Juergen Moritz is a designer, researcher and lecturer interested in the social, ethical and design implications of pervasive computing. He obtained his Master in Fine Arts and Visual Communication from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, followed by studies of Audiovisual Media and Media Science at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, and graduated with a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Applied Arts Zurich and the University of Plymouth.
Currently, he serves as a Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts and Digital Media, and as the Course Leader for Data Visualisation Design at the School of Art and Design, at the University of Portsmouth. Before the current appointment, he was teaching in the Department of Computer Generated Imagery, at the Albert Laurence School of Communication Arts, Assumption University Bangkok, where he also serves as a member of the Academic Research Committee and the Academic Program Administrative Committee.
His weblog features materials on the ubiquity of play and its formative roles in present society – the processes in which playful technologies (increasingly smart and web-based) shape the management of everyday life and define new contexts for human actions and experiences.