Katharina Gsöllpointner is a university lecturer and free scholar in media art and communication with a special focus on the cybernetics of art as well as media aesthetics. She holds lectures and teaches media and art studies at international scientific and art universities. Currently she works as a researcher at the Digital Art Department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Since the 1990s she has carried out a number of research projects on topics of media aesthetics and media arts, e.g. ‘Art in the Context of New Technologies’ (1998 – 1999), ‘AESTHETIC KNOW-HOW. Language – Technology – Media’ (2007 – 2009) or ‘Digital Synesthesia’ (2013 – 2016) (w/ R. Schnell & R. Schuler).
From 1991 to 1995 she was the manager of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (w/ P. Weibel). Since the 1980ies she has published extensively about history and theory of media and digital art, media aesthetics in the context of cybernetics and constructivist issues as well as on the transdisciplinarity of art and sciences. From time to time she also makes art.