Christian is a writer, journalist, and the course director of the Master's program "Digital Communication" at Hamburg's University of Applied Sciences. He has published research on fundamental aspects of human behavior control, worked as a freelance journalist for publications including DIE ZEIT and Süddeutsche Zeitung and as the head of DER SPIEGEL's "Netzwelt" department. He holds a PhD in cognitive Psychology from the University of Würzburg and a degree in cultural criticism. These days his research focuses on (dis-)information In the context of the interaction of technology and the public sphere. He's published a number of non-fiction books, most recently "Das Experiment sind wir" on humanity's cognitive, ecological and societal problems with exponential change. He writes a weekly column for DER SPIEGEL since 2016.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE Christian was involved in the program The Human Condition in the 21st Century.