Patricia Reed: The End of a World The Culture & Technology podcast

Patricia Reed: The End of a World

In this episode, we think about the planetary and a version of history that doesn’t just include humans. We do this with the help of our guest, Patricia Reed, who specializes in world modelling, helping to visualize complex data models that broaden our perspective on the world around us.

The Culture & Technology podcast 018 | Jan 17, 2023

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Patricia Reed is an artist and writer based in Berlin. Her work concerns the entanglements between epistemology, modeling and politics adapted to planetary scales of cohabitation. She is also part of the Laboria Cuboniks ‘Xenofeminist’ working group.


Severin Matusek is a writer and founder of co—matter, a research & strategy studio exploring the cultural and societal impact of new technologies.


  • The End of a World is an essay by Patricia Reed that examines the distinction between the global and the planetary. You can read it here:
  • The Dawn of Everything is a book by David Graeber & David Wengrow that provides an alternative account of human history challenging fundamental assumptions about social evolution. You can find out more here:
  • Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher. His talk, “The End of the World(s)” can be found here: -Denise Ferreira da Silva is Director and Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. You can read more about her work, ‘Toward a Black Feminist Poethics: The Quest(ion) of Blackness Toward the End of the World’ here:


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

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