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.
- "Das Experiment sind wir", 2019
- "Digitale Öffentlichkeit", mit Konrad Lischka, 2017
- "Nerd Attack", 2011
What gives you hope?
The fact that the International Declaration of Human Rights was possible.
How does change happen?
As a complex interaction of Psychology, Society, Technology and Economy.
Why have you joined THE NEW INSTITUTE?
Because fast change is an existential challenge that needs transdisciplinary thought and action.