Mareike Bauer

Mareike Bauer is a PhD researcher at the European New School of Digital Studies / European University Viadriana Frankfurt (Oder). Her research focusses on anti-feminism in the digital public sphere. She studied Social Science at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Malte Bergmann

Malte Bergmann is social scientist, design researcher and sound enthusiast. His research interests is on understanding community formations in todays complex and divers urbanity and to co-develop possible bottom up development trajectories.

Marcel Broersma

Marcel Broersma is full professor and director of the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen. He is one of the coordinators of the national VSNU Digital Society research program and director the Dutch Research School for Media Studies (RMeS). His research focuses on the interface between the digital transformation of journalism, social media, changing media use, and digital literacy and inclusion. Broersma received numerous grants for his research and his work is published widely.

Astrid Carolus

Astrid is a media psychologist working as an assistant professor at the University of Würzburg. In her teaching and her research, she focuses on humans interacting with digital technology – particularly on AI-based systems. From a psychological perspective, she analyses and develops human- technology interactions, conditions for successful use, and measures to promote digital literacy.

Astrid is a certified coder in Facial Action Coding System (FACS) to analyze facial expressions and works as a freelance business consultant and coach.

Gemma Copeland

Gemma Copeland has led digital design projects at studios in Australia, The Netherlands and the UK. Over the past ten years she has worked on a broad spectrum of projects – from identities and campaigns to websites, interactive data visualisations and exhibitions – for a range of international clients. In 2019, she helped establish the Designers + Cultural Workers branch of the grassroots trade union United Voices of the World, which aims to bring together precarious workers across a wide range of creative sectors. From 2018–2019, she was part of Evening Class, a design collective that conducts research, organises workshops and events, and works in collaboration with activist groups.

Christel De Maeyer

Christel De Maeyer is a lecturer and researcher at Artevelde University College of Applied Science (Belgium) and a PhD candidate at TU/e, at User Centred Engineering Group, Department Future Everyday, Netherlands.

De Maeyer’s PhD research brings an expert’ and user’ perspective on Digital Twins in healthcare. Speculative design and the promise of this emerging technology in the domain of (preventive) healthcare.

Claude Draude

Claude Draude is professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kassel, Germany. She works with approaches from intersectional feminist STS, new materialism, arts and design in computing.


Eran Fisher

Eran Fisher is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, the Open University of Israel. He studies technology and society, with a special interest in digital media, digital work and capitalism, big data and algorithms, and media history. His books include Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age (Palgrave, 2010), Internet and Emotions (Routledge 2014, co-edited with Tova Benski), and Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age (Palgrave 2015, co-edited with Christian Fuchs), and Algorithms and Subjectivity: The Subversion of Critical Knowledge (Routledge, 2022).

Carlos Franzreb

Carlos Franzreb is a student assistant at the Weizenbaum Institute and at Fraunhofer FOKUS. He is part of the research group “Digitization of Scientific Value Creation” at the Weizenbaum Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Currently, he finishes his Master’s degree in Computer Science at TU Berlin.

Friederike Fröbel

Friederike Fröbel is a researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. She is an engineer for clothing technology/confection (B.Sc.) and holds a master’s degree in media computer science. For several years she has been teaching and working on projects on emerging technologies, as well as low-cost hardware and FLOS software in the field of human-computer interaction.

Ariel Guersenzvaig

Ariel Guersenzvaig, PhD, is a design and technology ethicist and a professor of design at ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. He researches the ethical impact of machine intelligence on society, and the ethics of professional design activity. His work has been published in several edited scholarly volumes as well in journals such as ACM Interactions, AI&Society, Journal of Design Research, and IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. His book ‘The Goods of Design: Professional Ethics for Designers’ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), was reviewed as ‘Essential’ by Choice Magazine.

