Christoph Engemann is PostDoc for Society and Digitalisation at the Faculty of Media, Bauhaus University Weimar. He held fellowships, taught and researched at universities in Germany and abroad, including Stanford Law School, ETH Zürich, Princeton University, University of Texas at Austin, Oxford Internet Institute, IKKM Weimar, the MECS Leuphana University Lüneburg and the SFU Berlin. His research and teaching focuses on the digitization of statehood, genealogy of transactions, the cultural techniques of graph-analysis, on rurality and barns. His book Medien Regieren about media of identification in the history of the modern state is due to be published in the summer of 2020. He is co-publisher with Andreas Sudmann of a recent book on Machine Learning, and together with Florian Sprenger, of a volume on the internet of things. In the year 2017 he co-edited an issue of Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte on Climate change in the Trading Zone together with Isabell Schrickel. He tweets under @NoisyNarrowBand and is member of the Otherwise Network: otherwisenetwork.com.
“The Coming Catastrophe” is a weekly lecture series at Bauhaus-University in Weimar during the winter term of 2019/20. It is hosted by the chair of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques and the Faculty of Media, with support of the bauhaus.module and the International Office.