Linda Freyberg Information Science & Diagrammatic reasoning

Linda is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. She holds a scholarship of the “Professorinnenprogramm” at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Her research interests are Information Theory, Iconicity, Semiotics and Visualization.

After completing her Magister degree in Library and Information Science and Art History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2011, she worked in the project “dimekon” at Computer and Media Service at Humboldt-Universität.
From 2014-16 she coordinated the research project “mylibrARy” at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam which explored the potential of Augmented Reality in libraries and developed an app with Augmented Reality elements.
Her thesis with the working title “Iconicity in Information” deals with the iconic dimension of digital Information Representation and Knowledge Organization. In an interdisciplinary approach referring to image and sign theories, the practice of visualization as well as recent developments in the theory and modeling of Knowledge Organization Systems will be elaborated. Accuracy and efficiency will serve as parameters for an analysis of the level of contextualization in Information Representation Systems. By developing a theoretical framework Linda’s research may offer a new approach for the visualization of cultural objects.