The IKKM is a research establishment based on the fellow principle. Up to ten fellows reside for one or two semesters at any one time in Weimar, working on a self-contained research project there. The Institute’s personnel infrastructure consists, in the first instance, of the two directors Prof. Lorenz Engell (Professor of Media Philosophy) and Prof. Bernhard Siegert (Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Technologies), whose Chairs in the Faculty of Media are being filled by substitute appointments and who are running the Institute. They are supported in their work by six researchers and lecturers, three of whom are working on their dissertations and three of whom already hold doctorates, as well as several research assistants. An Advisory Board consisting of professors Jacques Aumont, Raymond Bellour, Hans Belting, Régis Debray, Eva Geulen, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Linda Dalrymple Henderson and John Durham Peters advises on the academic work of the Institute, particularly the appointment of new fellows. The administrative matters of the IKKM are managed by Managing Director Kristina Hellmann and Executive Assistants Ulrike Engelbert and Anja Lenhardt.