Tomas Novy M.A.

Researcher and PhD candidate
Media Reality
Phone: +49 821 598 5324
Room: 5033 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Main Research

  • Sociology of film art, tv shows and media
  • Game Studies
  • Digital art 
  • Practicology
  • Critical theory



Seminars and Lectures

SoSe 21


  • Besser als Kino? Quality-TV im 21. Jahrhundert (BA Vertiefung Medienrealität)
  • Grundlagen des kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Arbeitens II (BA Propädeutik / Lektürekurs)
WiSe 20/21
  • Code hard, play hard: Indie-Game Developer in Deutschland (BA-Methoden-/Forschungsseminar)
  • Grundlagen des kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Arbeitens (BA-Einführungsseminar)



Tomas Novy has been a research assistant at the Media Reality Group at the Institute for Media, Knowledge and Communication (imwk) at the University of Augsburg since September 2020. His doctoral project deals with the "Autonomous Aesthetics of Indie Games between high and low culture".


Since May 2019, he has also been coordinating and designing the program of the Jugend hackt Labs in the urban makerspace "Verschwörhaus" in Ulm as Lab-Lead. From October 2019 to June 2020 he was a lecturer for sociology at the Aicher-Scholl-Kolleg.


He studied sociology (B.A.) at the Chemnitz University of Technology and social theory (M.A.) at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.