Karin Wenz is assistant professor for Digital Cultures at Maastricht University.
Karin Wenz coordinated the NWO funded project "Narrative Fan Practices" (2010-2015) and the NWO KIEM project "Hacking Heritage (2014-2015).
Her recent research focuses on gaming culture (theorycrafting, modding and game art, machinima and streaming), death in digital games, hacking communities and blockchain imaginaries
Disciplinary profile: digital aesthetics, digital cultures, game culture
Main topics: digital poetry, digital performance, game art, online gaming communities, game practices, modding, machinima, theorycrafting, hacking and blockchain, digital death
Professional career history
- Karin Wenz is Assistant Professor for Digital Cultures at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) since September 2003
- Postdoc researcher in the project "An Intercultural Study of Word and Image relations in the Media in Brazil and Germany at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC), Brasil, 2000.
- Guest Professor at Brown University, Providence, RI (USA) in 1998
- Ph.D. thesis on "Space, Spatial Language and Textual Space" (Raum, Raumsprache und Sprachräume), completed 1995 in Kassel under the guidance of Winfried Nöth, and won the award of the German Association of Semiotics in 1996