I’m Matthias Meller, Master candidate in Science & Technology Studies at the Technical University of Munich. Previously, I’ve been Entrepreneur in Residence at a financial technology startup, and graduated in Philosophy & Economics from Bayreuth, Vancouver and Bolzano. I write about how science and technology changes markets, policy, and society. (more)
Apr. 19, 2021
Joining the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge
For the next ten weeks I have the privilege to join the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge as a policy intern. CSaP is a special institution at Cambridge: it is not a think tank or an agenda-setting institute. Instead, it is a matchmaker in the best sense of it.
It fosters an exchange between policymakers from UK government or decision-makers from the third or private sector with academics from Cambridge, Oxford and beyond.
Mar. 20, 2021
The In-betweenness of Interdisciplinarity
I am often dreading introduction rounds. And it is far from that I am shy talking to people unfamiliar to me. It is more a faint feeling of knowing too little while claiming too much. That is, because after stating your name, these rounds always expect an ‘I am an …’-style sentence from you. But what are you supposed to answer when your expertise and disciplinary identity is home to many domains?
Mar. 19, 2021
This Website and the Web Framework Hugo
Welcome! I’ve created this website both as a personal writing space and repository for interesting things I come across during reading, research and work.
My graduate programme Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology at the Technical University of Munich critically analyses the central role of science and technology in our modern societies, the changes both bring about for our lives, and asks the questions for power and responsibility in these developments.
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