Sebastian Scholz, MA (1977) is a lecturer in New Media and Television at the University of Amsterdam. His current research interests focus on relations of visibility, knowledge and media, the ‘newness’ of new media and the history and theory of (popular) television programmes. He is finishing his PhD on scientific productions of visibility by use of ‘epistemic images’, titled „Topologies of the Visible“. Scholz got his MA in Media Studies from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany with a thesis on transforming visual cultures of surveillance and control. He recently co-edited a book on the German crime series “Tatort” and published on (micro)photography, film, scientific visualization and pornography.