He is art historian and curator, works at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana Universität of Lüneburg and heads the Leuphana Arts Program. He curated exhibitions and festivals in major European venues, incl. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Vanabbe Museum, and transmediale Berlin. He holds a PhD in Art History from University of East Anglia, Norwich/UK. Broeckmann publishes and lectures about the history of modern art, media theory, machine aesthetics, and digital culture. He is the editor of Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology (with G. Nadarajan, Weimar 2009).