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empirics vs. art theory

Out now! My latest scientific article is now published at the Creativity Research Journal. It investigates a factor structure of my Rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA) and discusses current gaps between art theory and empirical research on art. All data, methodology, and a preprint version are freely available under the premises of Open Science. Read more →

Eine Person von hinten, die mit beiden Händen an eine Wand mit schwarzer Farbe malt. Darüber steht: Gesichter einer Ausstellung – Ein Film über Kunst und Schizophrenie

faces of an exhibition

Can art tell something about schizophrenia that language cannot express? FACES OF AN EXHIBITION is an immersive documentary that accompanies the first project of our Pop-Up Institute. A group of artists with and without schizophrenia experience create mental – an art festival on schizophrenia and against sanism. The documentary is now freely available. Read more →

Screenshot der Titelseite der Publikation | screenshot of the publication’s title page

delir in pictorial works

Does delirium present itself in pictorial works? My colleagues just published a clinical study on this question, which uses my Rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA). It is a systematic analysis of images of people in an geriatric context. As a co-author, I provided methodical advice on the use and analysis of Rizba. Read more →

Sharepic: a photography with a blurred portrait of a person looking in a mirror. The text says: "Virtual presentation" and "Dismante sanism: feminist therapy and Open Science"

feminist therapy + open science

Dismantle Sanism. On May 17, 2023, I will be holding a free digital workshop on sanism at the Medical School Hamburg. Sign up, drop in, and join the discussion on how we can make therapy and research more sensitive to discrimination. Read more →

screenshot of the scientific article | Screenshot des wissenschaftlichen Artikels

knowledge equity + open science

Towards feminist research practices. Felicitas Kruschick and I just published our scientific article on knowledge equity and Open Science. The publication is part of the RIO special issue Bootstrapping the Open Science culture enabled by the Open Science Fellows Program by Wikimedia Germany. And of course, it’s Open Access. Read more →

A screenshot of the scientif article | Ein Screenshot des wissenschaftlichen Artikels

open editors

Make things open, it makes them better. We just published our scientific article addressing diversity of editorial boards in social science. I’m so happy about this lovely postdisciplinary collaboration with Andreas Nishikawa-Pacher and Tamara Heck within the Open Science Fellow Program by Wikimedia Germany. The name speaks for itself: It’s completely open including Open Source and Open Access. Read more →

Sharepic in which is written: 19.10.2022, Superrrr Lab, Dismantle Sanism: Creating a utopia in therapy and science, with Dr. phil. Kerstin Schoch and Lea Jungmann.

dismantle sanism

Sanism is everywhere but rarely talked about, in particular in therapy and science. This is why Lea Jungmann and I are doing this workshop for Disruption Network Lab at 19 October 2022. It‘s also a warming up for the upcoming conference MADNESS: Fighting for justice in mental health. Read more →

Cover of the journal: Graphic with black bars and white bars with black outline. JSTA is written at the bottom right.

ARTificial intelligence

Art meets IT. Thomas Gengenbach and I combined our knowledge and created this beautiful piece which now got published in the Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. The neural networks use the RizbA scale I developed and allow an efficient rating of large samples of pictorial works. Our paper is Open Access and it wouldn‘t be us, if the code wasn’t Open Source as well. So feel free to reuse. Read more →

Auf violett glitzerndem Hintergrund steht geschrieben "The art of measuring art" | On purple glittering background is written "The art of measuring art"


It’s official, I’m Dr. phil. in psychology now! You want to know what I spent my time with the last years? Here you go. My cumulative dissertation is now available as Open Access. It gives an overview of my research on an instrument for quantifying artworks on a formal pictorial level. This includes a total of 11 studies, and several publications. Read more →

Festivalposter: Eine farbige 3D Grafik über der der Titel "mental" liegt. Links oben steht "Das Kunstfestival zu Schizophrenie". Rechts unten steht "11.-18. Juni 2022".

mental – the art festival on schizophrenia

How does it feel to experience schizophrenia? The Pop-up Institute brought together eight artists with and without schizophrenia experience. Together, they created an intermedia art festival that will take place at Moritzplatz in Berlin from June 11 to 18, 2022. On display will be interactive exhibits that attempt to bring the experience of schizophrenia to life. They will be accompanied by workshops, artist talks, and performances. The accompanying educational program is especially aimed at young people aged 15 and older. Educators and teachers are invited to visit with their classes or groups free of charge. Read more →