Tristan Thielmann is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Siegen in Germany. He holds a PhD in Media and Communication Studies and studied Experimental Media Art. In 2008 he became a Visiting Fellow of the Software Studies Initiative at the University of California San Diego, in 2011/12 Tristan was a Visiting Fellow of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program. His cross-disciplinary research explores the aesthetics, ethnomethods, histories and techniques of geomedia with a focus on wayfinding and mobile human-computer interaction. He has published books and journal issues on the history of digital displays, on the aesthetics of locative media, on media geography, actor-media theory, and the spatial turn in cultural and social sciences. Tristan is head of the Graduiertenkolleg “Locating Media”, funded by the German Research Foundation.
An overview of current research projects can be found on the following website: http://www.mobilemedia.uni-siegen.de/forschung/.
A list of publications can be found here.