Dr Gudrun Frommherz

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Curriculum Leader, Digital Media

Phone: 921 9999 extn 7394

Email: gudrun@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

WG1023, Level 10
Sir Paul Reeves Building, City Campus

Auckland University of Technology




  • Ph.D., Auckland University of Technology
  • M.F.A. New Media and Communication, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, USA
  • B.F.A. (equiv.) Graphic Design, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • The Society for Philosophy and Technology

Teaching Areas:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Digital Media Theory
  • Media Communication Research Methods
  • Practice-based Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Studies in Digital Media

Research Areas:

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Technoself Studies
  • Posthuman Aesthetics
  • Virtuality and Embodiment
  • Biocybernetic Design
  • Object-Oriented Ontology


  • Frommherz, G. (2016). Transhumanist Visuality: A Critical Iconology of the Technohuman Condition. PhD Thesis. http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9526
  • Frommherz, G. (2013). Memetics of Transhumanist Imagery. Visual Anthropology, 26(2), 147-164.
  • Frommherz, G. (2012). Multimodality and Time. In: C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.  
  • Frommherz, G. (2012). Multimodality and Rituals. In: C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Frommherz, G. (2012). Sacred Time: Temporal Rhythms in Aipan Practice. In S. Norris (Ed.), Multimodality and Practice: Investigating Theory-in-Practice-through-Methodology (pp. 66-81). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Frommherz, G. (2010). Art of Decay and Eternity: Ritualization in Aipan Practice. Visual Anthropology, 23(3), 200-220.
  • Frommherz, G. (2010). Design for Networked Environments. An Aesthetic Approach to Online Communication. Saarbruecken, DE: VDM.
  • Heim, M. & Frommherz, G. (1997). A Meta-Web Site: The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality. New Mexico: American Society for Aesthetics.