Johannes Ahlborn, born in 1981 in Braunschweig, studied Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Theatre Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. He finished his Magister Artium in 2012 with a thesis titled „Image and Sound. Technical Synaesthesia 1787 – 1919“, that explored the continuous influence of poetological concepts and Naturphilosophie of early German Romanticism on experimental arts and media theory.
His research interests include aesthetics, critical theory, history and theory of the avant-garde, transmediality, experimental film and music.
Since October 2013, Johannes Ahlborn is a doctoral student at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies.