Berlin, Professor of Media Ecology and Art Historian
Birgit Schneider is professor of media ecology at the Institute for Arts and Media, European Media Studies at Potsdam University. She studied art history and media studies, philosophy, and media art and multimedia at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Goldsmiths College, London, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 1998 to 2003, she worked as a graphic designer. From 2000 to 2007, she was a research associate in the project Das Technische Bild (The Technical Image) at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt University, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of punched-card weaving, which was published in 2007 under the title Textiles Prozessieren: Eine Geschichte der Lochkartenweberei (Textile Processing: A Media History of Punchcard Weaving). After this she worked as a content developer for an exhibition on the subject of sustainability and climate change for the media design company art + com, Berlin. Since 2008, she was been Dilthey Fellow of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the Institute for Arts and Media, University of Potsdam, substitute professor for cultural techniques at the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, visiting fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for environment and society in Munich and senior fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy, IKKM, Bauhaus-University Weimar. Her current research focus is the senseability of the environment, the visualization of climate since 1800 and a genealogy of climate change visualization inbetween science, aesthetic and politics. She is editor of the volumes „The Technical Image“ (Cambridge 2015) and „Image Politics of Climate Change“ (Bielefeld 2014).