, October 2016

Baruch Gottlieb and Dmytri Kleiner. OCTO or how the net was won. Interactions 23, 2 (February 2016), 33-35. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2890642

Baruch Gottlieb "From Abstraction to Concretion" Flusser Studies 20 (December 2015)

Berry, D. M., Dieter, M., Gottlieb, B., and Voropai, L. (2013) Imaginary Museums, Computationality & the New Aesthetic, BWPWAP, Berlin: Transmediale.

Gottlieb, Baruch "ST6M: a comprehensive smart phone labour model" in World of the News Journal, Digital aesthetics research centre & centre for Digital Urban living, aarhus University & transmediale/resource for transmedial culture & Digital aesthetics research centre.iSBN 87-91810-20-5 ean 9788791810206, 2012

Gottlieb, Baruch "On the Persistence of Hardware" in ISEA2011 Conference Proceedings (Leonardo) 2011

On Musical Automata" in Variantology 4, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln 2010

Gottlieb, Baruch "Networked Narratives: Proto-Post Human" in "Mediateca Expandida" Telefonica Foundation 2010

Gottlieb, Baruch "the Vital Signs of Processual Art", in "El Proceso como Paradigma" Telefonica Foundation 2009

other publications

Gottlieb, Baruch, producer, editor of 6 languages translations, director of subtitling "Vilém Flusser: We Shall Survive in the Memory of Others" DVD & booklet Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
2010 ISBN 978-3-86560-806-2



since 2009...

2020 Feedback #5 Marshall McLuhan and the Arts Global Warning! exhibition at Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt

2020 "Spinoza and the Arts - Passionate Reason" 12 monthly transdisciplinary encounters of philosophy and art, West Den Haag, The Hague

2020 "Haket" presentation at Money Lab 8, Aksioma, Ljbljana, Slovenia

2020  “Post-Growth”, exhibition with DISNOVATION.org iMAL, Brussels, Belgium

2020  “post-growth”, exhibition with DISNOVATION.org ,3 BIS F Aix-en-Provence, France

2020  “Grand Social Butterfly Processions”, public art projections Namdaemun, Seoul, Korea and COEX Seoul, Korea

2020  “Revolutionary Networked Politics”, panel and workshop, Volksbühne Berlin, transmediale

2020 “Repair Atelier”, with Dr. Astrid Schwarz and students from B-TU Cottbus,  Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

2020 “Haket” Rational Cryptocurrency, @“Algotaylorism” Kunsthalle Mulhouse, curated by Aude Launay


2019 “FEEDBACK #4 Marshall McLuhan and the Arts exhibition/symposium project" international version at CCS Detroit and at University of Windsor

2019 “Passionate Reason: Spinoza and the Arts” year-long program of talks, reading sessions, publications, symposia and more at West Den Haag, The Hague

2019 “ Passionate Action” Summer School, concept and direction, with instructors Ewa Majewska, Florence Freitag  Cassie Thornton, at West Den Haag, The Hague

2019 ”Optimization and Its Miscontents: Counterpolitics of Surveillance Capitalism with Zeljko Blace, Seda Gürses, Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha and others, transmediale, Berlin

2019 "Networked Politics" at Unlearning Place, The New Alphabet, HKW Berlin

2019 “Online Culture Wars” with DISNOVATION!, ars electronica

2019: “Digitalität und künstlerisches Wissen“, mit Michael Meyer und Katrina Krtilovà Forschungsmaschine: Verschränkte Verfahren - Kunst & Theorie, Volksbühne Berlin

2019: “Digital Materialism” Nach dem Digitalen. Konjunkturen des Postdigitalen, ZhdK Zürich

2019  “Digital Matrialism” RAT School of Art Talks #98 ,Seoul

2019: “Nebulate” permanent audiovisual installation, Sorhyewon Resort, YangYang Gangwon Province, Korea

2019  “Haket: cryptomonnaie rationel” Cryptopolitiques, New Kids on the Blockchain, Gaieté Lyrique, Paris

2019  Telekommunisten Assembly, “Commie Curious” workshops 36C3 Leipzig


2018 "FEEDBACK#2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts" exhibition/symposium project, Humboldt Unoversity, EIGEN+ART Lab, Embassy of Canada Berlin, transmediale (HKW)

2018 "the Revolution Revisited, 2nd edition" performances, workshops and presentations, Rosa's House of Culture, St. Petersburg, Central City Library of Moscow NA Nekrasov, Moscow , Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow

2018 "Structural Challenges to Technological Emancipation" refrag Fesitval, Paris

2018 "Cybernetic Advertising Academy" concept and direction of 1-week Summer School (with Shailoh Philips) at West Den Haag, The Hague

2018 "Critical Methods" day workshop with Shailoh Phillips, Techfestival, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2018 "FEEDBACK#3: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts" exhibition/symposium project, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

