Personal profile


Ulrik Schmidt is a Danish sound and media scholar working in the intersection between sound studies, media philosophy and audiovisual aesthetics. Schmidt has published widely in English and Danish on various topics including sound art, sound design and auditory culture; media aesthetics; materiality; format aesthetics; image theory; media archaeology; architecture and urban space; popular music; ubiquituous computing; abstract film; Buster Keaton; and surreal documentary.



A Philosophy of Ambient Sound: Materiality, Technology, Art and the Sonic Environment (Palgrave Macmillan 2023)

Media Aesthetics (Samfundslitteratur, 2020, in Danish), co-edited with Jacob Lund

The Ambient: Sensation, Mediatization, Environment (Aarhus University Press, 2013, in Danish)

Ulrik Schmidt & Honza Hoeck [Hvidbog #1] (Idealistisk Internationale, 2012, in Danish/English), with Honza Hoeck

The Aesthetics of Minimalism (Museum Tusculanum, 2007, in Danish)



2016- Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University

2013-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University

2011-2013: Postdoc, Department of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

2010: PhD, University of Copenhagen.

2005 MA, Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen

1998 BA, Music and Sociology, Aarhus University

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