Mark Hansen Ehem. Senior Fellow

Mark Hansen
Mai - Juli 2015


Mark B. N. Hansen is Professor of Literature and Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University. Having studied Comparative and French Literature at New York University and the University of California, Hansen held a Fulbright Full Scholarship at the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 1990 and 1991. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California for his dissertation From Heidegger to Horror: The Defiguration of the Machine in Romantic Literature and Cultural Theory. Hansen worked as Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track) at Southwest Texas State University (1994-1997) and at Princeton University (1997-2004). From 2005 to 2008, Hansen was Professor of English, Visual Arts and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. During this period, he published Bodies in Code. Interfaces in Digital Media, a study on the effects of the cyberspace on the civilization predicting an increasing virtualization of the human being, which won the Ars Electronica Book Prize in 2008. Recent Fellowships include the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Stanford University and the Fulbright Research Grant for non-China Specialists. He is currently working on a project that develops a new speculative phenomenology based on 21st Century Media and the experiences that are afforded by these media phenomena.



Bodies in Code. Interfaces with New Media. New York: Routledge, 2006. New Philosophy for New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.

Herausgaben und Mitherausgaben

with W.J.T. Mitchell: Critical Terms for Media Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. with Bruce Clarke: Emergence and Embodiment. New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. with Taylor Carman: The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


„Symbolizing Time: Kittler and 21st Century Media”. In: Kittler Now. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2012. „Ubiquitous Sensation: Towards an Atmospheric, Impersonal and Mircotemporal Media”. In: Ulrik Ekman (ed.): Throughout. Art and Culture Emerging With Ubiquitous Computing. Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming 2012. „Medien des 21. Jahrhunderts, technisches Empfinden unnd unsere originäre Umweltbedingung”. In: Erich Hörl (ed.): Die technologische Bedingung. Beiträge zur Beschreibung der technischen Welt. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2011, p. 365-409. „Sensing Images or Imaging Sensation: Microsensibility between Neural Synchronization and Computational Mediation”. In: J. Khalip and R. Mitchell (eds.): The Philosophy of the Image. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011. co-authored with Bruce Clarke: „Neocybernetic Emergence: Retuning the Posthuman”. In: Cybernetics and Human Knowing Vol. 16, No. 1-2, 2009, p. 83-99. „The Time of Affect, or Bearing Witness to Life”. In: Critical Injury Vol. 30, Spring 2004, p. 584-626. „Affect as Interface: Confronting the Digital-Facial Image.“ In: Journal of Visual Culture 2.2, August 2003, p. 205-228.