Mercedes Bunz is a Dr. phil. and lives in London. She can be followed at twitter.com/mrsbunz. Among other things, she does the following:
• She writes about digital media and philosophy of technology.
• She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and Joint-Course Leader MA Multimedia Journalism with Steve Hill.
• She is is co-founder of meson.press, and is curious about digital publishing and #openaccess.
• She is currently writing a book about the internet of things and sensing networks with Graham Meikle.
Die stille Revolution: Wie Algorithmen Wissen, Arbeit, Öffentlichkeit und Politik verändern, ohne dabei viel Lärm zu machen, Berlin, Suhrkamp Verlag 2012.
Vom Speichern zum Verteilen. Die Geschichte des Internet. [From Storage to Distribution: The History of the Internet] Monographie. Berlin, Kadmos Verlag 2008. (At amazon.de)
Animated in a beautiful short film by Melih Bilgil.
La utopía de la copia. El pop como irritació
[The Utopia of the copy. Pop and Irritation. Essays] Ensayos. Buenos Aires, Interzona 2008
2014-to date Senior Lecturer digital media and journalism, University of Westminster.
2012 Director of the Hybrid Publishing Research Team focusing on Open Access and academic publishing at the University Leuphana, Lecturer in Cultural & Media Studies
2012 Affiliated Researcher Media Studies, Institute for History & Culture, University of Utrecht
2011 Fellow of the Centre for the Humanities, University Utrecht & the Impakt Festival
2006 Postdoctoral Researcher, DFG Program “Archive, Power, Knowledge – On Historic Organising, Controlling and Destroying of Knowledge Domains”, History Department University of Bielefeld, Germany
2007-2009 Lecturer Media Studies, “Online Journalism”, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
2005 Scholar Fulbright American Studies Institute, Washington, New York “The Role of Media in American Society”
2004 Post Graduate Program “Transnational Media Events”, Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, Germany
April 2003 Adjunct Professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar, “On authorship and the dangerous moment of the copy”.
2009-2010 Reporter for Technology and Media, The Guardian
2007–2009 Editor-in-Chief Online Der Tagesspiegel, Holtzbrinck Verlag
Leading a team up to 20 editors. Developing new forms of interactive journalism. Supervising relaunch of website and fine-tuning. Integration and motivation of print editors. Representation of the brand. Defending good-humored online journalism. Consultation for hybrid-content, spreadability and future development.Online editor-in-chief, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin (Holtzbrinck Group)
2006 Editor-in-chief zitty, Das Hauptstadtmagazin, Holtzbrinck Verlag
zitty, the oldest and best-known Berlin city-guide magazine, published fortnightly. Led a team of 15 editors, developing new formats within the magazine. Wrote and commented urban life, pop and social issues. Relaunch of the website and data-base.
1997-2001 Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief de:bug, Magazine for Electronic Culture
Conception of a monthly magazine about electronic music and digital culture. Co-led a team of 7 editors. Managed chaos successfully and with some humor. Representation of the brand.
2005 PhD. “From Storage to Distribution. On the history of the Internet”
Faculty of Media Studies, Bauhaus University Weimar. Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Scholarship.
1999 Academic Studies of Philosophy and Art-History
Freie Universität Berlin
1991 A-level, Celtis-Gymnasium
Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany