Born in 1950, studied in sociology, psychology, art history, philosophy, educational science, doctorate in art history. Since 1995 consultant for the Council of Europe, NGOs and other cultural institutions. 1994-97 curator of the Media Museum of the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, 1998-2005 head of the ZKM | Museum Communication, since 2006 Chief Curator ZKM | Media Museum. Since 2008 Professor for Aesthetics and Media Theory at the Istanbul BILGI University. Since 2010 initiator and leader of the EU-funded research project "digital art conservation."