SNSF Ambizione Research Project
“Netted Letters in Immersive Environments”

Christina Zimmermann, PhD – Project Head, Senior Research Associate
Christina is a researcher, lecturer, author-director, artist, and film curator. She is passionate about story development in all kinds of audiovisual formats. Her research interests focus on experimental film narration, dramaturgy, theories of perception, and film philosophy. Christinas work has been screened internationally and she received various grants and awards (among them Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Association Marbach, Weimar, Wolfenbüttel “Digital Humanities”, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). She has been teaching at Bauhaus-University Weimar (2005-2010), at FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel (2017), at Zürich University of the Arts (2022), and since 2017 at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (MA Film).

Simon de Diesbach (M.A.) – Research Associate
Simon is an artist and researcher, trained at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He persues theoretical and practical research on new technological and aesthetic approaches in audiovisual and interactive media, especially in VR. His work is exhibited in Switzerland and abroad. Simon de Diesbach is currently working on the visual development and the user experience for the Research Platform “Netted Letters”. Besides, he regularly gives workshops in animation and design in various Swiss art schools and universities.

External members of the team
Kyra Palberg (M.A.) – Scientific Research Associate
Jony Margelist (B.Sc.) – Developer
Assistance to the Workshop “Relationality in VR”

Christoph Schneider (B.A.) – Research Assistant
Christoph works as a research assistant for the Visual Narrative research group. He completed his studies in Post-Industrial Design at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. He is actively involved in several research projects that explore the potential of augmented reality in urban planning and how it can facilitate citizen participation in the planning process.