Veronika Ortmayr studied Media and Cultural studies and Media Culture Analysis. She worked as a critic, freelance journalist and author in the field of culture until she moved to the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in 2014 as Assistant to the Artistic Director. Since the late 1990s she has been interested in Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies. Before her master’s degree she worked for Sinius/Siemens Business Services for several years as an IT consultant. She is particularly interested in gender aspects of man-machines, film history and the cultural history of digitality. Since the beginning of 2019, she has been a member of the Academy team as Assistant to the Director Marcus Lobbes.