Claus Pias studied Electrical Engineering, Art History, Literature and Philosophy / MA in Art History / scientific assistant for History and Theory of Artificial Worlds at Bauhaus University in Weimar / PhD in Media Studies / assistant professor for Media Technology and Media Philosophy at University of Bochum / Alcatel/SEL-Lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin / research fellow at International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna / associated member of the post graduate programme History of Media - Media of History / member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburgian Academy of Sciences / full professor for Communications Theory and Electronic Media at University of Essen / book series (editor): re:fresh (4 volumes) / visual intelligence (6 volumes) / [me'dien]^i (17 volumes); latest books: Kulturfreie Bilder (ed. 2005) / Zukünfte des Computers, (ed. 2004) / Anna Oppermann in der Hamburger Kunsthalle (2004) / Cybernetics/Kybernetik. The Macy Conferences 1946-1953, 2 vols. (2003) / Kursbuch Medienkultur (ed. 1999, 5th edition 2005) / Computer Spiel Welten (2002)