Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt is a historian of images. Since 2003 she is a lecturer of the history of images since the Enlightenment at Free University Berlin and a curator of several exhibitions. She studies and publishes on the diagrammatics, the eye, the pseudonym and the avant-garde. Recent publications: Die Kunst der Diagrammatik: Perspektiven eines neuen bildwissenschaftlichen Paradigmas, Bielefeld 2012; Maciunas’ Learning Machines: From Art History to a Chronology of Fluxus. Second revised and enlarged edition, Vienna and New York 2011; Stammbäume der Kunst. Zur Genealogie der Avantgarde, Berlin 2005.