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Hello. My name is Michael Hohl. I'm a designer, design researcher and educator, often working with digital media. I like making things, thinking about things, how we do them and what they mean to us. My research is mostly practice-led and my interests include trying to better understand how technology changes us, while we think we are doing something with technology. I am especially interested in the epistemological questions surrounding these technologies and the role of perception and embodiment.

I graduated in Digital Media Design from the University of the Arts Berlin and also spent some time at KISD, the Cologne International School of Design. I completed a practice-led PhD research project in fine art and computer science (HCI) at Sheffield Hallam University. My thesis was titled: "This is not here: Connectedness, Remote Experience and Immersive Telematic Art." (You may download it from the papers section of this website.)

Between 2007 and 2011 I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Huddersfield, in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. At present i am a professor for design theory at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau. Prior to that i was a visiting professor for design theory at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

I supervise and mentor PhD research students from Art, Design and Architecture and also conduct Research Training Seminars at St. Luca Architecture, Brussels and the Royal College of Art, IDE, in London, among others. My interests include research methods and methodologies in practice-based research and i regularly give invited talks or conduct workshops about these.

I organise and co-organise conferences, peer-review, research seminars and guest lectures, and regularly serve as an editor and on advisory boards for conferences. I've been a jury member at different tracks at SIGgraph, and also regularly serve on panels for PhD research colloquia where i try to provide the researchers with helpful, constructive and critical feedback. Alongside these i peer-review for conference proceedings and other publications, among those IADIS (IHCI), the design research society (DRS), DESform, TEI, SIGGraph, SIGChi, the American Society for Cybernetics, Design Promoviert, and others.

I wish to thank many colleagues, foremost Simon Biggs, Chris Roast, Mike Press, Chris Rust, Ranulph Glanville and Stephen Boyd-Davis, for their trust and support along the way.

This website serves as a research and documentation tool for my research interests. The opinions I express on this site are solely my own and not affiliated with any of these institutions.


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