2018 "Technological Unemployment is a Myth Under Capitalism" Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin Germany

2018 "Terror in the Global Village" online algorithmic art, with DISNOVATION, META MARATHON, NRW Düsseldorf

2018 "ONLINE CULTURE WARS"big data mapping art, with DISNOVATION, MU Festival, Eindhoven

2018 "Structural Challenges to Technological Emancipation" Go and Stop the Progress, Chto Delat School of Engaged Art Summer School, Berlin

2018 "Marshall McLuhan and the Arts exhibition/symposium project" presentation at Many McLuhans conference, University of Toronto, Toronto

2018 “Commie Curious” workshop 35C3 Leipzig


2017 "Telekommunist International" transmediale 17, Berlin

2017 "Vilém Flusser a Umeni" curated exhibition, GAMU, Prague CZ

2017 "the Revolution Revisited" durational performance : Zürich, Berlin, Sassnitz, Malmø, Stockholm, Helsinki, Petrograd, including symposia in Berlin and St. Petersburg

2017 "CorbynFace" insurgent viral game, Games for the Many, London

2017   Several computer animations for the Lotte World Tower, Seoul, Korea.

2017 "FEEDBACK: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts" exhibition/symposium project, West den Haag, the Hague

2017 "FEEDBACK#2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts" exhibition/symposium project, 34C3 Leipzig


2016 "WhiteSaveMe" installation with online elements @transmediale 

2016 McLuminations 16.0 with Andrew Clement and Steffi Winkler, Marshall McLuhan Salon, Embassy of Canada, Berlin

2016 "BODENLOS-Vilém Flusser and the Arts" curator of the exhibition, and convenor, moderator of the symposium, West den Haag, the Hague, NL.

2016 McLuminations 16.1 with Steffi Winkler, Marshall McLuhan Salon, Embassy of Canada, Berlin

2016 "Concatenated Oikoi" presentation Ecologies of Excess conference Leuphana University, Lüneburg

2016 "Transvestment and Exvestment" presentation Peer Value Conference Amsterdam City Hall, Amsterdam

2016 "Comprehending Countervailing Externalities" , Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz  Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Institut Experimentelle Design- und Medienkulturen

2016 "UBI is a neoliberal plot to make you poorer" (panel pres.) MoneyLab3, INC, Amsterdam

2016 "Prevailing over Money" (workshop) MoneyLab3, INC, Amsterdam

2016 "Digital Rentierism and Audience Territory" The Political Economy of Platformisation International Colloquium at the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester.


2015 "Deadswap 2.0" Offline sharing system game @ transmediale curated by Daphne Dragina

2015 "On the Statutus of Technical Images" Panel presentation and paper at Variable Worlds Symposium

2015 "PARAGORA" 6-day quarterly symposium on political aesthetics @ Werkstatt Berlin

2015 "Athopomorphie der elektronischen Welt" seminar in der Kollisionswoche UdK Berlin
2015 "Digital Materiality" semester seminar UdK Berlin

2015 "OCTO P7C-ES" installation + labour theater @SKUC Gallery Ljubljana Slovenia, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Janez Jansa

2015 "OCTO P7C-ES" installation + labour theater @Rijeka Museum of Art, Croatia, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Janez Jansa

2015 "Political Economy of Communications Networks" Keynote presentation @ Critical Alternatives Decennial 2015, Aarhus University, Aarhus 

2015 "Venture Communism" panel presentation @ MoneyLab#2 Institute of Network Cultures Amsterdam

2015 Marshall McLuhan "Seance", performance @ Werkleitz Festival MoveON, Halle

2015 "Emulating the Flusser Hypertext" presentation @ Preservation and Access to Born-Digital Culture, international symposium, iMAL, Brussels

2015 "BODENOS-Vilém Flusser & the Arts" curator for the exhibition, in ZKM Karlsruhe in August ans Akademie der Künste in Berlin in November, also organizer of associated symposia and other events.


2014 "Numbers Station" @transmediale2014 

2014 McLuminations 14:1 performative video discussion series with Jamie Allen and David Gauthier @Canadian Embassy Berlin 

2014 FlusserTalk #2 performative video discussion series with Michael Bielicki @TZB (Czech Centre Berlin)

2014 "Berliner Materialismus" quarterly philosophical symposium on aesthetics @UdK Berlin

2014 "Conflict in the Electronics Supply Chain" 1-semester project with students at the HTW-Berlin

2014 "Convenients" music CD with The New Dialect (Patrick Hamilton)

2014 "Numbers Station" @Rauma Biennale, Rauma, Finland, curated by Janne Koski

2014 "OCTO-APPS" autonomous pneumatic communication system @New Babylon, Athens curated by Daphne Dragona

