Isabell Otto

Germany

Isabell Otto
Isabell Otto is principal investigator of subproject 3 “Smartphone-Communities. Dynamics of Resistance in Relations of Participation”.

Isabell Otto is Professor of Media Studies with a focus on media participation in digital cultures at the University of Konstanz. Previously she was assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) of media studies at the University of Konstanz. In 2013/14 she was Guest Professor for Media Technology and Media Philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum. Isabell Otto coordinated the DFG network „Media of Collective Intelligence“.

In her habilitation, Isabell Otto theorized about „Die Zeit der Vernetzung. Zeitordnungen unter der Bedingung digitaler Medien”. She earned her doctorate at the University of Cologne and was a research associate at the Graduate School “Locating Media”, University of Siegen. She studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies, German Studies and Philosophy in Freiburg, Cologne and Paris.

Research interest

  • Discourse history of media
  • Media and the history of science
  • Aesthetics of Film and Television
  • Digital Media and Temporality

Publications

Recent publications are „Wie (nicht) mit dem Computer kollaborieren? Douglas Engelbarts Utopien der Zusammenarbeit und die Geschichtlichkeit der digitalen Vernetzung“, in: Idem/Ghanbari, Nacim u.a. (eds.), Kollaboration. Beiträge zu Medientheorie und Kulturgeschichte der Zusammenarbeit. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink 2018, „Interfacing als Prozess der Teilhabe. Zur Ästhetik von Smartphone-
Gemeinschaften am Beispiel von Snapchat“, in: Ruf, Oliver (Hg.), SmartphoneÄsthetik. Transdisziplinäre Zugänge zur Philosophie und Gestaltung mobiler Medien. Bielefeld: transcript 2018 and „In the Footsteps of Smartphone-Users. Traces of a Deferred Community in Ingress and Pokémon Go“, in: Digital Culture & Society 3:2 Mobile Digital Practices (2017, zus. mit A. Ganzert, T. Gielnik, J. Ihls und P. Hauser).

Links

University of Konstanz

Publications SP 3

SP 3: “Smartphone-Communities. Dynamics of Resistance in Relations of Participation

University of Konstanz
Department of Literature with Art and Media Studies
Box 157
78457 Konstanz
Germany

E-Mail: isabell.otto(at)uni-konstanz.de