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Friedrich Kirschner

Credit: Martina Thalhofer

Current location
Berlin, Germany
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
200708, Research Resident

Friedrich Kirschner is a director and software developer.

He uses interactionism as a theoretical basis and video games as a technological basis for participatory social simulations.

His work has been shown at numerous international festivals and exhibitions, including the Laboral Gameworld exhibition in Gijon, the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Seoul Media Art Biennale, and the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

He was the director of the Machinima Film Festival in New York 2008. As a professor of digital media, he directs the master’s course in games and objects at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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