Maximilian Heimstädt

Dr. Maximilian Heimstädt is research group lead of the research group “Reorganizing Knowledge Practices” at the Weizenbaum Institute. In his research he is interested in “openness” as a practice and design principle of organizations. At the Weizenbaum Institute he is researching new forms of work and organization in science, often referred to as “Open Science”.

Jana Heinz

Jana Heinz studied German as a Foreign Language & English-American Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena from 1990 to 1996, with stays abroad at the University in Nanterre-Paris in France and at Oxford Brooks University in the UK. From 2002 to 2006, she completed her doctorate at the Chair of General and Theoretical Sociology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. After having held academic positions at various chairs, such as in empirical educational research, sociology and sociology of science in Jena and at the Technical University of Munich, she habilitated in October 2019 on the topic: “Non-simultaneous modernisation strategies in sducational systems – Between sigid structures and sctivated subjects”. Since then, she has been conducting research, teaching as an adjunct professor at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology and leading the joint project “Digital Equity” at the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V.) in Munich.

Her research and teaching focuses on the transformation of educational institutions, digitalisation and educational justice.

Christian Herzog

Herzog is a transdisciplinary researcher, with a Ph.D. from Hamburg University of Technology. Since 2015, he is with the University of Lübeck, where he shifted his research focus towards the ethics of innovative technologies. He has received an M.A. in Applied and Professional Ethics from the University of Leeds in 2020. His interests include the ethics, societal implications and epistemology of digitalized healthcare and public administration as well as the didactics of engineering ethics.

Milou Jansen

Milou Jansen is the Coordinator of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights and Head of Digital Rights & Ethics at the City of Amsterdam, where she coordinates the structural implementation of a people-centred approach to city digitalisation. 

She has an international background in Policy and Innovation as well as in Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society.

Aisha P.L. Kadiri

Aisha P.L. Kadiri is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Her doctoral thesis analyzes digital colonialism and the power of big tech in the international political system, with a particular focus on the epistemological and ontological elements. In a recent publication, Aisha explored the intersection of Afrofuturism and data protection, and currently, she is working on moral social epistemology and Akan philosophy of personhood.

Hagit Keysar

Hagit Keysar is a researcher and activist, working and teaching in the fields of science and technology studies, critical geography and urbanism. Her research and creative work focuses on the political potentials of community-driven science and technology for articulating rights in situations of conflict and colonisation. She has been a research fellow at the Weizenbaum institute (2019) with the Digital Sovereignty group and a postdoc fellow of the Minerva Stiftung (2019-2021) in Berlin’s Natural History Museum. With researchers at the Humanities of Nature department in the museum she has been investigating the politics of mass digitization of Natural History collections.

Stephan Kreutzer

Stephan Kreutzer is a Principal Consultant at Technopolis Group. He has more than 11 years of experience in public policy advisory services with a focus on research and innovation, entrepreneurship and access to finance, digital transformation, and international cooperation. Stephan regularly works with the European Commission, the Federal Government of Germany, and other public sector clients on evaluations and impact assessments of policies.

Stephan holds an M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.

Anne K. Krüger

Anne K. Krüger is a sociologist working on digitalization and evaluation in science and higher education. She received her Dr.phil. from Humboldt University Berlin and is currently leading the project “New data, new knowledge? Infrastructures in academic performance measurement” at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in collaboration with the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies. She recently published her book “Soziologie des Wertens und Bewertens” with utb/transcript publishers.

Kit Kuksenok

Kit Kuksenok, PhD is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher working at the intersection of technology, society, and the body. They use participatory design methods, experimental pedagogy, and data analytics to explore how the unseen internal bodily landscape is rendered understandable. Within the School of Commons, they investigate community data practices through online participatory performance. The content for this workshop builds on courses taught at Berlin’s School of Machines.

