Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London, where she teaches Multimedia Journalism and Social Media, and writes about technology, digital media, and the public sphere. Her research explores digital media and the transformation of journalism, social media and the transformation of the public sphere, the internet of things, political economy of media and communication, critical theory and last but not least 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).
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.