Claus Pias is Professor of Media Theory and the History of Media at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. There, is he also Director of the Institute for Advanced Study “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” (mecs), of the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) and of the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL). He was a Fellow at IFK Wien, at IKKM Weimar, at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies “BildEvidenz. History and Aesthetics” at Freie Universität Berlin and Visiting Professor at Princeton University. His main fields of research are media theory, science history of media ideas as well as the history and epistemology of simulation and cybernetics. His most recent publications include “Computer Game Worlds”, diaphanes 2017; “Nach der Revolution. Ein Brevier digitaler Kulturen” (ed. with T. Beyes and J. Metelmann), Edition Speersort 2017; “Social Media – New Masses” (ed. with I. Baxmann and T. Beyes), Chicago UP 2016, “Cybernetics: The Macy Conferences 1946–1953. The Complete Transactions”, diaphanes 2016.
As of December 2017