Felix Gerloff

Felix Gerloff (*1986) is junior researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (HGK FHNW) within the research project »Machine Love? Creativity Cultures in Underground Electronic Music and Software Engineering« and PhD candidate at the Humboldt-University Berlin. He graduated in 2013 as Magister Artium (M.A.) at the Humboldt-University’s Institut für Kulturwissenschaft (Institute for Cultural History & Theory) with a thesis on netlabelism & free music on the web. His PhD project focuses on the re-development of programming as a cultural technique, computational thinking and coding epistemologies in human-machine-collaborations. He strives to understand the ways in which media, epistemic practices, and the formation of culture constitute each other. His interests include sound studies with special regard to sonic modes of thinking and reasoning, games and ludic practices, and the history of notational iconicity and cultural techniques. Since 2011 he is organizing a sound studies colloquium and public lecture series »KlangDenken« (sonic thinking) in Berlin in collaboration with Sebastian Schwesinger. His work includes further project management and curating in the contexts of CLB Berlin among others.

KlangDenken project & colloquium – feel free to contact if you are interested in joining the research colloquium!




Gerloff, Felix/Schwesinger Sebastian: Sonic Thinking. Epistemological Modelings of the Sonic in Audio Papers and Beyond, in: O’Keefe, L. (Hg.): ​Writing About/Through Sound, Interference Journal 5 (2016), S. 89-102, http://www.interferencejournal.org/sonic-thinking-epistemological-modellings-of-the-sonic-in-audio-papers-and-beyond.

Allen, Jamie/Bruder, Johannes/Gerloff, Felix: Letter from the Editors: Lost & Found, continent., Vol. 5(1) (2016), http://continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/article/view/224.

Gerloff, Felix/Schwesinger, Sebastian: Die Erfindung des Dezibels und Lärmmessung in der Stadt. Auditive Medien als Reservoir epistemischer Werkzeuge, in: Volmar, Axel/Schlüter, Bettina (Hg.): Von akustischen Medien zur auditiven Kultur? Zum Verhältnis von Medienwissenschaft und Sound Studies, Navigationen, 15/2 (2015), S. 51-77.

Edited Volumes:

Volmar, Axel/Gerloff, Felix/Schwesinger, Sebastian: Medienwissenschaft, in: Morat, Daniel/Ziemer, Hansjakob (Hg.): Handbuch Sound, Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze, Stuttgart 2018, S. 126-133.

Gerloff, Felix: ‹loop do: play & sleep›: Präfigurationen des Musikmachens in Sonic Pi, in: Fabian, Alan/Ismaiel-Wendt, Johannes (Hg.): Musikformulare und Presets. Musikkulturalisierung und Technik/Technologie, Hildesheim 2018, S. 61-84.

Gerloff, Felix/Schwesinger, Sebastian: What does it mean to think sonically? Contours of Noise as a Sonic Figure of Thought, in: Dijk, Nathanja van/Ergenzinger, Kerstin/Kassung, Christian/Schwesinger, Sebastian (Hg.): Navigating Noise, Köln 2017, S. 168–190.

Gerloff, Felix: ‹Tracing Data›: Konturen eines kulturellen Paradigmas, in: Langkilde, Kirsten: Impact. Aufzeichnungen der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW 2015, Basel 2016, S. 129-140.


Allen, Jamie/Bruder, Johannes/Gerloff, Felix: Lost & Found, continent., Vol. 5(1) (2016), http://continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/issue/view/23.