Birgit Schneider holds a PhD in cultural studies and is currently a professor of media ecology at the Potsdam University Institute for Arts and Media in the European Media Studies program. She studied art history and media studies, philosophy, and media art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Goldsmiths College in London, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her research focuses on technical and scientific images with a strong emphasis on questions of scientific imagery, mediality, codes, diagrams, and textility from the seventeenth century to the present. Her current research concentrates on the visual communication of climate since 1800 and a genealogy of climate change visualization between science, aesthetics, and politics.
Professor of media ecology