Philipp Kleinmichel is a philosopher, art and media theorist. He teaches media theory at Hamburg University and Giessen University. His monograph “Im Namen der Kunst. Eine Genealogie der politischen Ästhetik” (Passagen 2014) investigates the epistemic structure of the belief system that until today determines and forces us to think and evaluate art production in political terms. The important question addressed in the book is not how can art be political, but why are we forced to repeat this question over and over again. His recent work focusses on post-humanist aesthetics, cultural production and symbolic value in the digital age.