Presentations and articles

The Ereignis Center makes a novel approach to life in the event of technolgy available through public lectures and conference presentations, as well as in various artistic formats (galleries). We publish our research in high-quality, peer-reviewed international journals. Our approach is grounded in Wolfgang Schirmacher’s work on technology as an event, or what he has referred to as the Ereignis-Event (book), an ambitious hermeneutics of technology(journal article) that examines potential life techniques (journal article) and seeks to articulate a novel sense of artificial life(journal article). Our research articulates the impetus of how to be better at being you (public lecture) with questions of desire and mediatisation, such as in the necessary patricide of Bjarne Melgaard’s relation to his artistic father-figure Edvard Munch (journal article), in Knut Hamsun’s (image) national and artistic betrayals (conference presentation), and in the father’s ambiguous presence and immanence in films such as A Clockwork Orange and Naked (book chapter). Our faculty has published monographs on how pleasure and perversion are connected in psycho-analysis(book) and philosophy.


Our peer-reviewed journal feauring current thinking on philosophy, psycho-analysis, and the arts, Inscriptions, is published twice a year. In addition to world class scholarship we publish outstanding literary fiction (July) and creative art (January). Inscriptions gives expression to the thoughts and sentiments that define our age. It is open for submissions from emerging and established authors.

Video essays

The insufficiency of modesty: After 17 years of silence Arthur Schopenhauer (picture) gave his answer the question Can man’s free will be proven from his self-consciousness? In his view our character provides a sufficient explanation of our acts (6mins).

On salvation: In his book on Ludwig Wittgenstein Alain Badiou (picture) discusses how terms like salvation and redemption can become meaningful to us today. To Badiou salvation is an event that allows reality to enter into our world (6mins).

Nietzsche and the extra egalitarians: Friedrich Nietzsche’s (picture) anti-democratic and anti-egalitarian position is well known. This video essay discusses Nietzsche, anti-democracy, and the extra egalitarians (4mins).