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I am Hendrik and currently a PhD-student at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) at Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden. Welcome to my personal website, where I keep you updated on all matters personal and occupational.

A sociologist and historian by training, I also know my ways around political theory and political economy. I work a lot with Machine Learning-based analysis and I am an experienced Open Source software developer. I like to bridge the gap between social scientific research and modern computer science. If you would like to connect, the best place would be on Twitter!

Most Recent Article

Telemetry, Data Privacy, and Zettlr (July 23rd, 2021)

A few days ago, a scandal erupted in the Open Source Community: After being acquired by the Muse group, the free audio editor Audacity was supposed to receive an update that would include telemetry in the app. And users didn't like that. So today I want to talk about telemetry, what it is, and how the Audacity debacle prompted me to finally purge any form of data transmission from Zettlr myself.