Thomas Munz is a curator, editor and researcher focusing on contemporary arts at the interstices of technology and science as well as its cultural and political implications to digital and electronic media. From October 2015 until June 2016 he was Assistant Professor at IZK Institute for Contemporary Art. Previous curatorial positions include Senior Curator at Rotterdam’s V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Chief Curator of Transmediale, the international festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, as well as Co-Director of the Werkleitz Arts Centre’s Werkleitz Biennale, for which he also served as founding board member. He has curated and produced exhibitions and other events at institutions such as the House of World Cultures and the Art Academy in Berlin as well as arts and moving image programs for numerous festivals, galleries, museums and other venues worldwide. In his editorial work he is focusing on thematic explorations in regard to current artistic practice, such as the hybrid catalogue books Deep North (Revolver Publishing, Berlin) on artistic approaches to climate change and politics, Smile Machines (Art Academy, Berlin) on speculative strategies of humour in interrelation to art and technology, or Trust (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg) on notions of both confidence as well as suspicion towards machine based systems and media. He has studied visual arts at the Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and at the Braunschweig University of Art (Germany) from which he has received his Diploma in Fine Arts.