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Wolfgang Ernst

Wolfgang Ernst is Professor for Media Theories at the Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin (since 2003). He studied History, Classics, and Archaeology; in the 1980s and 1990s he concentrated on the theory of history, museology and the archive. His current research fields embrace time-based and time-critical media and their chrono-poetical capacities and implicit sonicity. His books include: M.edium F.oucault. Weimarer Vorlesungen über Archive, Archäologie, Monumente und Medien (2000); Das Rumoren der Archive. Ordnung aus Unordnung (2002); Im Namen von Geschichte: Sammeln, Speichern, (Er)zählen (2003); Das Gesetz des Gedächtnisses. Medien und Archive am Ende (des 20. Jahrhunderts) (2007). Twin monographies in 2012: Chronopoetik. Zeitweisen und Zeitgaben technischer Medien, and: Gleichursprünglichkeit. Zeitwesen und Zeitgegebenheit technischer Medien (Berlin 2012). The latest publications include Signale aus der Vergangenheit. Eine kleine Geschichtskritik, Munich (Fink) 2013. His work has appeared in English as Digital Memory and the Archive, ed. by Jussi Parikka (2013).

Articles of Wolfgang Ernst

Discovering the Ears on Flusser’s Face. A Respectful Revision

Discovering the Ears (PDF 183.92 KB)

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