Dr Mercedes Bunz
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Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London, where she teaches Journalism and writes about technology, digital media, and the public sphere. Her research explores digital media, technology and the transformation of journalism and the public sphere, the internet of things using the method of critical theory and philosophy of technology. Her last book was 'The Silent Revolution: How Algorithms Changed Knowledge, Work, Journalism, and Politics Without Making Too Much Noise' (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). Her next book with Graham Meikle is 'The Internet of Things'.
Mercedes has been the technology reporter of The Guardian, online editor-in-chief of the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, editor-in-chief of Berlin’s city magazine zitty, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the techno magazine DE:BUG – magazine for electronic aspects of life. She also has been the research director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University (2012-2014), and is member of the international research network Terracritica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities since 2012.
Mercedes Bunz teaches on the MA Multimedia Journalism, and lectures on the MA Social Media Culture and Society. She is interested in supervising research in the following areas: digital media and technology, media theory, journalism and the transformation of the public sphere, and philosophy of technology.
Mercedes' research focuses on technology and media and its implication for theory, media and art. Currently she is looking into the Internet of Things. Her last book is: The Silent Revolution. How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).