Florian Wiencek



is an expert on the interface of Digital Media and (Cultural) Learning.

As Training Officer at ACDH-CH he is responsible for knowledge transfer from research projects into the Digital Humanities Community and higher education, developing training materials and organizing training events.

Moreover he is a lecturer at the Danube University Krems at the Center for Image Science as well as a freelance composer and consultant for digital mediation of art and culture.

He earned his B.Sc. in Digital Media and M.A. in Art and Cultural Mediation from University of Bremen and his PhD in Visual Studies at Jacobs University Bremen. He published his PhD thesis at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany on the topic of “Digital Mediation of Art and Culture” [accessible as Open Access publication at https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1008454], analyzing how digital media and digital data with their characteristics and affordances are currently employed in practices of mediation of art and culture and for cultural learning.

Before joining the ACDH-CH Florian Wiencek worked at Fluxguide in the areas of digital concepts, project management and R&D, supporting museums and cultural institutions in conceptualizing and implementing innovative guiding and learning projects.

He is experienced as researcher in Digital Humanities amongst others at theDepartment for Image Science at Danube University Krems, where he worked on the Archive of Digital Art and at Jacobs University, where he worked on the BMBF-funded project „Visual–Film–Discourse“. He was teaching as visiting lecturer in the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University (Durham NC, USA), the School of the Arts Institute Chicago, and Humboldt University Berlin. Moreover he worked in Science Communications in the position as Media Officer at Global Young Academy.


Publications (before ACDH-CH)

Wiencek, Florian. 2019. Digital Mediation of Art and Culture. A Database Approach. Jacobs University Bremen. http://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1008454 .

Wiencek, F. (2020): HoloMuse – Augmented Reality in der musealen Vermittlung. In: Andrea Geipel, Johannes Sauter, Georg Hohmann (Eds.): Das Digitale Objekt – Zwischen Depot und Internet. München : Deutsches Museum Verlag, S. 159-172. https://www.deutsches-museum.de/fileadmin/Content/010_DM/060_Verlag/studies-7.pdf

Wiencek, F. 2020. Das erweiterte Museumsobjekt – Vermittlung mit Augmented Reality. in: Neues Museum 20 (1-2), S. 104-107. https://www.museumsbund.at/uploads/neues_museum_archiv/nm_20_1_2.pdf

Seirafi, K. & Wiencek, F. 2017. HoloMuse – A Concept for Augmented Learning in Museums. In: Wolfgang Aigner, Thomas Moser, Kerstin Blumenstein, Matthias Zeppelzauer, Michael Iber, & Grischa Schmiedl. Proceedings of of the 10th Forum Media Technology and 3rd All Around Audio Symposium, St. Pölten, Austria, November 29-30, 2017. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2009/fmt-proceedings-2017-paper7.pdf

Starling Gould, A. & Wiencek, F. (Eds.). 2016. Network Ecologies. Durham, NC : John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. http://scalar.usc.edu/works/network-ecologies/index

Wiencek, F. (2014). Embracing Uncertainty Through Digital Mediation of Art and Culture. In: Camila Maroja, Caroline Menezes, Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri (eds.) The Permanence of the Transient. Precariousness in Art. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 17-29.

Senior, T. J.; Szabo, V. & Wiencek, F. (2013). Digital Cities. A Collaborative Engagement With Urban Heritage. Proceedings of the 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress (Vol. 2), 28.10.-01.11.2013, Marseille. IEEE. pp.  349-352. DOI: 10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2013.6744778