- Data Privacy
- Intangible Goods
- Net Culture and Activism
- Online Discourse
- An Unsettling Question for Digital Capitalism 16.08.2019, originally published in ‘Aus Politik und Zeitgeschehen – Datenökonomie’, http://www.bpb.de/apuz/292339/eine-beun7uhigende-frage-an-den-digitalen-kapitalismus?p=all 07.06.2019.
- Digital Tailspin – Ten Rules for the Internet after Snowden, Amsterdam 2015.
- Digital Tribalism – The Real Story About Fake News, also published in Wolfang Tillmann: Wat is different? (Jahresring 64), Berlin 2017.
- The History of Digitalisation in Five Phases, 26.05.2019.
- What Is Platform Politics? Foundations of a New Form of Political Power, 31.01.2018, also published in: ‚Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft’ (SPW), P. 44 – 49. in December 2017.
Michael Seemann, born in 1977, studied applied cultural science at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. In 2010 he started the blog CTRL-Verlust, first at the German daily FAZ, later on his own, where he writes about the loss of control over data in the internet age.
His theories were published in the 2014 book Das Neue Spiel, Strategien für die Welt nach dem digitalen Kontrollverlust which was partly translated and published as Digital Tailspin – Ten Rules for the Internet after Snowden by the Institut for Network Cultures in Amsterdam.
He is the host of the podcast Planet B – Ideen für den Neuanfang, produced by the German podcast label viertausendhertz.de. His private blog is mspr0.de and together with Max von Webel he is podcasting on wir.muessenreden.de. He regularly writes for several German outlets, such as RollingStone, ZEIT Online, SPEX, SPIEGEL Online, c’t, and DU Magazin.
He is teaching serval seminars at the University of Cologne and the UDK in Berlin. In 2016 he was invited as expert on platform regulation to the German Bundestag. He gives talks on a regular basis to several topics such as whistleblowing, data privacy, copyright, internet culture, internet history and platforms. Since 2017 he sits on the board of the Grimme Forschungskolleg.