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Dr Mercedes Bunz
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Dr Mercedes Bunz

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Professor of Digital Culture and Society

Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Humanities.

Research subject areas

  • Digital

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Mercedes is Senior Lecturer in Digital Society and Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. Her research explores how digital technology transforms knowledge and with it power. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities Terra Critica and co-founder of the Creative AI lab, a collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery.

Research Interest and PhD Supervision

  • Digital transformation of knowledge
  • Politics of technology, digital society
  • Artificial Intelligence, smart technology
  • Interface studies
  • History and theory of digital technology
  • Philosophy of technology
  • The role of art for the digital
  • Also digital healthcare

Mercedes welcomes PhD applications related to the above. For more details, please see her full research profile.


Mercedes teaches across a broad range of issues in digital culture and society from artificial intelligence interface studies to the politics of digital technology.

Selected Publications

  • 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:
  • 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.