Erich Hörl

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Erich Hörl (1967) is a philosopher and cultural theorist. He is professor of Media Culture at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. He is also senior researcher at Leuphana’s Digital Culture Research Lab (DRCL), principal investigator of subproject 1 "Technoecologies of Participation:New Perspectives from Media Philosophy and Anthropology" of the DFG-Research Group "Media and Participation. Between Demand and Entitlement" as well as principal investigator in the VW-Project "Complexity or Control? Paradigms for sustainable development". His research interests include the elaboration of a general ecology of media and technology as well as the description as well as the critique of the process of cyberneticization.


(in German unless noted)


  • Die heiligen Kanäle. Über die archaische Illusion der Kommunikation, Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2005.
  • editor, with Michael Hagner, Die Transformation des Humanen. Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte der Kybernetik, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2008, 450 pp. Introduction and Hörl's essay, Review.
  • editor, Die technologische Bedingung. Beiträge zur Beschreibung der technischen Welt, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2011.
  • editor, with James Burton, On General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm in the Neocybernetic Age, Bloomsbury, (forthcoming 2016). [1] (English)


  • Bernard Stiegler, Denken bis an die Grenzen der Maschine, ed. Erich Hörl, trans. Erich Hörl and Ksymena Wojtyczka, Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2009.
  • Bernard Stiegler, Hypermaterialität und Psychomacht, ed. Erich Hörl, trans. Ksymena Wojtyczka, Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2010.
  • with Mark B.N. Hansen, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 8: "Medienästhetik", Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2013.

Selected articles