I am a research fellow at Mecs, Institute for advanced study on media cultures of computer simulation, a DFG Kollegforschergruppe at Leuphana University in Lüneburg. My project looks at the simulation and changing role of trust in blockchain systems.
Before, I was a Postdoc researcher at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, where I was contributing to the transdisciplinary research project “Complexity or Control? Paradigms for sustainable development“.
My main current research fields are social media, protest media and affective media. Current topics include the blockchain and social bots. Additionally, I am interested in media theory and continental philosophy, code studies, STS, governmental studies, and digital epistemology.
Please find my list of publications, talks and so forth here.
Additionally, I have much fun engaging with internet activism, now and then teaching security at workshops with activists for mobile media and computers in general, and mildly advocating free/libre open source software. In times of need, I change my hat and become a media activist, such as this occasion.
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