Panel discussion

The new conception of man. On the construction of the human being. CD 2, track 3

Date created
© by the authors


A documentation of the panel discussion organized by the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) and the Centre Culturel Français Karlsruhe (CCF), which took place on 3 May 2000 in the media theatre of the ZKM.

»For centuries the body was a theatre of anatomy, virology, immunology, molecular medicine and especially genetic engineering - the human body was transformed into a thermodynamic factory. The science of man became a wall whose building blocks have been transformed and renewed by medical progress. What has been shaken in this transformation of the foundations of the human image is the perception of a specific world view, namely humanism. On the basis of new medical research results, the discussion should open up new perspectives for the science of mankind.«  
– Peter Weibel

Peter Weibel
Peter Sloterdijk
Michel Houellebecq
Alain Finkielkraut

German and French

2 CD, Duration: 123:50

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Centre Culturel Français Karlsruhe

Special thanks are directed to ARTE, the French Embassy, the participants of the discussion and the translator Jürgen Stähle, who kindly provided the recording of his simultaneous translation for this CD.

Organization: Margit Rosen, Robert Walter, Ika Szope
Event management: Viola Gaiser, Monika Leyenberger
Technical management: Hartmut Bruckner, Manuel Weber
Simultaneous translation: André Bernhard, Jürgen Stähle
Postproduction: Paolo Ferreira-Lopez


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