Stefan Schäfer is a designer and researcher based in Amsterdam. His research deals with the conversion of images from representative objects to participative subjects. This includes ways of image production and distribution, as well as occuring consequences and shifts of meaning, while traversing media. At this moment Schäfer is investigating the “compensation of physical absence with virtual presence“ and vice versa.
Together with Dr. Emily West, Schäfer is co-founder of digitalnecropolis.net, an ongoing research program about digital death and digital afterlife. Their book „I am become digital death, the destroyer of worlds“ had been published in Oct 2016 and was exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2016 in Eindhoven.