Born in 1982 in Munich into a post-war-left-middle class

family, started my transition into a digital being with our

Amiga 500 when I was 8 years old. Met holocaust survivors

in high school, went to post DDR Marxist-Leninist conferences

(as a tourist), had a girlfriend with sever mental

illness. Was considered the 2nd best Warcraft 2 player in

Germany for a while. Just a normal childhood really.

Wild Times

English speaking Universities cost shitloads of money (this

was Pre-DSA revolution), and I only spoke German well

enough, so the only place abroad that made sense was ETH

Zurich. Studied Interdisciplinary science for a while, then

an exchange semester in Berlin to deep dive into evolutionary

game theory. Then left on a 14 months overland trip

across Asia, with plenty of poverty, environmental destruction

and meditation. Back at ETH, doing environmental

science with a focus on social science. I didn’t own shoes

for a year or two, and met my future wife shortly after

returning to Switzerland. Visual impressions are only available

after I met her, some of them here

First Blood

Moved to a 8-14 people share house with a separate UV lit

room just for electronic-parties. Took a Carbon Market job

just after the Copenhagen-Collapse of climate talks, and as

the prices kept crashing started a PhD at ETH on deforestation

payments in Tocantins, Brazil. Also spend a lot of time

in Maungu, Kenya.

The long march through the Institutions

Took a job at UNEP DTU in Copenhagen. Living in a tiny

house by the sea, I also started writing Liquid Reign at this

time. Allowed me to meet hundreds of governmental

workers an UN workers all over the place and attend a few

more COPs. Developed a skill for writing climate finance

proposals… Read Ayn Rand for the first time on a flight to

the board meeting of the Green Climate Fund. What a



Climate Finance follow-up contracts and my wife’s rockstar

career allowed me to retire from alienated work at age

35 in mid-2017. Yeahaaawww! Freedom! Nowadays, I only

do what I want. German-White-Male-Middle-Class privilege

is almost as good as a Universal Basic Income. Booksales

& Donations allow me to pay less privileged research

partners. I’m also trying to build a consortium and raise a

shit ton of money to build a proper laboratory for experimenting

with new forms of social organization.


Here is my current lab:

Scientific publications from the lab are here:

Moment-to-moment inspirations here:

And here is me pretending to be a normal person: