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 concern the development of a general ecology of media and technologies as well as a critique of the process of cyberneticization of all life forms and modes of existence since around 1950. He writes widely on the theoretical challenges and the historical becoming of todays technological condition.




  • Bernard Stiegler, Denken bis an die Grenzen der Maschine, ed. Erich Hörl, trans. Erich Hörl and Ksymena Wojtyczka, Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2009. (German)
  • Bernard Stiegler, Hypermaterialität und Psychomacht, ed. Erich Hörl, trans. Ksymena Wojtyczka, Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2010. (German)
  • with Mark B.N. Hansen, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 8: "Medienästhetik", Zürich and Berlin: diaphanes, 2013. (German)
  • with E. Esposito, Trivium 20: "Réfléxivité et Système. Le débat sur l'ordre et L'auto-organisation dans les années 1970: Reflexivität und System. Die Debatte über Ordnung und Selbstorganisation der 1970er Jahre", Paris: Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2015. (French)

Papers, book chapters