MATTHIAS WITTMANN, born in Vienna in 1976, is a media theorist, writer and curator as well as a literary and film critic. He received his PhD in media studies in 2013 on the topic MnemoCine. The Construction of Memory in the Experience of Film. From 2009-2019 he researched and taught at the Seminar for Media Studies at the University of Basel, focusing on film, screenology, medial mnemographies, and transcultural image research (esp. cinema of Iran). In 2021 he was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna (theater, film, and media studies).