Media Studies

The German Department in Princeton has a long standing interest in Media Studies reflected in the research and teaching agendas of the faculty and students. Their interests have led to a series of international projects and institutional exchanges.


CTRL [SPACE]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother was a major international exhibition on view at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe through February 2002. It was curated by Thomas Levin.

CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother (Ed. By Thomas Y. Levin with Ursula Frohne and Peter Weibel) (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002)


Since the summer of 2011, Princeton’s German Department has organized an international summer school for media studies in cooperation with Bauhaus Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM). The annual week-long program takes place in early summer, alternating between Princeton and Weimar. For more information please visit the site at: http://german.princeton.edu/ssms/