Research Team
Research Team

Dr. Johannes Bruder

Head of CML / Senior Researcher

Johannes works at the intersection of anthropology, STS, and media studies. He studies the history and present of decision-making systems, and how these encode psychological categories, sociological models, artistic practices and speculative designs. His first book “Cognitive Code. Post-Anthropocentric Intelligence and the Infrastructural Brain” (MQUP, 2019) is based on fieldwork in neuroscience laboratories and provides deep insights into the bio-politics of contemporary machine learning. Johannes has a strong interest in experimenting with research methods, knowledge practices, alternative pedagogies and publication formats that unsettle disciplinary paradigms and render research in the humanities operational in real-world contexts. He’s affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology / Milieux – Institute for Art, Culture, Technology at Concordia University Montréal and co-founder of A Walking Contradiction and the D4DisruptingDesign Research Group.

IXDM and transmediale partnership launch

Our institute and transmediale are launching a new partnership for the 2023 festival edition a model, a map, a fiction.

CML at transmediale festival Berlin

1–5 February 2023

Energy – Extraction, Exhaustion, Depression

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Colloquium session hosted by Anastasia Kubrak & Johannes Bruder, with guest Cara New Daggett.

Instituting Dissent

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Anti-racist practices and activism in the academy, and institutional resistances to the unsettling of its scripts and algorithms. With guest Nelly Y. Pinkrah.

ZfM issue X – Kein Lagebericht

The new ZfM issue X – Kein Lagebericht thematizes and explores anti-racist practice within media studies. The invited contributions engage with racist experiences and continuities at the university and attempt to define coordinates of anti-racist practice at the academy and beyond.

The entire issue is open access and features a conversation between Sarah Sharma, Nelly Yaa Pinkrah, and CML member Johannes Bruder.

Theorie und Praxis der Maschinen­künste im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert

Prozesse – Medien – Kreativität
4 & 5 June 2021 / Online