holds the Chair of Media Culture and Media Philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg. He works on the conceptualization of a general ecology and publishes internationally on the history, the problems and challenges of the contemporary technological condition. Among his publications are General Ecology. The New Ecological Paradigm (ed., London 2017); Die technologische Bedingung (ed., Berlin 2011); Sacred Channels: On the Archaic Illusion of Communication (Amsterdam 2018); Gérard Granel: Die totale Produktion, ed. and with an introduction by Erich Hörl (Vienna 2020).
(1952–2020) was a Philosopher and Media Theorist. After graduating with a Ph.D. at EHESS, he was programme director at the »Collège International de Philosophie« and chair of IRCAM in Paris. Since 2006 he was director of the »Department of Cultural Development« at the Centre Georges-Pompidou. Earlier on in his life he had been prosecuted for his involvement in an armed robbery and it was during his prison sentence (1978–1983) that he became fascinated with philosophy, according to his autobiographical account »Passer à l’acte« (2003).