I am a political scientist interested in how information, communication, and ideology distort and pacify political life. I am also interested in radical theory and philosophy. I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Southampton, where I teach on research methods and the politics of media.
Can we use social science to generate massive, system-level transformations of political and economic insitutions as currently atomized individuals in dying democracies? I avoid activism but I am interested in relationships.
I also regularly concoct autonomous creative projects of highly variable quality. For a few years I worked under the pseudonym Barclay Shields. I maintain a little irregular newsletter called The Art and Science of Overthrowing All Currently Existing Institutions. I also run a podcast called Other Life.
The real motivation of respectable progressivism is managing guilty conscience and conserving bourgeois privileges; how to theorize the Cathedral from the revolutionary left; understanding the suicide bombing of anti-intellectual intellectuals. Read More ›