Florian Cramer, born in Berlin in 1969, is Course Director of the Media Design MA programme at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam. He studied and taught Comparative Literature in Berlin, and has published papers in the area of code poetry, comparative studies in the literature and the arts, modernism, text theory, literature and computing.
In his own words (in 2007): "My background is comparative literature and art history combined with practical experience in computer programming, Unix computing, software and copyleft culture, experimental arts, poetics and aesthetics. My essay 'Words Made Flesh', written in 2004 on a research fellowship at Piet Zwart Media Design, sums up my larger historical interest in the field, my German Ph.D. thesis Exe.cut[up]able Statements elaborates it more specifically for the history of literature and text-based art. All papers I published since 1996 are available under free licenses on my website. My next research project will be about the aesthetics of obscenity - and inevitably involve contemporary Internet culture."
(Source: biography at V2_)
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