Publication Series 'Bild und Bit'

Studien zur digitalen Medienkultur. A Publication Series.
Edited by Gundolf S. Freyermuth and Lisa Gotto
More information in German under –> 
The third and fourth volumes have been published!

New Game Plus. Perspektiven der Game Studies: Genres – Künste – Diskurse. An Anthology.
Ed. by Benjamin Beil, Gundolf S. Freyermuth and Lisa Gotto, Vol. 3 of the series Bild und Bit, 416 pages, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2015.

New Game Plus cover

Clash of Realities 2015/16: On the Art, Technology, and Theory of Digital Games.
Proceedings of the 6th and 7th Conference.
Ed. Edited by the Board of the Clash of Realities Conference under the supervision of Gundolf S. Freyermuth, Vol. 4 of the series Bild und Bit, 636 pages, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2017.

More information in German and selected texts can be found on the website for Bild und Bit.


in Modernity. The Historical Theory

We are experiencing what only a few generations in the history of civilization have had the privilege to witness: the emergence of an entirely new form of audiovisual art and communication.

Its technological foundation is built by digital hard- and software. This separates it categorically from the multitude of analog, whether handcraft-mechanical or industrial-automatic, apparatuses, which in previous centuries facilitated audiovisual experiences.

I intend to develop a historical theory of modern audiovisuality from the new perspective that is opened up by this epochal transformation.

Detailed information in German can be found on this website –> here as well as on www.audiovisualitä

Digitalization. The Cultural History

An account of the mechanisms of the historical process of the digitalization as well as its cultural and aesthetic consequences.

analog in digital out

Detailed information in German can be found –> here.


The Televisionary
Wolfgang Menge’s transmedial work: critical and documentary perspectives

Videotafel Kranzlereck, Kurfürstendamm, 1983 (Quelle: Wolfgang Menge)
Video display at Kurfürstendamm, West Berlin, 1983 (PC: W. Menge)

Wolfgang Menge (1924-2012) was one of the most important West German screenwriters of the post-war period. Television plays like “Das Millionenspiel” (after Robert Sheckley’s short story “The Prize of Peril””) or “Smog” (directed by Wolfgang Petersen) wrote TV history, crime series like “Stahlnetz” (loosely fashioned after the “Dragnet” franchise), soaps like “Ein Herz und eine Seele” (One Heart and One Soul), and post-reunification “Motzki” excited and provoked an audience of millions. As a talk show host Menge became one of the most prominent figures in television, and as a writer of radio plays, theater plays and movies, novels, and non-fiction books, he was a pioneer of transmedia writing.

Der Televisionär, edited by Lisa Gotto and myself in the transcript-Verlag, combines critical and documentary perspectives and collects academic analyses of his works as well as key historical texts about and by Wolfgang Menge.

Detailed information in German can be found –> here.

Older Projects:

Menschen am Sonntag 2010 (2010-2012) (in German)

People on Sunday 2010 (2010-2012) (in English)