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Ingmar Mundt

Research Associate

Ingmar Mundt is a sociologist and researches the role of digital technologists (esp. predictive algorithms), data and knowledge in future and risk predictions. His research focuses in particular on the sociology of technology and knowledge, science and technology studies, as well as critical algorithms/data studies. In his PhD project, he is working on the emergence process of 'predictive knowledge' in the interaction of actors and predictive algorithms.

He studied Economics (B.A.) and Future Studies (M.A.) in Berlin and Sociology (M.Sc.) at the University of Edinburgh.  Previously, he was a research associate at the University of Passau, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, and at the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment in Berlin. He has been also a guest lecturer at the University of Konstanz, the University of Witten-Herdecke and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Group „Reorganization of Knowledge Practices

Committees and functions

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
  • European Asscociaton for the study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Doing Science and Technology Studies in and through Germany (stsing)

Fields of research

Predictive Algorithms, Prediction Cultures, Algorithmen zur Riskokalkulation oder strategischen Vorausschau von Zukunft, Anticipatory Action, Daten und Wissen im Kontext von Prädiktionen

Keywords on relevant topics:
Prädiktive Algorithmen, Critical Data Studies, Soziologie des Zukünftigen, Techniksoziologie, Sciene and Technolgy Studies



At the Weizenbaum Institute, he is a research associate in the project "New Data, New Knowledge? Infrastructures of Performance Evaluation in Science".


Social Media:

Twitter: @zukunftsheld



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