Adam Wickberg is a researcher in the History of media and environment and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin where he belongs to the research group Anthropocene Formations (2020-2023). His research focuses on media and environment from the 16th to the 21st century. He currently works with the project The Mediated Planet: Claiming Data for Environmental SDGs, which explores the global environment as emerging through environmental data and asks how data gathering practices, data access and data ownership shape environmental perception and politics. In 2022 he co-edited the volume Environing Media (Routledge), which interrogates the role of media technologies in the formation of environments, understood both as physical spaces and as epistemological constructs about them. Using the concept of ‘environing media’, the book advances a deeper understanding of how media processes – defined here as the storage, process, and transmission of data – influence human-Earth relations. Wickberg has also published widely in journals like Critical Inquiry, Media Theory, Necsus: European Journal of Journal of Media Studies, Global Environmental Politics, Humanities, and Resilience: A Journal of the Environemtnal Humanities. In 2018 he published a monograph book with Open Humanities Press called Pellucid Paper: Poetry and Bureaucratic Media in Early Modern Spain. His research focuses on environmental data, digitalization and sustainability, and the history of the Anthropocene.
Environmental Humanities Lab (KTH)
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development (AK122V), course responsible | Course web
Political Ecology (AK2210), course responsible, teacher | Course web
The Anthropocene (AK126V), course responsible | Course web
The Climate Crisis as a Societal Problem (AK121V), teacher | Course web