Talks

In touch with audiences

In touch with audiences

Since the public presentation of my Anthropocene book at Berlin’s Natural History museum in September 2010 with UNEP director Achim Steiner (photo) and my first public talk about the Anthropocene at Urania in Berlin I had the chance to talk to many audiences and interact with them. I have shared great days with organizers of events, like the “Zooetics” series in Lithuania and Steirischer Herbst in Graz/Austria. The different perspectives of people in the audience, like pupils at Berlin’s Nelson Mandela School, plant oil producers at their anniversary celebration and design students at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, were enriching for me as well. In March 2015 I was invited to present at the Royal Institution and the Royal Society of Arts in London. For 2016 a number of talks are already lined up and I look forward to getting in touch with the audiences.

Helmholtz-Focus: Mensch-Maschine

Helmholtz-Focus:
Mensch-Maschine

#1 In the Anthropocene, technology and its side effects become so ubiquitous that they begin to form a new sort of nature – technature.
#2 For the next years, not the emerging AI itself is most important but the power structures that help bring it about and will rule it
#3 The co-evolution of humans and technology has entered a new phase. If we want “digital humanism” we need to start now. Otherwise technology might become totalitarian or develop without humans.

My Anthropocene talk at the RSA London

My Anthropocene talk at the RSA London

“We live at a moment of deep change, between one geological epoch and another, between the Holocene and the present – an era we are beginning to call the Anthropocene. It is only recently that we have come to understand that our actions have already altered the planet, that we now shape nature, and that we have the power to create a positive geological record…Award-winning science and environment writer Christian Schwägerl visits the RSA to trace our co-evolution on this planet and the growth of ideas about the Anthropocene concept.”