Martin Zeilinger


PhD Supervision inquiries are welcome from prospective doctoral students in all of my areas of interest. This includes:

  • theory-/practice-based inquiries linking digital art / digital culture to emerging technologies;
  • topics in experimental game culture;
  • political economy of new media;
  • para-legal tactics in media art;
  • artistic uses of AI and/or blockchain technologies.

PhD supervision and co-supervision

Kosmas Giannoutakis, Commons-Centric Modes of Music Creation with Distributed Ledger Technologies (Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, since 2022; practice-led)

Marta Rossi, Non-Metaphysical Connections Technology: Sound and music in the crisis of postmodernity (Abertay University, since 2022; practice-led)

Inte Gloerich, Blockchain Imaginaries (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, since 2021)

Simon Strange, Expanding the Lexicon of Practical Game Design Terms (Abertay University, since 2020)

Piyush Mann, DRAW (Decolonial Research Aboriginal Wing) – Designing and Theorising a Web-Based Platform for Documenting Indigenous Cultures’ Sound and Oral Histories (Anglia Ruskin University, since 2018)

Alex Cline, Theorising ‘Homebrew’ Coding Communities on the ZX Spectrum (Anglia Ruskin University, 2015-2019)

Marques Hardin, Internet of Things (IoT) Applications for Remote Music Production (Cultures of Digital Economy (CoDE) Research Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, 2015-2019; practice-led)

Current undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

At Abertay University’s School for Design and Informatics, I am involved in teaching the following:

  • ART308 Critical Studies (Module lead)
  • ART404 Undergraduate Honours Project
  • ART405 Undergraduate Honours Project Proposal & Development
  • DES104 Game Studies and Criticism
  • DES509 Innovation and Professional practice

I am also delivering AI and Data Ethics teaching content across Abertay University’s new MSc degree in Applied AI & UX.

Previously taught

At other institutions, I have previously taught on a range of subjects including media theory, law and culture, media arts, and creative computing. Taught modules/courses have included, for example: Digital Media Theory and Digital Media Practice and Creative Computing (both ARU, Cambridge/UK); Digital Texts (Ontario College for Art & Design, Toronto/CAN); Cinematography, Sound, Story & Character Integration (Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design, Sheridan College, Toronto/CAN); Law, Culture and Technology (Communication, Culture and Information Technology Program, University of Toronto); Theoretical Approaches to Media & Culture and Owning Culture (both MA/PhD Program in Communication and Culture, York University, Toronto/CAN); Intro to the Study of Modern Culture (Cultural Studies Department, Trent University, Peterborough/CAN); Surveillance Culture, Mixed Media and the Copy, Authorship and Fragmentation (all Victoria College, University of Toronto).

Summer School

I have also been co-convener of the International Summer Institute for the Cultural Study of Law at the University of Osnabrück, Germany since 2011 (intermittently).