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Clemens Apprich

Clemens Apprich

Research Fellow

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Clemens Apprich is full professor in media theory and history at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, as well as guest researcher at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. 

He is an affiliated member of the Research Centre for Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Groningen, of the Digital Democracies Institute at Simon Fraser University, and of the Global Emergent Media Lab at Concordia University. 

His current research deals with filter algorithms and their application in data analysis as well as machine learning methods. Apprich is the author of Technotopia: A Media Genealogy of Net Cultures (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017), and, together with Wendy Chun, Hito Steyerl, and Florian Cramer, co-authored Pattern Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press/meson press, 2019). He is is a founding co-editor of spheres – Journal for Digital Cultures (

He coordinated the 2018-2019 Seminar in Media and Political Theory and he co-led the Media and Paranoia Reading Group

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