I’m a freelance writer with a focus on information technology, especially robotics, artificial intelligence, human-machine interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, health technology, mobile computing, automation, video games, security and defense technology, psychology and digital arts.
My articles are published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines, for example Technology Review, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Psychologie Heute („Psychology Today), t3n, Computer Bild Spiele, brand eins, Neue Zuercher Zeitung am Sonntag, Spiegel Online, 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 article „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.
From 2014 to 2017 I have been a member of the Advisory Board of the European research initiative BNCI Horizon 2020 – The Future of Brain/Neural Computer Interaction. In 2018 I wrote the expertise for the permanent robot exhibition in the National Museum of Switzerland in Zuerich.
I’m also author of several books. The first is the SPIEGEL bestseller „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 our everyday life before the internet changed it. My second book is the non-fiction book „1978“ about consumer technology of that year. My third book will be about the influence of robotics and artificial intelligence on medicine. It will be published in 2019.
Currently I write a blog about artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Before that, Robotergesetze (Laws of Robotics) has been my blog about robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, video games and digital arts. 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.