stefan_dessauStefan Sonvilla-Weiss is a media scholar, artist, media designer and educator from Austria.
From 2003-2014 he worked as professor and head of the international MA program Visual Knowledge Building at Aalto University/ School of Art and Design Helsinki .

His international activities as a researcher, artist and speaker brought him to many institutions around the world, for example Oxford University–Internet Institute, Seoul National University–Design Talks, National Institute of Multimedia Education Tokyo, University of the Arts London, Zurich University of the Arts, University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz, ZKM Karlsruhe.

He is the author of Synthesis & Nullification. Works 1991 – 2011 (Springer Wien/New York, 2012), (In)visible. Learning to Act in the Metaverse (Springer Wien/New York, 2008), Virtual School – (Peter Lang, 2003), and he has edited Mashup Cultures (Springer, 2010) and (e)Pedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building (Peter Lang, 2005).

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