My name is Julia Schneider aka Doc J Snyder. I am a comic essayist and a doctor of economics. My best known work to date is the comic essay on Artificial Intelligence, “We Need to Talk, AI” which I published in 2019 in collaboration with visual artist Lena Kadriye Ziyal (available in English, German, Spanish, Slovenian and – soon – Turkish, and as open online course). My works convey complex topics through a few graphics and pointed texts. For the content of my works, I tap into my own interests and the knowledge I have gained from my work in academia – empirical labor and innovation economics – and data science. (Somewhere or another, I’m sure my expertise as a curtain and draperies salesperson 1994-96 factors in.) I am a member of the scientific committee of the Association of the Exoskeleton Industry e.V. ( of the network efas – economy, feminism and science, of Harriet Taylor Mill Institute and of the Track Team Science and Technology of re:publica.

Reach out if you like to approach complex issues with creativity, curiosity, and respect – and if you’re bored with clichés. I really enjoy such company!

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Right now I am interested in:

The #Corona Scribbles, an ongoing comic column about life in times of Corona, launched in April ’20 on 1E9;

the comic book project Money Matters – A Comic Essay about Money with Pauline Cremer and Miriam Beblo (release – in German – in summer ’21);

and the comic book project (in planning) Paradise Now! A Comic Essay about Climate Crisis and Sustainability with Pauline Cremer.


in the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel March 2021

Internet Health Report 2020

Exhibition Human Sovereignty

Bratislava, Robota Center, 2020


Video screen of youtube interview with
Streaming event in Oct. 20 about We Need to Talk, AI available on Youtube In July 2020 Aksioma, together with the Youth and Cultural Center in Maribor, published the Slovenian translation in the framework of konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art with the idea of distributing it as a free educational material in schools and libraries throughout … Read more

Tenemos que Hablar, IA

Since today, the Spanish version of can be read, downloaded and shared for free on the website.

Disruption: Essay in the Annual Report 2019 of the Stiftung Niedersachsen

Community Spotlight

Monthly Briefing of Hochschulforum Digitalisierung

The Corona Scribbles

Ongoing comic essay on the digital platform and think tank 1E9

“KI, wir müssen reden” at SpyOnMe#2

by Theater HAU Berlin, 2020

Meet-Up at KI-Campus, Stifterverband

Berlin February 19, 2020

Review at fluter

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung Berlin, 2020

Exhibition at Netzpolitik-Konferenz “That’s Netzpolitik”

Berlin, 2019

Exhibition and Release at Creative City Berlin print magazine “The Big Good Future #2”

Berlin, 2019

Exhibition and Discussion at the “AI-Camp 2019”

Research Convention for Young Scientists under 30, by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Society for Computer Science (GI) Berlin, 2019

Meet-Up at Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Stifterverband

Berlin, 2019

Release of “KI, wir müssen reden”

Berlin, 2019

Interview on “KI, wir müssen reden”

with RAILS – Robotics and AI Law Society

Exhibition and Talk at Futurium

together with AI Oracle Berlin, 2019

Exhibition in Hamburg-Altona’s bookstore “ZweiEinsDrei”

Hamburg, 2019

Live Radio Show at Goethe Institute’s Kultursymposium

Weimar, 2019

Kultur Magazine 29 by Goethe-Institut Australia

Sydney, 2019

Exhibition at Turing-Bus for AI

Germany, 2019

TV-Interview at Museum of Communication

with rbb Abendschau Berlin, 2019

Interview with MDR

Berlin, 2019

Review at

Berlin, 2019

Presentation of “We Need to Talk, AI”

Berlin, 2019

ComicInvasion Podcast

with ComicInvasion Berlin, 2019

Review at Süddeutsche Zeitung

Release, Talk and Exibition of “We Need to Talk, AI” at re:publica19

Berlin, 2019

Talk: We Need to Talk AI: Ein Einblick in die Entstehung des Comic Essays

at re:publica Berlin, 2019

Radio-Day “Artificial Intelligence”

at radioeins Berlin, 2019

Review at 1E9

München, 2019

Panel Event at Museum of Work, Hamburg: The Genuinely Human – Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

Colloquium on “Artistic Intelligence”

at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society Berlin, 2019

Meet-Up at Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Stifterverband

Berlin 2019