Raffaela Kunz

Dr. Raffaela Kunz is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and an Internet and Society Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Daniel Lambach

Daniel Lambach holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne. He is currently a Heisenberg Fellow at the Research Centre Normative Orders (Goethe University Frankfurt) and a /Privatdozent/ at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen. His recent publications include /Narratives of Digital Sovereignty in German Political Discourse/ (Governance, 2022, with Kai Oppermann) and /The Territorialization of Cyberspace/ (International Studies Review, 2020).

Carina Lange

Carina Lange is an independent consultant and researcher in international development and based in Togo since 2017. She used to work in various functions at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). In her consultancy work she is amongst others contracted by the European Union, and is working pro bono with West African entrepreneurs and NGOs. Carina just started her dissertation. She uses design methods to shape digital transformation in vulnerable contexts, building on her experiences in Togo.

Lukas Lasota

Dr. Lucas Lasota is an international legal counsel with background in Contract and Technology Law. His experience involves research and work in the EU, Russia and Brazil. He works as Legal Researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin and as Legal Project Manager at the Free Software Foundation Europe.
His current research is focused on contemporary regulatory measures involving digital technologies and their impact on individual and collective rights, as well internet governance, telecommunications and international contract law. He also is a lecturer in the field of Civil, IT and Telecommunications Law.

Marc Erich Latoschik

Marc is heading the chair for Human-Computer Interaction of the University of Würzburg. He is a renowned researcher in the areas of interactive multimodal system, Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Marc has published more than 260 papers in his field and is an active member of the research community. His current research interest in Avatars and social VR is embedded in general questions of how we will we interact with current and future computing systems towards a positive technology.

Minha Lee

Minha Lee is an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)’s Industrial Design department. She explores how to design interactions with conversational agents like robots or chatbots as our moral mirrors for exploring moral emotions. Her PhD was at the TU/e’s Human-Technology Interaction and Philosophy & Ethics groups. She studied Human Centered Multimedia at University of Amsterdam, Philosophy at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and Digital Arts at Pratt Intitute.

Jörg Lehmann

Jörg Lehmann is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Romanistic Seminar at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany. He is currently working as a project coordinator in digital humanities projects. He has published on war literature and hate speech as well as on social network analysis and the quantitative analysis of texts. The contribution to the Weizenbaum Conference is a result of a research project conducted in 2021/2022 at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum.

Anna-Lena Lorenz

Anna-Lena Lorenz works as a community building manager for the Open Research Knowledge Graph developed at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.
Before joining TIB, she earned her PhD in theoretical physics at Bielefeld University, while also participating in a teaching project to increase academic literacy skills in new students.

Yann Martins

Yann Martins is a coder and artist currently working at the IXDM. He is developing agent-based models for the project Thinking Toys for Commoning, Self Organizing Maps for the Architectonic Radio Explorations and also working on his own Phd dissertation that looks at the ways in which capitalists mode of production and machine learning are re-enacting forms of inequity and discrimination. He also has pioneered a teaching programme at the Critical Media Lab that links technological education and cooking practices.

Silvia Maseiro

Silvia Masiero is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Oslo. She researches Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and is co-editor of COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society (Institute of Network Cultures, 2021), as well as author of over 20 papers published in discipline outlets.

Stefanie Milan

Stefania Milan ( is Professor of Critical Data Studies at University of Amsterdam, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. Her work explores the interplay between digital technology and data, political participation and governance, with focus on infrastructure and agency. 

Manuel Molina Vogelsang

Manuel Molina Vogelsang joined the Fraunhofer IMW as research fellow in the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit in 2016. Mr. Molina Vogelsang studied Area Studies focusing on political economy at the University of Cologne. Previously he has worked at the Hamburg-based business association Latin America and in the Department for International Business Development at the Fraunhofer headquarters. His research interest ranges from innovation systems and international R&D cooperation policies. Since 2015 he has lectured on innovation economics at the University of Leipzig.

