• Visionary researcher exploring the potential of technology with publications in English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Chinese
• Energetic, experienced and generally optimistic digital thinker
• Motivating managing editor experienced in print and online journalism
• Lively international conference speaker
TEDx: How algorithms change our society or what can we expect from the Internet of Things?
Published Work – Books
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
October 2012 Director of the Hybrid Publishing Research Team focusing on Open Access and academic publishing at the University Leuphana
October 2011 Fellow of the Centre for the Humanities, University Utrecht & the Impakt Festival
September 2009 Reporter for Technology and Media, The Guardian
March 2007 – August 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.
May 2009 Guest Lecturer “Online Journalism”, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
February 2009 Guest Lecturer “Make Me Visible, Context-driven design process in Print and Online Journalism“, ZHDK, Zurich, Switzerland
March 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.
September 2005 Scholar Fulbright American Studies Institute, Washington, New York
“The Role of Media in American Society”
January 2004 Post Graduate Program “Transnational Media Events”, Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, Germany
April 2003 Lectureship at the Bauhaus University Weimar, ”On authorship, repeatability, and the dangerous moment of the copy.”
July 1997-January 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