Alexander Pschera’s Lecture Animal Internet: A New Dialogue between Human and Nature

13 June 2017
19:30–21:00

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Alexander Pschera will present at Garage the Russian translation of his book Animal Internet: A New Dialogue between Human and Nature published as part of Garage publishing program in collaboration with Ad Marginem Press

Some fifty thousand creatures around the globe—including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats, and snails—are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, but also radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical perspective, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

 

Alexander Pschera, (b. 1964), has published several books on the internet and media. He studied German, music, and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazine Cicero as well as for German radio.

 

SUPPORTED BY

German Book Office Moscow / Frankfurt Book Fair in Russia

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration

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