In the Cloud, out of Sight: An Ecological Perspective on Digitalization
With MAJA GÖPEL and ARMIN NASSEHI
December 11 2019, 8pm, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
Digital technologies cause almost twice as many greenhouse emissions as civil aviation, yet they are often seen as a way out of the climate crisis. A misconception? What could a sustainable digital ecology look like?
Political economist Maja Göpel is an expert on climate-related questions and secretary general of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. She will talk to sociologist Armin Nassehi whose recent book Patterns: Theory of the Digital Society has been widely discussed in the German public sphere. They will try to answer the question, if and how social systems can become more sustainable and which role digital technologies play in the global fight against climate change.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided (German–English).
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