Born and raised in Germany, I hold a B.A. in Media Studies from Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen and an M.A. in Communications from Berlin University of the Arts. From early on, I developed a deep interest in digital artifacts, most notably video and film. I have worked as a video journalist and cameraman on projects in Germany, France, India, and the US. Currently, I am a PhD Candidate in Information Science in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University.
As a PhD Candidate, I devote myself to researching the possibilities and challenges posed by augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) with a focus on data visualizations.
Through projects with various stakeholders, I examine the benefits and pitfalls of AR and VR for data visualization in maintenance, Internet of Things (IoT) education, and human biology research. I believe that the inclusion of AR and VR into the pool of data visualization deployment methods will benefit all sorts of stakeholders, and working with clients on and off campus is what propels me forward.
Video has been an integral part of my academic career so far. I have worked as video journalist for various clients inside and outside academia. My work took me to many places around the world, and with my PhD in progress, I am still schooling my digital eye. Here is a small sample of my work in film, and if possible, please enjoy it in HD via Vimeo in the link below.
As photography transitions from treasured hobby into part of my professional life, I am proud to include it in my digital portfolio.
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