Sabrina Petersohn

Sabrina Petersohn works as a researcher at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) and scientific advisor at the office of the German Commission for Research Information in Germany. Currently she is principal investigator of a research project investigating task profiles and competencies in IT-supported research reporting. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Jo Pierson

Jo Pierson, Ph.D., is Professor of Responsible Digitalisation in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. At the research centre SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology), he is in charge of the ‘Data, Privacy & Empowerment’ unit, and Principal Investigator in the ‘Digital and User-Centric Solutions’ unit of imec. He is also Professor at Hasselt University (Faculty School of Social Sciences – R4D Research on Digitalisation, Diversity & Democracy) and member of the Scholarly Review Committee and Legal Committee of the IAMCR.

Andreas Polk

Prof. Dr. Andreas Polk is Professor of Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin). He specializes in the analysis of markets, competition policy, and the economics of lobbying. He publishes in peer-reviewed journals, in public media, and gives lectures. He gained practical experience at the German Federal Cartel Office, for which he worked as a case handler and in the general policy department. Prof. Polk is a member of the advisory board of Transparency International Deutschland e.V.

Ana Pop Stefanija

Ana Pop Stefanija is a PhD researcher at imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium, as part of the ‘Data, Privacy & Empowerment’ unit. Her primary research interest is focused on enabling active human agency, autonomy and control when interacting with algorithmic and automated decision-making systems. Human-centered, her research investigates the requirements, challenges, and possibilities for embedding agency through affordances, by design and default.

Robin Preiß

Robin Preiß has a social science background with a particular focus on qualitative research methods. Currently he is doing his PhD at the Ethical Innovation Hub of the University of Lübeck. As part of the work, Robin participates in the research project Digital Sovereignty via E-Government (DigS-Gov). The aim of his research is to investigate ethical and social questions that emerge with technological changes and how these transformations affect our society.

Lutz Reiter

Lutz Reiter is a Berlin based creative technologist, coder and creator of curious things. In his works he deals with the intersection of the digital and the physical. He worked as a creative technologist, researcher, coder and ux designer in the fields of media arts, urban design, storytelling, social design and autonomous driving. Currently he is developing Augmented Reality Experiences at Studio NEEEU.

Livia Schaeffer Nonose

Livia Schaeffer Nonose has a background in International Relations and Globalization, Environment and Social Change. At the UN, she is a consultant on innovation and technology, and her work includes people-centered smart cities, digital rights and governance and challenge-driven innovation.

Sonja Schimmler

Dr. Sonja Schimmler is research group lead of the research group “Digitization of Scientific Value Creation” at the Weizenbaum Institute. She is also a project manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS and a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research interests range from data science to software engineering and human-centered computing. Currently, she has a special focus on Open Science and research data infrastructures.

Renke Siems

Renke Siems‘ professional background is in the social sciences and humanities. He worked in academic libraries for over twenty years and is currently seconded to the Ministry of Science. His work focuses on research data management and information infrastructures, digital transformation of scientific publishing, and user privacy.

Alexander Smit

Alexander Smit is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at Groningen University. His study is called ‘Informed Citizenship for All: Digital Literacy as Prerequisite for an Inclusive Society’. He focuses on the sub-target group of functionally illiterate and/or low-literate adults, and examines how they understand, conceptualize and practice digital literacies within their everyday lives, what aspects of contemporary digital literacy frameworks they experience as problematic and/or important in their civic and daily activities, how they understand and translate digital citizenship to their situated contexts, and how they experience digital exclusion and inequalities on a day-to-day basis.

Tomma Suki

Tomma Suki is a Designer based in Berlin who likes to engage with people, colors and imagination. She has a collaborative, utopia-oriented approach and believes that design has an important role when it comes to change stuff for the better. The Tools that she uses for her design practice are participatory workshops, physical objects and illustrations.

