Marcus Burkhardt is a postdoc at the University of Siegen where he researches transformations of digital media and their impact on our cultures. His academic background is in media studies, philosophy and computer science. He conducted his Ph.D. in the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig-University Giessen on the media history and theory of digital databases. Besides exploring the potentials of Open Access book publishing in the humanities his research focuses on the transformations of knowledge in the age of Big Data and on algorithmic environments. His research areas and interests comprise History and Theory of Digital Media, especially Logi(sti)cs of Database Technologies, Big Data, and Algorithmic Environments; Media of Knowledge Production and Dissemination; Media Philosophy; Media Theory.