Dr Mercedes Bunz
Senior Lecturer in Digital Societies
Research interest and PhD supervision
- Digital transformation of knowledge
- Politics of technology, digital society
- Interface studies, smart technology and artificial intelligence
- Digitalisation of the public sphere, journalism and public services
- History and theory of digital technology
- Philosophy of technology
Mercedes welcomes PhD applications related to the above.
- Bialski, P. and F. Brunton and M. Bunz (2019) Communication, Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press.
- Bunz, M. and L. Janciute (2018) Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things: UK Policy Opportunities and Challenges. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book25
- Bunz, M. and G. Meikle, (2017) The Internet of Things, Cambridge, Polity Press.
- Bunz, M. (2016) “The Things Are Not to Blame: Technical Agency and Thing Theory in the Face of the Internet of Things”, New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. Chun, W. and A. Watkins Fisher (ed.), 388-400. New York: Routledge.
- Bunz, M. (2014) The Silent Revolution: How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Expertise and public engagement
Mercedes teaches across a broad range of issues in digital culture and society from interface studies to the politics of digital technology to digital journalism.
Mercedes is a lively public speaker and has been invited to speak on various occasions from the Design Museum London to BBC Radio 4’s Today Show.
Mercedes has given written and oral evidence to the House of Lord’s Select Committee of Artificial Intelligence. Her recommendations have been taken up by the Select Committee’s report ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’