Markus Rautzenberg is a philosopher and media theorist. He studied German Studies and Philosophy, and obtained his PhD in Philosophy in 2000 with a thesis on »Zeichen–Störung–Materialität« (Sign–Interference–Materiality). This was followed by a PostDoc research scholarship in the »InterArt« Research Training Group, and a subsequent position as Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. He led the German Research Foundation (DFG) project »Evocation. On the Non-Visual Power of Images« at the institute from 2011 to 2014. He has been Professor of Philosophy at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen since 2016.
Research fields: Aesthetics, media theory, image theory, epistemology.