I’m a freelance writer with a focus on information technology and its impact on our everyday life. I write about trends in engineering and information technology, especially robotics, artificial intelligence, human-machine interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, mobile computing, automation, video games, security, defense technology, media psychology and digital arts.
My articles are published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines, for example Technology Review, brand eins, Neue Zuercher Zeitung am Sonntag, Spiegel Online, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Zeit Online and others. I’m a member of the German Journalists Association.
In 2013 my story „Vertrau mir!“ („Trust me!“) about social robots has been nominated for the German Price for Innovation Journalism. My text „Ich denke, also steuere ich“ („I think, therefore I control“) has been shortlisted for the journalism award „PUNKT“ in 2014 by the German Academy of Science and Engineering.
I’m also the author of the Spiegel bestseller book „Als wir zum Surfen noch ans Meer gefahren sind. Unser Leben vor dem Internet“ (engl. „When We Still Drove to the Beach to Go Surfing. Our Life before the Internet“). It is a collection of humorous short stories about everyday life before the internet changed it.
Robotergesetze (Law of Robotics) was my technology blog about robots, artificial intelligence, internet and computer culture. The project started as part of the SciLogs community, a blog community hosted by Spektrum der Wissenschaft / Nature Publishing Group. The blog has been nominated for the SciLogs award 2013.
Since January 2014 I’m a member of the Advisory Board of the European research initiative BNCI Horizon 2020 – The Future of Brain/Neural Computer Interaction.