Malte Hagener is Professor of Media Studies with a focus on the history, aesthetics, and theory of film at the Philipps University Marburg. He directs the DFG-funded project media/rep/ – Establishment of an open access repository in media studies and is currently the executive director of the newly established Marburg Center for Digital Culture and Infrastructure (MCDCI). He is a co-founder of Necs – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies as well as long-time member (2011-2021) of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed OA-journal Necsus – European Journal of Media Studies. With Yvonne Zimmermann, Alexandra Schneider and Vinzenz Hediger he is the programme director of the project Digital Cinema Hub, funded by the VW-foundation (https://www.uni-marburg.de/en/fb09/institutes/media-studies/research/research-projects/dici-hub). In the Kolleg he works on the structuring effects of media as visible in the networks of the avant-garde, in the emergence of film culture as a specific practice, as well as in the logics of split screen filmmaking.