Jesús Muñoz Morcillo
Jesús Muñoz Morcillo is a classicist, art historian, and science communicator. His first degree (Licenciatura) was in Classics at the Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European Languages of the University of Salamanca, Spain (2001). After a year as DAAD awardee at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany, specializing in epicurean philosophy, he obtained a Master’s degree (2008) in Art History, Media Theory, and Aesthetics, and a PhD degree from the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany (2015). In 2009, he joined ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is currently a research fellow at ZAK and a lecturer at the Institut für Kunst und Baugeschichte at KIT.
Muñoz Morcillo has developed several interdisciplinary projects on public communication of science and the arts at the KIT, such as “New Media and Public Communication of Science”, “InsideScience – Public Science in Collaborative Research Projects”, “e-Installation – Synesthetic Documentation of Media Art via Telepresence Technologies, or “Authenticity through VR-based Documentation of Cultural Heritage”. Muñoz Morcillo also wrote the first monograph about the American-German artist Stephan von Huene who is known as a pioneer of cybernetic arts, especially through his sound and kinetic machines.