2014 "AFRO" art bills collected by the Davis Museum, Barcelona


2013 "OCTO" telecommunications critique installation with Dmytri Kleiner, Jeff Mann et al @transmediale festival, Berlin

2013 "Interact" Networked artwork @BMW Foundation "World Young Leader's Forum" Beijing

2013 "Miscommunication Station" telecommunications critique installation with Dmytri Kleiner, Jeff Mann et al @IMAL Festival, Brussels and AND Festival Liverpool

2013 FlusserTalk #1 performative video discussion @TZB (Czech Centre Berlin) 

2013 "Encounters" Public Art for Gwangan Bridge, Pusan, Korea


2012 "R15N" with Telekommunisten @ transmediale12 curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli

2012 ST6M labour mapping project @ transmediale12 curated by Soren Pold

2012 "Canine Pyromania", curated video program @ Ghosts off the Shelf, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin/CTM

2012 "Gigas/Giant Clam" interactive media sculpture commissioned for EXPO 2012, Yeosu Korea

2012 "Seasons" generative media work commissioned for the Gwangyang public media project 

2012 "Biographical Chronicle of Industrial Production" performed at the 2nd Month of Performance Art Berlin

2012 "Persistence of Hardware" performative lecture at Critical Art Space @documenta13 Kassel Germany

2012 "ST6M" digital storytelling and data visualization project presentation and workshop at DMI (Digital Methods Institute) University of Amsterdam, Goldsmiths College, SciencePo Paris

2012 "iMine" art-app & "ST6M" digital storytelling and data visualization project: installation, presentation, panel and workshops @AMAZE festival, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 "R15N" telecommunications critique installation with Dmytri Kleiner @Malaupixel Festival, Paris, France.

2012 book sprint "on New Aesthetics" with Michael Dieter, Lioudmila Voropai, David Berry, transmediale projects

2011 McLuminations : performative archives @transmediale 10, Canadian Embassy, Frankfurt Book Fair w/ Claudia Becker, Steffi Winkler, Derrick de Kerckhove, Richard Cavell, Adam Hyde

2011 Media Facade (long-term generative media installation): GT Tower, Sinnonhyeon Dong, Seoul 
2011 Congo Confluence @ PIXELACHE, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Eyespeakers, 3-channel video installation w/Oralsyndicate @ Operational Performances, LEAP Berlin

2011 Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ Mal au Pixel, Paris, France

2011 "Auto-disclosure" installation @Eurozentrika, LEAP Berlin

2011 I-mine installation @ ISEA Istanbul, Panel: On the Persistence of Hardware

2011 Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ 'Global Art and the Museum' ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2011 ST6M at Re:source Conference UdK, Berlin


2010 "Carte Globale" portable media objects, Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ transmediale 10, Berlin 

2010 SFX Seoul 3rd Edition "Sound Specific" Sound Art Festival, founder and director 

2010 "We shall survive in the Memory of Others", DVD of late Vilém Flusser interviews with subtitles in 7 languages, producer, co-production C3 Budapest, UdK, VFA 

2010 "Dienst!." solo exhibiition, metal objects, drawings, generative media object, Wohnlabor, Berlin

2010 "iMine" mobile app/game for Android & iPhone @ LABoral, summerLAB, Gijon, Spain

2010 "Time Travel" permanent installation with kinetic and video elements, Taechang Industries, Pohang, Korea

2010 "iMine" mobile app/game @ mediateca expandida, global launch , LABoral, Gijón Spain

2010 Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ Royal Museum of Central Africa, Teveuren, Belgium

2010 Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ urbanscénos-labellevirtuelle, Paris, France 

2010 Laboratoire Deberlinisation @ africavenir 10e anniversaire, Berlin 

2010 Feierliche Deutsche Zahlungseinheiten @ Elbgenuss Kunstfestival, Gülstorf, Mecklenburg

2010-1 "iMine" mobile app/game installation @ Space Hamilton, Seoul Korea


2009 Banff New Media Institute "Liminal Screens" Residency, Banff, Alberta
2009 Presentation/Lecture/Performance "AFRO à Paris" Université de Sorbonne/ ART&FLUX/ NYU 
2009 "Change" exhibition with Mansour Ciss, Art Money, large prints, cloth prints, videos, Heart Gallery, Paris

2009 "Flatness Studies: Kristine" installations with video, digital prints, audio, Wohnlabor Gallery, Berlin

2009 "The Sweetest Organ" 3-channel generative sound installation, Chapel of Old St. Matthaeus Cemetery, Berlin

2009 Digital Sound Performance with Killian Jörg and Peter Klaenge, at Loophole, Berlin

2009 "Les Idéographes de L'espoire" two video works, with Mansour Ciss, at Peter Herrmann Gallery, Berlin

2009 "Ta Don I Ya" Deberlinisation Installation, video, generative media, drawings, art money,INSA Art Space of the Arts Coucil of Korea, Seoul, Korea