Dr. Thorsten S. Beck

Researcher, Trainer

Dr. Thorsten Beck is a research associate and trainer at the Information Integrity Academy. He studied Jewish Studies, Modern German Literature and Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, on a DAAD scholarship. From 2012 - 2016, he completed his PhD in Library and Information Science at the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung - An Interdisciplinary Laboratory" on the topic of scholarly perspectives on image manipulation.

From 2016 - 2022, Thorsten worked as a research associate at the HEADT Centre. On behalf of the Centre, he conducted research on image integrity and image forensics, taught courses, and developed digital and analog outreach materials. Before joining HEADT, he worked as a project manager at the Jewish Museum Berlin and at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW). For the agency BERGZWO communication + concepts, Thorsten created exhibitions and concepts for the digital mediation of cultural-historical topics.

Areas of interest:

Thorsten is interested in the impact of information integrity on people and society and asks how digitalization changes the dissemination and perception of information. His research focuses on the scientific use of images, and he explores how technical means can help in the study of image integrity.

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Publications:

Beck, Thorsten (2021). "Image manipulation in scholarly publications: are there ways to an automated solution?", Journal of Documentation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2021-0113
Beck, Thorsten (together with Rügenhagen, Melanie, & Sartorius, Emily). (2020). „Information Integrity in the Era of Fake News“, Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 44(1), 34-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2020-0005
Beck, Thorsten (2016). „Shaping Images. Scholarly Perspectives on Image Manipulation“. DeGruyter.

Dr. Thorsten S. Beck