Speakers 2024

Dr. Marlene Bart

Marlene Bart is a visual artist and researcher whose practice resides at the nexus of natural history, anatomy, and visual art. Within her projects, she investigates how our engagement with visual taxonomies can be mediated and critiqued through the medium of extended reality. This approach exemplifies Bart’s keen interest in the interplay between technology and techno-imagination. Bart holds a PhD from the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, where she explored the theme of »The Artist’s Book as a Multimedia Encyclope

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Xenia Klinge, DFKI

Xenia Klinge is a computational linguist and data scientist at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI. Her professional focus lies on human-centric medical and ambient applications, as well as language and conversation in the context of health, wellbeing and culture, but sometimes she also predicts donut sales. Her academic interests revolve around automatic creativity and storytelling through intelligent and/or conversational systems. 

Dr. Tanja Schneeberger, DFKI

Tanja completed her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2014 in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saarland University. Following that, she became a part of the Affective Computing Group (ACG) in 2015, having previously worked in the Automotive Group at DFKI. Throughout her tenure at the ACG, Tanja obtained her PhD in 2023. Her doctoral thesis focused on exploring affective reactions towards socially interactive agents and their computational modelling.