TRANSHUMANISM'S CORE

TRANSHUMANISM'S CORE

With Christopher Coenen (DE), produced by Marold Langer-Philippsen (DE)

Christopher Coenen spans the arc from the first ideas on transhumanism to today’s development in the Werkleitz Festival 2021 podcast.
How do machines, ideas, biology, and deeper understanding intertwine to accompany the further development of humans?

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Marold Langer-Philippsen

Marold Langer-Philippsen, born in Munich, lives in Europe, works as radio/media artist, director, performer, stage/exhibition designer and musician in the fields of time-based arts with particular attention to public space, theatre and live broadcast since 1984.

His radio works were created for community radios in Europe, Public Broadcast Stations in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Ars Electronica Linz and São Paulo Art Biennial. His performance works were presented throughout Europe, in the Middle East, South America and Australia.

Foto Sabine Arndt © Christopher Coenen
Christopher Coenen

Christopher Coenen is a political scientist with a primary focus on the highly interdisciplinary field of technology assessment. He is head of the research group “Life, Innovation, Health, and Technology” at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Among his current activities are the coordination of the transnational NEURON-ERANET research project “The Future of the Body in the Light of Neurotechnology (FUTUREBODY)”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. He is also chief editor of the journal NanoEthics: Studies of New and Emerging Technologies and co-editor of the series Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft [Technological Future, Science and Society]. His central research interests include the prehistory and early history of transhumanism and technological and societal visions of the future of humanity.

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