DHCH / Adrian Demleitner

Adrian Demleitner

PhD Student

Digital Humanities, University of Bern; Institute of Design Research, HKB BFH


I studied industrial design at Hyperwerk and acquired a MA in design research at MAD HKB in 2022. I recently started working on my dissertation in video game studies and digital humanities within the research project Confederatio Ludens. My thesis is framed by the analysis of the image of video games and focuses on the interplay between the technological basis of the image as well as the arising of meaning from its reception.

My last few working positions involved being a scientific software programmer in a research project on participatory image archives at the University of Basel and enjoying a position as junior researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures in a project on electronic waste. I have held quite a few shorter and longer positions as frontend, full-stack or lead web developer over the last 20 years.


On code, visuality and meaning: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the image in Swiss video games pre-2000


  • Sustainable software
  • archival practices
  • video game studies
  • visuality