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nervousdata is an alias, an online presence and a publishing space, set up 2017 by Jasmin Meerhoff.

Jelly Intelligence | Lumpen Poetics | Low Spec & Minor Tech | Free & Open Source Software | Media History

Jasmin Meerhoff

Pronouns: she/they | Location: Freiburg, Germany | Email: box [at]

Photograph of Jasmin Meerhoff, against a background overgrown with moss, weeds and other small green plants. She is wearing a pink shirt.


Jasmin Meerhoff, born in 1985, writes and produces prose, poetry and other works ― with a particular interest in the means of production of technology and its conditions of use. Her work encompasses a variety of formats such as concrete poetry, audio experiments, live coding performances and small computer programs.

She studied Media Culture at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany. From 2014-2018, she was a research associate at the Department Arts, Media, Philosophy at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She works as a lecturer in the field of Media and Technology Studies. Currently, she works for e-learning in healthcare (CCCF, Medical Center, University of Freiburg). Academic publications include a cultural and media history of User’s Manuals (Read me! Eine Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Bedienungsanleitung, Bielefeld: transcript 2011).

Experimental and computer-aided literary works appeared in/at edition taberna kritika, BuchBasel, ZiF Bielefeld, Piksel Festival Bergen, ZKM Karlsruhe, sync and TEXT+KRITIK.

Full CV on request.

→ List of academic work (German)