Florian Cramer, born in Berlin in 1969, is an applied research professor and director of Creating 010, the research center affiliated to Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. He also works for WORM, a Rotterdam-based venue for DIY avant-garde culture.
In his own words (in 2014): "My personal background is a mix of comparative literature and art history combined with post-punk and post-Fluxus DIY culture, technical-critical obsessions with 'radical' media such as the Unix command line and analog filmmaking, and a research interest in both structural poetics and politics of the arts. In the last couple of years, I have moved on from cultural studies of computational poetics (such as in my English essay Words Made Flesh, written in 2004 in Rotterdam, and in my German book Exe.cut[up]able Statements published in 2011) to practice-oriented research, with a renewed interest in non-institutional arts practices outside old/new media, analog/digital and fine art-vs.-applied art dichotomies. Some of this is reflected in my last book Anti-Media (a collection of essays and ephemera published in 2013 by NAi010) and my essay What is post-digital?"
He collaborated in various small publishing projects including the software art repository Runme.org, the Unstable Digest of code poetry, the WORM Parallel University Press, and serves as a board member of the Dutch contemporary arts journal and online platform Open. He also collaborated on publications, performances/interventions and other media with Stewart Home, John Berndt, tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE, Istvan Kantor, the Luther Blissett project, Eva & Franco Mattes, Sebastian Luetgert, mez breeze, Alan Sondheim, Cornelia Sollfrank, Hanns Martin Slayer, Heinrich Dubel, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Katrien Jacobs, Coolhaven, moddr_ lab, Nina Hitz, Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Mariëtte Groot, Frank Rowenta and the filmwerkplaats collective.
(Source: biography at V2_)