Talks

2019

“The Extinction of Chimpanzee Cultures: A Plea for Fatalism.” Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, Vancouver, November 2019.

“Feldphilosophie im Affenlabor.” Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft, Köln, September 2019.

“Organized Polemics.” Colloquium at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, May 2019.

“Zeit des Erkennens, Zeit des Schließens.” Workshop with Julian Rohrhuber at Institut für Musik und Medien, Robert Schuman Hochschule Düsseldorf, May 2019.

“Fieldwork in Philosophy.” Conference Midst Anthropology’s Problems. Berkeley, April 2019.

2018

“Cultural Primatology in the Anthropocene,” Conference Le Primate Comme Sujet, Collège de France, Paris, 22 May 2018.

“Fieldwork in Perennial and Neurophilosophy.” Conference How Psychotropic Substances Transformed the World: Harvesting, Producing and Consuming LSD, Psilocybin and Mescaline. Institute for the History of Medicine, University of Berne, April 2018.

“Rightist Psychedelia.” Panel discussion The Altered Mind: Psychedelics and the Ethics of Mind Enhancement. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, March 2018.

“Zeit, Streit und Forschung. Warum gibt es moderne aber keine zeitgenössischen Wissenschaften – und was sagt uns das über die Kunst?” Two-day workshop and invited talk at Institut für Musik und Medien, Robert Schuman Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, January 2018.

2017

“Science as Cosmic Play, Humanities as Perennial Polemics.” Workshop Disenchantment’s Enchantments: A Century of Science as a Vocation, Harvard University, 16/17 November 2017.

"Psychedelik als epistemische und ästhetische Herausforderung.” Two-day workshop and invited talk at Institut für Musik und Medien, Robert Schuman Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, July 2017.

“From Human Nature to Chimpanzee Cultures and Back Again.” Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, June 2017.

”Chimpanzee Culture Wars: How Cultural and Evolutionary Anthropologists Battled over American Sociobiology, Japanese Primatology, and a Multiculturalism Beyond the Human.” Keynote at Trial Research Conference, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, May 2017.

2016

”World-making in a Japanese Chimpanzee Laboratory.” Workshop Evidentiary Practices: Testing, Measuring and Accounting in Global Infrastructures, Universität Halle, 21-22 April 2016.

“Drugged and Dreaming Brains: Two Opaque Models to Explore the Neurobiological Basis of Mental Phenomena.” Workshop Modeling the Vital Brain: The Making and Use of Models in Neuroscience. Freie Universität Berlin, 7-8 April 2016.

“Synthetic Primatology: Human and Chimpanzee Doings in a Japanese Laboratory and the African Field.” Washington University, St. Louis, 29 March 2016

Interdiscplinary Ethnography Workshop with Eben Kirksey and Etienne Benson, Princeton, 16 February 2016.

2015

Vatted Dreams: Neurophilosophy and the Politics of Phenomenal Internalism.” Talk in seminar series Neuroscience and History, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, 14 October 2015.

“‘How Do Chimpanzees Perceive this World?’ Japanese Primatology after Imanishi.” Talk at conference “"Sorting Brains Out: Tasks, Tests, and Trials in the Neuro- and Mind Sciences, 1980-2015."" Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 18–19 September.

“Is There a Place for Psychedelics in Philosophy? Anthropological Observations.” University of Kyoto, 7 August 2015.

Artmap workshop “Measures and Devices,” Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 9 January 2015.

2014

Lecture “A Troubled Interdisciplinarian’s Fieldwork in Neurophilosophy” and workshop (with Fernando Vidal) “Interdisciplinarity and Its Discontents” at the symposium Mind the Brain! Neuroscience in Society, Berlin School for Mind and Brain, November 2014.

“The Observation of What?” Lecture series Ethnography and Social Theory, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, October 2014.

Workshop “Comedy of Things.” Copenhagen, August 2014.

Mainstreaming Psychedelia.” Conversation with Emily Segal from K-Hole. Swiss Institute, New York, August 2014. [Article] [Video]