Dr Mercedes Bunz

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Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, where she studies the practice and theory of digital media and technology. 

Her field of expertise is in technology, digital media, and in the transformation of knowledge and in philosophy of technology. Her last book is 'The Internet of Things' (Polity Press 2017) co-authored with Graham Meikle, which raises urgent and critical questions regarding networked sensors, Artificial Intelligence and the agency of technology.

Mercedes has been the technology reporter of The Guardian before, and is member of the international research network Terracritica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities since 2012. She is also author of 'The Silent Revolution: How Algorithms Changed Knowledge, Work, Journalism, and Politics Without Making Too Much Noise' (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and co-edited Symptoms of the Planetary Conditions: A Critical Vocabulary (meson press 2016).

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 digital 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 Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector. 

Her last book is 'The Internet of Things' (Polity Press 2017) co-authored with Graham Meikle. She is also author of 'The Silent Revolution: How Algorithms Changed Knowledge, Work, Journalism, and Politics Without Making Too Much Noise' (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and co-edited Symptoms of the Planetary Conditions: A Critical Vocabulary (meson press 2016).

2017

The Internet of Things (2017)
Bunz, M. and Meikle, G. 2017. The Internet of Things. Cambridge Polity Press.
Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary (2017)
Bunz, M., Kaiser, B.M. and Thiele, K. (ed.) 2017. Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary. Lüneburg, Germany meson press.

2014

The Silent Revolution: How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise (2014)
Bunz, M. 2014. The Silent Revolution: How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise. Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

Die stille Revolution. Wie Algorithmen Wissen, Arbeit, Öffentlichkeit und Politik verändern, ohne dabei viel Lärm zu machen (2012)
Bunz, M. 2012. Die stille Revolution. Wie Algorithmen Wissen, Arbeit, Öffentlichkeit und Politik verändern, ohne dabei viel Lärm zu machen. Suhrkamp Verlag Gmbh.

2017

Artificial intelligence and the internet of things: opportunities and challenges for UK’s policy makers (2017)
Bunz, M. and Janciute, L. 2017. Artificial intelligence and the internet of things: opportunities and challenges for UK’s policy makers. London Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster.
Submission to House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017)
Bunz, M. 2017. Submission to House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence.

2012

What is Critique in the 21st century? A conversation about Terra Critica, the Interdisciplinary Network for Critical Humanities (2012)
Bunz, M., Kaiser, B.M. and Thiele, K. 2012. What is Critique in the 21st century? A conversation about Terra Critica, the Interdisciplinary Network for Critical Humanities. Terra Critica.

2017

Work (2017)
Bunz, M. 2017. Work. in: Bunz, M., Kaiser, B.M. and Thiele, K. (ed.) Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary Lüneburg meson press. pp. 245-249
Technology (2017)
Bunz, M. 2017. Technology. in: Bunz, M., Kaiser, B.M. and Thiele, K. (ed.) Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary Lüneburg meson press. pp. 191-197
Capital (2017)
Bunz, M. 2017. Capital. in: Bunz, M., Kaiser, B.M. and Thiele, K. (ed.) Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary Lüneburg meson press. pp. 31-36

2016

How To Speak the Truth on Social media: An Inquiry into Post-Dialectical Information Environments (2016)
Bunz, M. 2016. How To Speak the Truth on Social media: An Inquiry into Post-Dialectical Information Environments. in: Bruns, A., Enli, G., Skogerbo, E., Larsson, A.O. and Christensen, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics New York Routledge. pp. 137-150

2015

Things Are Not to Blame: Technical Agency and Thing Theory in the Age of Internet of Things (2015)
Bunz, M. 2015. Things Are Not to Blame: Technical Agency and Thing Theory in the Age of Internet of Things. in: Chun, W., Watkins Fisher, A. and Keenan, T. (ed.) New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader London Routledge. pp. 388-400
School Will Never End: On Infantilization in Digital Environments–Amplifying Empowerment or Propagating Stupidity? (2015)
Bunz, M. 2015. School Will Never End: On Infantilization in Digital Environments–Amplifying Empowerment or Propagating Stupidity? in: Berry David, M. and Dieter Michael (ed.) Postdigital Aesthetics: art, computation and design Basingstoke, New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 191-202

2013

The Power of Information: A Journey into the Faultlines of Globalization, Art, and Media (2013)
Bunz, M. 2013. The Power of Information: A Journey into the Faultlines of Globalization, Art, and Media. in: Diederichsen, D. and Franke, A. (ed.) The Whole Earth California and the Disappearance of the Outside Sternberg Press. pp. 172-176

2012

Facing Our New Monster: On Critique in the Era of Affirmation (2012)
Bunz, M. 2012. Facing Our New Monster: On Critique in the Era of Affirmation. Terra Critica: Re-visioning the Critical Task of the Humanities in a Globalized World. Utrecht University 07 Dec 2012

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