Dr Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer in Digital Society at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. She came to London in 2009 to work as the technology reporter of The Guardian. Her research explores how digital technology transforms knowledge and power. Her last book is Communication (meson press & University of Minnesota Press 2019), with Finn Brunton and Paula Bialski, which discusses how contemporary communication puts us not only in conversation with one another but also with our machinery. Before that, she published The Internet of Things (Polity 2018) written with Professor Graham Meikle.