A Portrait of the Artist and Theater, Film and Media Scientist
Our series re.searched presents researchers of the St. Pölten UAS. The next one is Franziska Bruckner, Head of the research group Media Creation at the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at the St. Pölten UAS.
To me, curiosity means…
… being open for things that don’t fit together at first glance, be it interfaces between media or scientific approaches. The putting together of heterogeneous elements and the associated discussion enable not only new perspectives on supposedly established facts but also creative new impulses which result in exciting projects.
I do research because…
… I like to create. The aspect of the creative process is just as important in science as the actual knowledge gain. My motivation is to mould innovative insights on paper and other media channels into a new form and bring them closer to the interested parties.
In the next 20 years, our society will be characterised by…
… change. Research plays an essential role in this respect because technological achievements are developed, put into context and evaluated here. What is important is that we do not lose sight of the human being. We have to provide our contemporaries with the technological and media competences they need in order to deal with new technologies in a responsible manner.
About the person
Franziska Bruckner studied painting and animated film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and graduated from the Institute for Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna in 2017. She has been the Head of the research group Media Creation at the St. Pölten UAS since November 2017. Before that, Franziska Bruckner was a lecturer at various universities in Austria and Germany. Other activities included work as a curator for the documentary and animated film festival DOK Leipzig.