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 roll with a UK group called Plan C, a new-school revolutionary organization re-thinking the activist tradition.
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.
I am not a monarchist, but I do think the Reformation was a disaster. Read More ›