Lars C. Grabbe

Lars Christian Grabbe, Prof. Dr. phil.:

Studied philosophy, sociology and new German literature and media studies (M.A.) at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel, Germany. In 2011 he finished his doctoral thesis at the Technical University Chemnitz (Germany) about “Georg Simmels Objektwelt. Verstehensmodelle zwischen Geschichtsphilosophie und Ästhetik”. Since 2010 he is lecturer for „theory and history of symbolic forms“ at the institute for art, design and media study (IKDM) at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany. From October 2011 to March 2012 substitute professor (representative of Prof. Dr. Norbert M. Schmitz) at the faculty for aesthetics at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany. From April 2013 to February 2014 administration board and consultant for public relation of the research group moving image science Kiel (Germany). In March 2014 new position at the faculty for design at the University of Applied Sciences Münster as a senior lecturer for media theory and communication. Since September 2014 substitute professor for theory of perception, media and communication at the faculty for design of the University of Applied Sciences Münster (Germany). Since June 2017 Professor for theory of perception, communication and media at the MSD – Münster School of Design, University of Applied Sciences Münster (Germany).


Projects, networks and societies

Managing editor of the Yearbook of Moving Image Studies (YoMIS) and the book series „Bewegtbilder“ of the publishing house Büchner-Verlag, founder member of the Image Science Colloquium at the CAU in Kiel (Germany) as well as the Research Group Moving Image Science in Kiel (Germany), member of the DFG funded network »Bildphilosophie« and scientific advisor of the Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (Gesellschaft für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft e.V.). Member of the Network: Media Anthropology, the Plattform for Immersive Media, the International Society for Intermedial Studies and the European Society for Aesthetics (EUROSA).


Research focus:

Media theory and -philosophy, image science, perception studies/ philosophy and psychology of perception, communication theory, aesthetics, semiotics, film studies and history of media as well as theory of embodiment and cognition


Selected publications:

Immersion und ästhetisches Bewusstsein. Die Konvergenz externer und interner Repräsentationen im Kontext philosophischer und kunsttheoretischer Tradition. In: Jahrbuch immersiver Medien 2012. S. 71-85 (2012)

Phänomenale Präsenz der Atmosphäre im Film. Ein Divergenzphänomen zwischen immersivem Potential und Diskrepanzerfahrung. In: Jahrbuch immersiver Medien 2013. S. 82-95 (2013)

IMAGE – Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft, 17/1 (2013, herausgegeben mit Rebecca Borschtschow und Patrick Rupert-Kruse)

»Multimodale Bilder. Zur synkretistischen Struktur des Filmischen« (2013, herausgegeben mit Patrick Rupert-Kruse und Norbert M. Schmitz)

Auf dem Sprung zum bewegten Bild. Narration, Serie und (proto-)filmische Apparate (2014, herausgegeben mit Dimitri Liebsch und Patrick Rupert-Kruse)

Bild und Interface. Zur sinnlichen Wahrnehmung digitaler Visualität (2015, herausgegeben mit Patrick Rupert-Kruse und Norbert M. Schmitz)

Homo Immergens. Immersion als Parameter für eine Medien- und Kulturtheorie medialer Hybridität, in: Visual Past. A Journal for the Study of Past Visual Cultures (open access), No. 1, 2015, online:


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