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Daniel Irrgang

Daniel Irrgang is research assistant of Professor Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, chair of media theory, in the institute for time-based media at the University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin. In 2011, he graduated with an M.A. in Media Studies and he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation about Diagrammatics as a Cultura experimentalis. Irrgang is the scientific supervisor of the Vilém Flusser Archive at UdK, and a researcher in the project Archaeology/Variantology of the Media, for which he co-edited vols. 4 and 5 of Variantology – On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies, as well as the German anthology of that series. With other scholars, he is co-editing the proceedings of the “Forum on the Genealogy of Media Thinking.” With Siegfried Zielinski and Marcel René Marburger, he is co-editor of the International Flusser Lectures series. With Siegfried Zielinski and Peter Weibel, in 2015, he co-edited the critical dictionary Flusseriana. An Intellectual Toolbox. Daniel co-founded, the communication agency AFKM in 2006, working on media-related projects.

Articles of Daniel Irrgang

Die Briefe zwischen Vilém Flusser und Felix Philipp Ingold, 1981–1990

This article examines the correspondence between Vilém Flusser and Felix Philipp Ingold, a professor of cultural and social history of Russia, besides being a well-known poet, writer, and translator. In this extensive correspondence (1981–1990), both scholars reflect upon and criticize each other’s work, in a very productive manner. Especially Flusser, who was challenged to be more precise about central terms of his cultural philosophy, and media/communication theory. The article gives an overview of the last topics discussed by them. However, because it could not equality examine all concepts in depth, it focus upon the correspondence that helped Flusser clarify his concept of technical/synthetic image – which remains, nevertheless, an ambivalent term.

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