Timo Bühler

Welcome to my digital home. . .

Currently I’m a researcher in the project 'ICU4Covid' at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. Since 2018 I'm also a lecturer for different topics at the Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.

In 2021 I finished my Master's degree in Science-Technology-Society. Before all these things I finished my Bachelor degree in Business Information Management and worked four years at IBM in different job positions and countries.

I’m especially interested in the intersection of science, technology and society as well as in the topics healthcare, education and algorithms. Within my current studies I’m focusing primarily on the relation of time, its ubiquitous faces and information technologies. For my master thesis I'm thus doing research on 'habit tracking applications' and their developers.

In my leisure I love to code, read different forms of literature, and write poems and stories myself.

What I Do


I'm doing research in the area of Science and Technology Studies, primarily investigating the relation of information technologies and society. Currently I'm finishing my Master's thesis on the developers of smartphone apps in the area of self-tracking. Beyond this I'm a researcher on the project "ICU4Covid" which engages with telemedical technologies i the context of ICUs.


I'm teaching classes on the relation of (information) technologies and society. Thereby I especially work with students in the area of computer science and informatics.


As a political person I do engage in different projects and try to bring my expertise, especially with IT to the table to create a better world.


In my leisure I enjoy working on different book projects. I'm sure that one day you'll be able to read through them for yourself.

Must Reads


'Returning to Reims' by Didier Eribon

'The End of Eddy' by Edouard Louis

'History of Violence' by Edouard Louis

'Letter to D' by Andre Gorz

'A Diary Delayed' by Max Mannheimer

'The Circle' by Dave Eggers

'Humankind: A Hopeful History' by Rutger Bregman


'Die Abstiegsgesellschaft' von Oliver Nachtwey

'Einleitung in die Soziologie' von Theodor W. Adorno

'Die geheime Bibliothek von Daraya' von Delphine Minoui

'Die Dreigroschenoper' von Bertolt Brecht

'Der Wilde' von Guillermo Arriaga

'DAVE' von Raphaela Edelbauer


Learn more about me


October 2018 - July 2021
Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna

Master of Arts (MA) in Science-Technology-Society

October 2015 - July 2018
Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna

Bachelor's degree programme in Sociology (paused)

October 2012 - September 2015
Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Business Information Management

September 2004 - July 2012
Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium at Weil der Stadt


Work Experience

August 2021 - Today
betterNet e.U.

Founder at betterNet e.U.

Details: www.betternet.rocks

January 2021 - Today
Department of Science and Technology Studies at University of Vienna

Researcher in the project 'Cyber-Physical Intensive Care Medical System for Covid-19' (ICU4Covid)

Details: www.sts.univie.ac.at/en/research/current-research-projects/icu4covid/

February 2020 - April 2021
Climate Walk by the Wanderers of Changing Worlds

Finance, Website & IT

Details: www.climatewalk.eu

September 2019 - February 2021
Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Vienna

Teaching Assistant for 'Theory and History of Science'

September 2017 - August 2019
Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Vienna

Teaching Assistant for 'Basics of Social Science Methodology'

September 2017 - February 2018
Corporate Communications at University of Vienna

Social Media Editor

October 2016 - August 2017
Swing Kitchen in Vienna

Employee & Shift Supervisor

October 2015 - September 2016
IBM Austria in Vienna

Social Media Manager for Events & Data Analyst

September 2014 - September 2015
IBM Germany in Ehningen

Web & Social Media Manager

June 2014 - August 2014
IBM U.S. in New York

Corporate Citizenship Initiatives Assistant

October 2012 - May 2014
IBM Germany in Ehningen

Web & Social Media Manager

Teaching Experience

Starting in October 2022
Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart

Lecturer for 'Technological Innovations and their Social and Environmental Impacts'

The idea of technological innovation as the driver for wealth, well-being, and progress as well as the solution for social challenges has prevailed within the last decades in both business and politics. At the same time, we are currently witnessing rising inequalities in terms of access to technologies; we are confronted with a growing polarization between and within societies across the globe; and we are experiencing the devastating effects of climate change. To shed a light on the interconnectedness of technological innovations and their social as well as environmental implications, this course will zoom in on five topical case studies: Autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, brain-computer-interfaces, drones, and (anti?)social networks.

Rooted in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), this course will enable its participants to understand the complex interlockings between technological innovations, societal developments, and environmental effects. By bringing together concepts, methods, and insights from STS with topical examples, this course aims to sensitize its participants for the diverse challenges that future global decision makers need to consider beyond questions of established management practices. To do so, this course will provide necessary topical inputs, examine various perspectives on current global challenges, and foster discussion among the participants.

September 2019 - Today
Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart

Lecturer for 'Technology Assessment'

This lecture focuses on the topic and method of "technology assessment". Based on specific case studies I want to enable students to think about the implications of new technologies for societies.

July 2018 - July 2021
Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart

Lecturer for 'Society and Information Technology'

This lecture deals with the intersection of society and information technology. Based on the Actor-Network-Theory and the idea of Co-Production students learn about the challenges that are topical in this area (ethical, social and political questions). Different foci topics are set every semester: Big Data, Algorithms, Self-Driving Cars and Technological Impact Assessment.


Check out my projects
Lernnetz Datenbank

Lernnetz Datenbank

Web development


Web development
Climate Walk by the Wanderers of Changing Worlds

Climate Walk by the Wanderers of Changing Worlds

Web design


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