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Hasn’t it always been a dream of mankind to escape its own limitations? Will it be fulfilled in this century, when nanobots repair the body and transhumanism promises eternal life?

KEY VISUAL Transhumanismus
KEY VISUAL Transhumanismus © Sabrina Rossetto

In the Wunderkammer der Jetztzeit, the Humboldt Laboratory at Humboldt Forum with its forest of exhibits, Humboldt Forum invites you to a parcours that leads to musical, scientific and performative images, experiences and encounters: in sound worlds of the Teichmann brothers and the multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Lange, to automata, today’s robots, ideas of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, to concepts of transhumanism and conversations about the relationship between technical-scientific feasibility, ethics and faith.

What value do we want to assign to humans, to their bodies, souls, limits? What impulses could other perspectives give – feminist, spiritual, religious?

An event by the Neuköllner Oper as part of the WUNDERKAMMER series in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation.

  • Dipl. -Pol. Christopher Coenen (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at KIT -ITAS, Karlsruhe)
  • Prof. Dr. Regine Kather (University of Freiburg, Department of Philosophy)
  • Music by Gebrüder Teichmann (Live-Elektronics, sound objects) and Sebastian Lange (wind instruments)
  • Conception: Bernhard Glocksin, Sabrina Rossetto, Christopher Coenen
  • Moderation: Bernhard Glocksin

Regine Kather
Prof. Dr. Regine Kater researches, teaches and writes about the border area between the natural sciences and the humanities, with the focus on people and their diverse relationships. Studied philosophy, physics and religious studies, teaching philosophy since 1985 at various institutions and universities, including Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg and since 2004 Freiburg.

Monographs: 'Life'(2003), 'Development of Human Identity'(2007), 'Rediscovery of Nature' (2012), 'Artificial Intelligence'(2022) and others.

Christopher Coenen
Christopher Coenen works in the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment as head of the research group 'Health and Technological Life' at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He coordinates the transnational NEURON-ERANET research project, is the editor of various specialist journals and works in political consulting. His central research interests include the prehistory and early history of transhumanism as well as technological and social visions of the future of mankind.

Gebrüder Teichmann (Live-Elektronics, sound objects)

- Location: Humboldt Laboratory
- Price: 15,00 EUR
- Presale starts from 28.02.2023
- Limited contingent: 70 persons
Additional information

Our tip: Visit the exhibition "in_finite. Living with death" from 01.04. to 26.11.2023

Public transport: U-Bahn Museumsinsel (U5) 1 min walk; S/U Alexanderplatz 15 min walk; S Hackescher Markt 10 min walk, Bus 100, 200, 300, 147, N5


Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. For more information, click here.
Humboldt Forum: Humboldt-Labor, 1. OG.
Humboldt Forum: Humboldt-Labor, 1. OG.