Laura Sūna

Laura Sūna is postdoctoral researcher in the research project “Digital Germany – Monitoring the population’s digital competence” at University of Siegen, Germany. Before that she was involved in the research project on emotions and affects in reality TV of the collaborative research centre Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin. She holds a PhD degree in communication studies from University of Bremen, Germany. Her research interests are: media literacy, migrant media use, identities and communities and the appropriation of popular culture.

Joëlle Swart

Joëlle Swart is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on changing patterns of news use and how users develop practices, norms and habits around news and journalism in digital environments. Her work has been published in various international journals, including Digital Journalism, New Media & Society and Media, Culture & Society.

Minha Lee

Minha Lee is an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)’s Industrial Design department. She explores how to design interactions with conversational agents like robots or chatbots as our moral mirrors for exploring moral emotions. Her PhD was at the TU/e’s Human-Technology Interaction and Philosophy & Ethics groups. She studied Human Centered Multimedia at University of Amsterdam, Philosophy at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and Digital Arts at Pratt Intitute.

Emiliano Treré

Emiliano Treré is a Reader in Data Agency and Media Ecologies at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. He is a widely cited author in digital activism and critical data studies with a focus on the Global South. He co-founded the ‘Big Data from the South’ Initiative and co-directs the Data Justice Lab. His book Hybrid Media Activism (Routledge, 2019) won the Outstanding Book Award of the ICA Interest Group ‘Activism, Communication and Social Justice’. 

Gilberto Vieira

Gilberto Vieira is co-founder of data_labe (, a media and research organization located in Favela da Maré – Rio de Janeiro. He holds a master’s degree in Culture and Territorialities (UFF), a PhD in Urban Management (PUCPR) and is researching the centrality of urban peripheries in the era of data coloniality.

Maximilian Voigt

Maximilian Voigt works for on open education and open hardware. There, he heads the Prototype Fund Hardware. As a member of the board of Verbund Offener Werkstätten, he is involved in decentralized production and learning venues. Maximilian studied engineering, journalism and philosophy of technology.

Daniel Wessolek

Dr. Daniel Wessolek is interaction designer and open hardware advocate. He works as consultant for EU Horizon projects, and for on creating a Prototype Fund for Hardware. Previously he has been post-doctoral fellow on Human Augmentation at SUTD.

Carolin Wienrich

Carolin is a professor of psychology for Intelligent and Interactive Systems and the co-leader of the XR-HUB at the University of Würzburg. She designs digital transformations at the intersection of psychology and computer science focusing on implications for human cognition, emotion, and behavior. Thereby, she explores the use of XR simulations for human-centered and holistic development and evaluation of AI systems, competencies, and digital interventions. Innovative teaching and learning formats to develop AI literacy are particularly important to her.

Alex Worrad-Andrews

Alex Worrad-Andrews is a software consultant with more than ten years of industry experience. He has worked as a senior software engineer in major startups in London, including YPlan, Beamly and Blinkbox Books. Moving into consultancy in the cooperative and tech for good space, he worked with tech cooperative Outlandish. Before joining Common Knowledge he was Director of Engineering at Lightful, a technology company powering social and environmental change. Here he was in charge of technical leadership, strategy and growth across an organisation of 60 people. Alex has worked as a communications, technology and political strategy advisor to a range of campaigns and organisations at different scales: from national level campaign strategy for political parties to grassroots anti-deportation campaigns.  He is a trained scrum coach.

Marcel Wrzesinski

Marcel Wrzesinski is Open Access Officer at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and head of the BMBF project “Scholar-led Plus“. He researches community based approaches to funding, supporting and governing independent open access journals.
As an editor of the community-driven “Open Gender Journal” and co-speaker of the focus group “” he focuses on professionalizing, sustaining and networking open access in smaller scientific fields.

Daniela Zetti

Daniela Zetti is a historian of technology and guest professor at the Technical University of Munich. With Ricky Wichum (ed.) 2022: Zur Geschichte des Digitalen Zeitalters,; with Paolo Bory (ed.) 2022: Digital Federalism, DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-4509-2.