07.12.2017

Essay by Martin Widmann in Merkur


A new essay from guest faculty Martin Widmann was published in the December issue of the journal Merkur.

"Is there Live after Dead? Digital Deadheads, Transhumanism und die Suche nach dem Gehirn von Jerry Garcia" discusses following a rock band as well as recorded music in the age of streaming and resurrection. The article begins with Widmann meeting the members of Uriah Heep in the economy class of a crowded flight from Munich to London, which serves as an inspiration for the piece.

Founded in 1947, Merkur is one of the most important cultural journals in the German-speaking space.

Read the essay here