Invisible forces: Machines, People, Utopias

Date 30. November 2013
Start 17:00 Uhr
End 18:00 Uhr
Event Lecture
Place Main Stage
With Frank Schirrmacher

Frank Schirrmacher, editor-in-chief of the FAZ, shaped and inspired the digital debate in Germany for years. He was closely connected to, an American platform of thinkers and academics who exchange views on digital evolution but he also critically reviewed the digital turn in Europe in his own publications.

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Frank Schirrmacher
Frank Schirrmacher was one of the five editors of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, heading the features section (Feuilleton). He studied German, English, Literature and Philosophy in Heidelberg, Cambridge, Yale (New Haven) and Montpellier. In 1987 he wrote his PhD dissertation on “Schrift als Tradition – die Dekonstruktion des literarischen Kanons bei Kafka und Harold Bloom” (Writing As Tradition – The Deconstruction Of The Literary Canon In Kafka And Harold Bloom) at the University of Siegen. The American journal Newsweek praised Schirrmacher as a leading intellectual. He was awarded numerous prizes for his commitment to journalism and social affairs, including the Jacob Grimm Prize for German Language and the Ludwig Börne Prize. His last book publication was “EGO – Spiel des Lebens” in 2013.