Andreas Sudmann

How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?

Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms

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PD Dr. Andreas Sudmann

Applicant, Planning Grant

Media Studies, Main Research Area: History and Medial Infrastructures of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Culture, Aesthetics and Politics of Visual Media

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Institute for Linguistics, Media and Musicology
Department of Media Studies
Lennéstraße 1
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 151 23 011 799



  • 2016: Habilitation at Ruhr-University Bochum (Media Studies)
  • 2005: Dissertation, Georg August University Göttingen (Media and Communication Studies)
  • 2000: Diploma, Hannover University (Social Sciences)


Research Experience

  • Since 2020: Coordinator of the Research Unit „How is AI Changing Science“ at Bonn University.
  • 2019/2020 Director of the Project „Media and Infrastructures of Artificial Intelligence. Computer Vision, Transfer Learning, and Artificial Neural Networks as Black Box“. Funded by the German Research Foundation (This project is currently on hold and will continue in 2020)
  • 2019: Fellowship, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz
  • 2018/19: Visiting Professor in Media Studies at Philipps University Marburg
  • 2017: Privatdozent (Adjunct Professor) at Institute for Media Studies in Bochum
  • 2017: Fellowship, Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), Ruhr University Bochum
    2016: Fellowship, Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2013–2016: Post-Doc, Project „Digital Seriality: The Serial Aesthetics and Practice of Digitale Games“, John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University, Berlin
  • 2004–2013: Assistant Professor (Wiss. Mitarbeiter) at Georg-August Göttingen and Regensburg University (2009–2010)


Relevant Publications

  • Sudmann, Andreas. „Deep Learning als dokumentarische Praxis“. Sprache und Literatur 48:2. 2017, pp. 155-170.
  • —. „KI-Phantasien: Kommt Jetzt Der Terminator Mit Pinsel.“ CCB Magazin, 8 Feb. 2019.
  • —. „On the Media-political Dimension of Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning as a Black Box and OpenAI.“ Rethinking AI. Neural Networks, Biopolitics and the New Artificial Intelligence. Digital Culture & Society. 2018, pp. 181-200.
  • Sudmann, Andreas, and Christoph Engemann. Zur Einführung. Medien, Infrastrukturen und Technologien des maschinellen Lernens. Transcript, 2018.
  • Sudmann, Andreas, et al. „Künstliche Intelligenzen.“ Zeitschrift Für Medienwissenschaft, vol. 21, 2019 (in print).