Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito is Professor of Sociology at the University Bielefeld and at the University Modena and Reggio Emilia. Working in a systems theory framework, she studies problems of time in social systems, including memory and forgetting, probability, fashion and transience, fiction, and the use of time in finance. Her current research projects focus on a sociology of algorithms and specifically on forms and consequences of algorithmic prediction. Esposito’s recent publications include ‘Artificial Communication? The Production of Contingency by Algorithms’, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 46(4), 2017, pp. 249-265; ‘Algorithmic Memory and the Right to be Forgotten on the Web’, Big Data & Society, 4, 2017, pp. 1-11, and ‘Critique Without Crisis: Systems Theory as a Critical Sociology’, Thesis Eleven 143(1), 2017, pp. 18-27.