meson press is a cooperative that publishes experimental, innovative, multi-format open access books. It was initiated and is currently run by Mercedes Bunz, Marcus Burkhardt and Andreas Kirchner, and grew out of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Mercedes Bunz

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.

Marcus Burkhardt

Marcus Burkhardt is a postdoc at the University of Siegen where he researches transformations of digital media and their impact on our cultures. His academic background is in media studies, philosophy and computer science. He conducted his Ph.D. in the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig-University Giessen on the media history and theory of digital databases. Besides exploring the potentials of Open Access book publishing in the humanities his research focuses on the transformations of knowledge in the age of Big Data and on algorithmic environments. His research areas and interests comprise History and Theory of Digital Media, especially Logi(sti)cs of Database Technologies, Big Data, and Algorithmic Environments; Media of Knowledge Production and Dissemination; Media Philosophy; Media Theory.

Andreas Kirchner

Andreas Kirchner is a member of the Team Open Science at the University of Konstanz. He studied media studies, literary studies, political science, and sociology in Mainz and Marburg. In 2008, he was DAAD fellow at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. As cofounder of the Büchner press he is active in developing new publishing models and formats for the humanities and social sciences since 2008. He is coeditor of various books on film aesthetics and camerawork and is currently doing his PhD on visual conceptions of Lars von Trier’s digital cinema.