Prof. Dr. Mathias Fuchs
Mathias Fuchs studied computer science in Erlangen and Vienna and composition in Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst) and in Stockholm (EMS). He holds degrees in Computer Science (Diplom Ingenieur), Electroacoustic Composition, and a PhD (Dr. phil) from Humboldt University in Berlin.
He has pioneered in the field of artistic use of games and is a leading theoretician on Game Art and Games Studies. He is an artist and media scholar and currently a Professor at Leuphana University. Mathias Fuchs has formerly been a university lecturer at University of Applied Arts Vienna, the University for Industrial Design in Linz, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, and at University of Potsdam.
Following a commissioned piece for "Synreal: The Unreal Modification", a games exhibition organized by Institute for New Culture Technologies, and curator Konrad Becker, Mathias Fuchs started working on, and increasingly focused on Game Art.
During the last 3 decades he presented sound- and media-installations in Vienna, London, Mexico City, Tokyo, Helsinki, Stockholm, Norwich, Cairo and Hongkong. Commissioned work for ISEA94 and ISEA 2004, 2006, 2008, 2016, ars electronica, PSi #11, Futuresonic, EAST, the Millennium Dome. Since 2004 Mathias Fuchs' artistic work focuses on Creative Games for Theatre Performances, Urban Planning and Museums.