Daniels initiated 1984 the Videonnale Bonn. He was director of the ZKM Video Library from 1992 to 1994, and since 1993 he is Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Design. As well as authoring and editing numerous publications (including Duchamp und die anderen. Der Modellfall einer k¸nstlerischen Wirkungsgeschichte in der Moderne, 1992; Media Art Interaction. The 1980s and '90s in Germany, 2000; Kunst als Sendung. Von der Telegrafie zum Internet, 2003; Vom Readymade zum Cyberspace. Kunst/Medien Interferenzen, 2003), and curating many exhibitions (e.g., 1994 Minima Media, MedienBiennale Leipzig) he is coeditor of the Internet project mediaartnet.org. Since 2006 he is Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., in Linz, Austria.