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Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwingeler

HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Professor of Media Science
Prof. Dr. phil. Stephan Schwingeler (*1979) is professor for Media Studies at HAWK University of
Applied Sciences and Arts.

His first book deals with the topic of space in video games and is one of the first art historical
publications in the field of Game Studies. His Ph.D. thesis and second book examines the practices
and strategies of Game Art and artistic video game modification from the perspective of art history
and media theory. In the last couple of years he was also Professor for Game Design at mAHS
Stuttgart and was responsible for running the GameLab at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and
Design. Among other exhibitions and events he was responsible as a curator for the exhibition
„ZKM_Gameplay” at the internationally renowned ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. His
exhibition “Global Games” presents videogames as political media. Based on “Global Games” the
Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with ZKM, is currently touring worldwide through over 40 countries
across the globe. Other curated exhibitions include „New Gameplay“ at (Nam June Paik Art Center,
South Korea), „Digital Games“ (Ludwigforum, Aachen, Germany).