Biography

     Hendrik Speck is a Professor of Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern / Department of Computer Sciences/ Interactive Media and head of the Information Architecture/ Search Engine Laboratory. He taught and lectured at the European Graduate School (Ada Byron Chair), New School for Social Research (New York), Columbia University (New York), Danube University Krems, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, International School of New Media (Lübeck), and University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern.

     Professor Speck, based in New York and Germany, is a regular speaker and conference panelist; he is the author of many articles and (co)authored several books including Medien auf Abruf - Folgen der Individualisierung für die Kommunikationsgesellschaft. Vistas. 2007, ISBN: 3891584482, Die Macht der Suchmaschinen / The Power of Search Engines. Halem Verlag. 2007, ISBN 3938258330; Suchen und Finden im Internet. Springer Verlag. 2007, ISBN: 9783540382232, and Die Google Gesellschaft. Transcript. 2005, ISBN: 3899423054. His work is focusing on media theory and philosophy, information operations and systems, online marketing, media management, intellectual property, open source, e-Learning, cyberwar, netwar, ethical, social and legal implications and limitations.

     Professor Hendrik Speck is a frequent contributor to national and international wire services, newspapers, magazines, tv, radio and online media, including but not limited to: New York Times, Der Spiegel, Der Stern, Focus, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Zeit Wissen, Financial Times Deutschland, Handelsblatt, Manager Magazin, Wirtschaftswoche, Down Jones Newswires, Wiener Zeitung, Der Standard, Liechtensteiner Vaterland, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Kurier, Bild, Welt, Aachener Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Morgenpost, Heidenheimer Zeitung, Heilbronner Stimme, Kölner Express, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger, Leipziger Volkszeitung, Main-Post, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Pfälzischer Merkur, Rhein Zeitung, Südkurier, Der Westen, Heise News, c't Magazin für Computer Technik, iX, PC Welt, ZDNet, Computerworld, Golem, Linux-Magazin, Computer Zeitung, Chaos Computer Club.Die Datenschleuder,Stiftung Warentest.test, Hörzu, and Die Presse. Hendrik Speck had appearances at ARD. Tagesschau, ARD-aktuell. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF Heute, ZDF Nachtstudio, ZDF Aspekte), 3sat, Südwestrundfunk (SWR, SWR1, SWR2. SWR3. SWR cont.ra), Bayerischer Rundfunk, B5 aktuell, Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Zapp, Westdeutscher Rundfunk. 1Live, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (Inforadio, Radio Eins, radiomultikulti), Hessischer Rundfunk. hr2, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandradio, Deutschlandfunk, N24, n-tv, Sat.1, Österreichischer Rundfunk. Ö1, and Voice of America. A trained artist and designer, the artworks and photographs of Prof. Hendrik Speck have appeared in many national and international newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other media.

     He has been working as an E-commerce consultant and was appointed CIO, Assistant Director and Ada Byron Chair of the Media and Communications department of the European Graduate School. This position includes the responsibility for the development of all web activities, policies and associations. Prof. Speck has designed distance and elearning systems, has developed online/viral marketing strategies and has worked on information architecture projects for governments, corporate clients and academic institutions. Professor Hendrik Speck was working as a consultant for Quaero and Theseus, exploring the next generation of intelligent search, information retrieval and visualization systems for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Professor Speck was a member of the advisory council of the Search Marketing Expo – SMX Munich, a Fulbright and DAAD Scholar, and recipient of several other scholarships from Heinrich Böll Stiftung, New School University (New York), and European Graduate School.

 

 

 

 

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Prof. Hendrik Speck
University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern
Department of Computer Sciences
Amerikastrasse 1
66482 Zweibrücken
Germany

Office: Building O, Room O 017

E-Mail: Hendrik.Speck  (at) hs-kl (dot) de
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