The Culture & Technology podcast 017 | Oct 2, 2023

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Daniela Gandorfer: The Right to Breathe

The language we often use to detail laws doesn’t relate closely enough to the physical processes that are happening within our world every day. What does it mean to have a right to breathe if the quality of air we consume is different for everyone?

Together with Daniela Gandorfer, a legal and media theorist and co-founder of investigative research collective Logische Phantasie Lab, we discuss how digital technologies, philosophical approaches and legal concepts come together to shape our sense of reality.


Daniela Gandorfer is Assistant Professor at University of Westminster Law School, London, with a PhD from Princeton University. Her research focuses on law and emerging modes of normativity in scientific and technological frontier spaces - such as quantum physics, digital and crypto technologies and psychedelics.


Severin Matusek is a cultural theorist and founder of co—matter, a creative studio exploring the cultural and societal impact of new technologies.


  • The Logische Phantasie Lab (LoPh) is a non-profit organisation and investigative research agency. Gas Exchanges & the Right to Breathe is an initiative by LoPh that investigates breathing injustices across the globe and is developing a right to breathe that can live up to the challenges and potentials of new digital technologies.


The Culture & Technology Podcast is a long-form interview podcast produced by the Vienna Business Agency @wirtschaftsagentur_wien that aims to establish a long-term perspective on the ways emerging technologies impact cultural production.

Editorial Team: Mike Evans, Paul Feigelfeld, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Theresa Reimann-Dubbers, Elisa Stockinger, Heinz Wolf

Theme Music by Zanshin.

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