I am a theorist and speaker on digital technology and society. Currently, I am working at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society leading the AI & Society Lab and a research group focussed on the development of AI in the public interest, funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
Mit Open Mind und Open Source
Interview mit mir von Patricia Leu für den Prototype Fund. Theresa, du leitest die Forschungsgruppe “Public Interest AI” am Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft. Was genau ist euer Ziel? Unser übergeordnetes Ziel ist es, ein Verständnis für das Konzept Gemeinwohl zu erarbeiten und dieses dann in den Prozess der Entwicklung von Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) zu übersetzen.
The Otherwise Network
I am proud to be a founding member of the Otherwise Network – a transdisciplinary collective of people working on issues around tech and society. We started working together during 2018 and decided to create a closer connection to pursue projects together, create events and foster a debate about technology, that leaves the mainstream tracks
TRUTH, FICTION AND BELIEF IN SECULAR TIMES
These are some thoughts I presented at a Panel in Berlin called „Truth, Fiction and Belief in Secular Times“. John D. Caputo „ The more we learn, the more mysterious we learn we are. We are the ones who wonder where we are going, travellers all – and always, homo viator, always under way. We
Thoughts on empathy between humans and the machine. A couple years ago, I watched the movie „Her“ with my partner at that time. It started an argument. He found the thought of an artificial girlfriend (assumed that technology advanced in their performance) generally acceptable. The idea of a robotic partner triggered a deep intuitive resistance
Thinking and autonomy in the digital age.
I am looking forward to an event I was invited to speak at in October. Christian Uhle, the curator of this talk, has brought to live the very interesting ininitiatve Philosophie im Wandel which I am happy to be a part of. Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen, Humboldt University Berlin, and I will have a conversation
Talking with Chealsea Manning
Talking with Chealsea Manning at re:publica 2018 This interview was definitley the most moving one in my life so far. Writing and researching for years about digital forms of civil disobedience couldn’t be rewarded better in meeting this amazing person. The most astonishing thing about her was her humble and vulnerable appearance that reconciled her
Reload Disobedience. Download my full PhD here
In 2017 I received my PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin in media studies for my dissertation „Reload Disobedience“ on digital forms of civil disobedience. You can download the full document (in German), here for free. In the publication section you can find several papers ins English that give you an impression of my