Wenzel Mehnert works as a research assistant at the University of the Arts in Berlin. His research is focused around the intersection between Speculative Fictions (e.g. Science-Fiction Literature, Speculative Design, Design Fictions, Speculative Performances) and the assessment of New and Emerging Science and Technologies (e.g. A.I., SynBio, Internet of Things, etc.). Besides researching the topic, he also teaches Design Fiction and speculates in different artistic projects about possible societies of the future – beyond the beaten tracks of well-known utopian and dystopian narratives.