January 30, 2012 version
I currently do research on complex networks in art history and archaeology as a DFG fellow at László Barabási's Center for Complex Network Research in Boston. My Ph.D. (Humboldt 2007) deals with Reception and Visual Citation as Complex Networks and builds on more than a decade of experience with large graph databases in art research.
I currently aim to understand and explain the nature and emergence of complexity in the arts and humanities. My approach combines quantitative data analysis and visualization with hermeneutic interpretation, which sets the base for collaborations that aim to model and simulate previously hidden phenomena. As such my approach is decidedly anti- or multidisciplinary transcending areas such as network, computer, and social science, digital humanities, information design, as well as more traditional arts and humanities research (see my publications and talks). Beyond my own research, I aim to foster the community of practice related to Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks.
I am happy to present my work and mission, especially to explore interesting ways of collaboration. If you are interested, please drop me a mail or see the contact page for various ways to reach me.