Birgit Schneider is professor for Knowledge Cultures and Media Environments in the Department of European Media Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She studied art and media studies as well as media art and philosophy in Karlsruhe, London and Berlin. After initially working as a graphic designer, she worked from 2000 to 2007 at the research department "The Technical Image" at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she received her doctorate. Since 2009, she has been researching in the context of fellowships at the European Media Studies Department of the University of Potsdam as well as in Munich, Weimar and Cambridge, UK. In 2010 she represented the Chair of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Her current research focuses are images and perceptions of nature, ecology and climate change, diagrams, data graphics and maps as well as images of ecology.
Publications (selection): ›Klimabilder. Eine Genealogie globaler Bildpolitiken von Klima und Klimawandel‹, Berlin: Matthes & Seitz 2018; ›Diagrammatik. Ein interdisziplinärer historischer Reade‹r, edited with Jan Wöpking and Christoph Ernst, Berlin: De Gruyter 2016; ›Das Technische Bild. Kompendium für eine Stilgeschichte wissenschaftlicher Bilder‹, edited with Horst Bredekamp and Vera Dünkel, Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2008; ›Textiles Prozessieren. Eine Mediengeschichte der Lochkartenweberei‹, Berlin: Diaphanes 2007.