Ariana Dongus is a media scholar, journalist and teacher based in Berlin and Karlsruhe. In exploring the intersection of biometrics, colonial pasts, new forms of work, and machine intelligence, she contributes to a critique of today’s digital economies. Her recent publications include journalistic reports and essays. She is a PhD candidate at Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe where she also works as a lecturer. At HfG, she coordinates KIM, a research group for critical studies in machine intelligence.