Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany. Green Party
Member of several Green Party Working Groups at federal and county level. Member of Bundestag, Die The Greens party list of Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1987. Member of Bundestag Committees on Research and Technology, Post and Telecommunications, and on Employment and Social Planning.
Systems analyst, IBM. Trained specialist for technical and scientific data processing, IBM. Work in the steel and computer industries.
Senior research officer for rationalisation, technology and co-determination, Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI, Institute of Economic and Social Service) Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB, German Trade Union Confederation), Düsseldorf, 1972-1987. Member of several committees, Gesellschaft für Informatik (Society for Computer Science). Member of Research Committee No.
10 Participation, Workers Control and Self-Management, International Sociological Association (ISA). Delegate member of Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW, Trade Union for Education and Science). Chairman, Working Group ‘Computer and Work’, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), 1980-1986.
Lecturer in computer science, University of Bremen, since 1982, visiting lecturer and staff lecturer in computer science and social science, Paris, Copenhagen, Bremen, Constance and other colleges. Vice chairman, Working Group ‘Computer and Work’, IFIP, since 1987.
- Computerization and Work: A Reader on Social Aspects of Computerization
- This reader contains contributions referring to one of the most urgent problems in systems design: the effects of computerization on human work and approaches to ameliorate systems design in order to create better conditions for living human work in a computerized world.
Over 200. Co-editor, Wissenschaft und Frieden. German correspondent Terminal (Paris).
Arbeiten ohne Sinn und Perspektive?, 3rd edition, 1986. Informationstechnologien und Zukunft der Arbeit, 1984, 3rd edition, 1986. Anders produzieren, anders arbeiten, anders Leben, 1986.
Coeditor, Systems Design For, With and By the Users, 1988. Computerization and Work, 1985.