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ABOUT

I am a creative practitioner and researcher in the digital humanities. I am interested in the intersection of culture, technology, and economics, working with imperfect tools in imperfect conditions toward a future which is socially and economically just, ecologically sustainable, and existentially surprising. The heart of my work is working with others, and I'm always open to hearing from potential collaborators, from any background.

POSITIONS | PUBLICATIONS | CONTACT

 

RESEARCH STRANDS

 

DATA

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AUTOMATION AND ALGORITHMICITY

THE LUDIC

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CRITICAL DESIGN FICTION

WELLBEING ECONOMY

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POSITIONS

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Since 2018

Research Fellow in Critical and Cultural Theory in the Sussex Humanities Lab (School of Media, Film, and Music)

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

2017-2018

Research Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Project Title: "Speculative Fiction, Speculative Finance, and the Economic Humanities")

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

2016-2017

Writer-in-Residence

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

2016-2017

Teaching Fellow in English Literature and Creative Writing

BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

Since 2016

Associate Lecturer in English Literature

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

2013-2016

PhD ("Moneykins: Using Speculative Fiction to Re-Imagine Finance") and Associate Tutor in English and Creative Writing

SEA++

Since 2018

STEM collaborations, offering consultancy on communication, ethics, data visualisation, and critical data studies

BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION

Since 2017

Vector editor

 

PUBLICATIONS

Selected Publications

ESSAYS

In Press / In Preparation

  • With Liz Stainforth: ‘Computing Utopia: the Horizons of Computational Economies in History and Science Fiction’ in Science Fiction Studies. Peer-reviewed article, forthcoming 2019.

  • With Ian Davidson: ‘Political Poetry’: The Blackwell Companion to British and Irish Poetry, ed. David Malcom and Wolfgang Görtschacher. Chapter, forthcoming 2020.

  • ‘Strange Entrepreneurs and Credit in Cory Doctorow’s Fiction.' Foundation. Peer-reviewed article, forthcoming 2020.

EDITORIAL

  • With Polina Levontin: Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association (2017-)

  • With Ed Luker: Poetry and Work: Work in Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Poetry (Palgrave, June 2019)

  • With Ed Luker: special issue of The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry on the theme of secrecy (Glyphi, June 2018)

  • With Samantha Walton: special issue of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism on ecology and crime fiction (ASLE-UK, September 2018)

  • With Joe Luna: On the Late Poetry of J.H. Prynne (Hi Zero 2015)

Peer review

Journal of General Artificial Intelligence, Textual Pratice; Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research; MOSF Journal of Science Fiction; Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

CREATIVE

 

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