I am Julia Schneider aka Doc J Snyder, a Berlin-based comic author. I create tailor-made comic essays – often on complex topics at the intersection of society, economics, art, data and technology. Bridging the gap between intellect and intuition, I like to inspire people to form their own positions. For me, it’s also very much about making insights accessible – that’s why I use open licenses. The PhD I have is in economics (empirical microeconometric studies on the labor market) and I have worked for many years in academic economics and data science. (And for a shorter time as a professional curtain and draperies salesperson.)

Reach out if you, too, like to approach complex issues with creativity and respect – and if you’re bored with clichés. I really enjoy such company:
hello@docjsnyder.net or @docjsnyder on social media

Right now I am interested in:

>> Urheberrechte, oder: On the Shoulders of Giants – A Comic Essay about Copyrights, with Karina Filusch, Eric Eitel and Nele Konopka (2022, 3 p., in German)

>> The Non-Fungible Comic – A Comic Essay about Non-Fungible Tokens, with Noëlle Kröger (2022, 56 p., in English, exhibition and digital release at re:publica22, release in print at 1E9 conference)

>> The Big Third and the Blockchain – A Comic Essay, in Scribbles, inspired by Katrin Becker (2022, 12 p., in English)

>> AI 🐂💩 Bingo – A playful intervention for panels, keynotes and workshops on Artificial Intelligence, with Katrin Fritsch and Theresa Reimann-Dubbers (2022, 4 variations of cards, in English)

>> the Corona Scribbles, an ongoing comic column about life in times of Corona, on 1E9 magazine (launched in April 2020, 30 episodes so far, in German)

Check out my other works:::

>> We Need to Talk, AI – A Comic Essay on Artificial Intelligence, with Lena Kadriye Ziyal (2019, 56 p., in English, German (“KI, wir müssen reden – Ein Comic Essay über Künstliche Intelligenz”), Turkish, Spanish, Russian and Slovenian, and as open online course)

>> Money Matters – A Comic Essay about Money, with Pauline Cremer and Miriam Beblo (2021, 164 p., in German)

>> #teilenstattsplitten – ein Comic über das Ehegattensplitting – a Comic Essay about German Tax Splitting for Spouses, with Pauline Cremer, Miriam Beblo, Jutta Allmendinger, Janina Kugel and Monika Schnitzer (2021, 3 p., in German)

>> Abtreibung – ein Comic Essay, with Maren Burkhardt (2020, 2 p., in German)

As seen in:

“The Big Third and the Blockchain” – A Comic Essay

Sneak Release September 2022 Inspired by Katrin Becker

The Non-Fungible Comic as Oversized Exhibition

At re:publica and .txt, June 2022, Berlin

Release: Non-Fungible Comic – A Comic Essay on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Available on https://www.nonfungiblecomic.org, in English, 64 pages With Noëlle Kröger Berlin/Hamburg, June 2022

Interview with CCB Magazine

June 2022 On the release and content of our Non-Fungible Comic on NFTs. NFT – what is that actually? And what does it have in store for artists?

Interview with irights.org on self-publishing and Creative Commons

July 2022

Talk at txt_conference

After re:publica is before txt_conference: A talk about our experiences with #OpenAccess, #CCLicenses and #selfpublishing of #comic essays. #weneedtotalkai #moneymatters #nonfungiblecomic

Release and Exhibition of Non-Fungible Comic

With Noelle Kröger at re:publica 22, June 2022, Berlin "Trial and Error Space": Moderation: Eric Eitel

Exhibition of the Non-Fungible Comic

At the 1E9 #FestivalderZukunft, München, Juli 2022: The new comic essay by Noelle Kröger and me – classifiying #Web3 with a critical but also playful eye! And here's the comic: http://nonfungiblecomic.org

AI 🐂💩Bingo

Our favorite AI #sciencecomm phrases, as a playful intervention for conferences – for all under open license. #aibullshitbingo

Artist Talk on our Non-Fungible Comic

Our artist talk on the first "Non-Fungible #Comic" about #NFT at the Berlin artist bar and artistic research institution DAS KAPiTAL to watch. For those who prefer reading: http://nonfungiblecomic.org.

We Need to Talk, AI!

Guest article for Forbes (May 2022, in German)

Künstliche Intelligenz: Revolutionär oder nur gehyped?

Panel @Deutsches Museum

Collaboration: Campaign against joint tax deductions for married couples (“Ehegattensplitting”)

with Jutta Allmendinger, Janina Kugel und Monika Schnitzer

Yay! Money Matters became Book of the Month!

https://tredition.de/buchshop/buch-des-monats/

Release: Money Matters – A Comic Essay about Money

Cover Money Matters
Available on moneymatters.art, 164 pages, in German Together with Pauline Cremer and Miriam Beblo Berlin, 15.09.2021

Radio Interview

radioeins Interview
radioeins with Nancy Fischer, 13.09.2021, Berlin

TV Portrait

ZDF MIMA

TV Portrait

Portrait

in the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel March 2021

Internet Health Report 2020

Exhibition Human Sovereignty

Bratislava, Robota Center, 2020

Interview

Video screen of youtube interview with aksioma.org
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 weneedtotalk.ai 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
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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 netzpolitik.org

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