Musician, Game Artist, Senior Researcher
Mathias Fuchs (20/10/1956)
Mathias Fuchs studied computer science and composition in Erlangen, Vienna (University of Technology and the Music Academy) and in Stockholm (EMS Fylkingen). In 2010 he obtained his PhD at Humboldt University, Berlin with a dissertation on musical semantics.
Mathias worked as a lecturer and researcher at University of Applied Arts and the Music Academy in Vienna, at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, where he developed and headed three Master’s level programmes. He has pioneered in the field of artistic use of games and is a leading theoretician on Games Studies. From 2012 to 2015 he held a professorship at Leuphana University, where he directed the research project „Art & Civic Media“ and founded the Gamification Lab. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the „Institute of Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation“ (mecs) in Lüneburg/ Germany.
His most recent publications are:
• Fuchs, M. (2015) Diversity of Play (Ed.) meson press, Lüneburg 2015
• Fuchs, M. (2014) Predigital Precursors of Gamification. In: Mathias Fuchs, Sonia Fizek, Paolo Ruffino, Niklas Schrape (Eds.): Rethinking Gamification. meson press, Lüneburg 2014
Mathias presented sound art and media installations in Vienna, London, Mexico City, Tokyo, Helsinki, Stockholm, Norwich, London, Cairo, Vancouver, Paris, and Providence. Commissioned work for ISEA94 and ISEA2004, resfest, ars electronica, PSi #11, futuresonic, EAST, the Greenwich Millennium Dome. Creative games for museums, urban planning and theatre performances.
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1978 - 1984 Studies in computer
science at Technical University Vienna