Maze-Solving Machine. Diagram. 1952. Claude E. Shannon. From the Macy Conferences on Cybernetics.

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan is a media theorist and cultural historian working at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. He's interested in media as complex, networked field that interweaves with other fields such as aesthetics, the history of technlogy, and popular culture. His research retraces these networks. Some of the things he's thinking about these days include cybernetics, how scientific images and technical objects shape the logics of vernacular media (e,g. television, streaming media), and media-historical approaches to environmental studies. Public outreach and media practice is also a big part of Bernard's work. He's currently a a co-curator for the multi-year Technosphere project at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, host of the Cultural Technologies podcast, and he's worked on digital video projects at the Pompidou Center's Institute of Research and Innovation and at Spark Media Project. His essays appear in journals including Critical Inquiry, The IEEE Annals on the History of Computing, Theory, Culture & Society, and Interaction Studies. He also guested edited an issue of Communication+1 on media and the occult, and co-edited an issue of Sub-Stance on the work of Gilbert Simondon. He may be found online at Twitter, iTunes, or Google+ and reached by email at His CV is available here

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