Biography

stefan_dessauStefan Sonvilla-Weiss is a media scholar, artist, media designer and educator from Austria. He is professor of media design at the University of Arts Linz, Institute of Art and Education.

From 2003-2014 he worked as professor and head of the international MA program ePedagogy Design: Visual Knowledge Building at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture 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 – kunstnetzwerk.at (Peter Lang, 2003), and he has edited Mashup Cultures (Springer, 2010) and (e)Pedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building (Peter Lang, 2005).

Contact: stefan at sonvilla-weiss.org