I’m an artist, writer, and researcher, whose practice spans performance, multi-media installation, investigative research projects, and text.
My work focuses the presence and politics of large-scale technologies, complex systems, and heavy industry. Much of what I do is driven by frustration and fascination around technological exceptionalism and determinism; what is seen as deviant and what is seen as mundane; how history plays out in technological systems; and where narratives, rhetoric, and storytelling grind up against material practice.
I am currently Reader in Systems and Deviance at the Design School, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London; where I’m also co-founder and lead of Supra Systems Studio. Before moving into art and design, I was trained in anthropology of technology and industrial economics.
My installation and performance work has been shown at TAC Eindhoven, The Design Museum (London), HeK Basel, Auto Italia South East (London), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), STUK (Leuven), London Design Festival, Vienna Biennale, Brighton Digital Festival, V&A Museum, Milton Keynes International Festival, and Future Flux Festival (Rotterdam). I’ve held residencies at at Lighthouse Arts (Brighton), Autodesk Pier 9 (San Francisco), RAMLAB (Port of Rotterdam), and Somerset House Studios (London).
My essays, journalism, and fiction have been published by The Atlantic, The Guardian, Harvard Design Magazine, HOLO Magazine, and the V&A Museum; and as peer-reviewed articles in journals including Sexualities, Science as Culture, Journal of Homosexuality, and Journal of Economic Geography. My first book, on how stigma shapes the dynamics of the adult entertainment industry, is published with Routledge. My second book, on complex systems, is forthcoming with Verso in 2021.
I was a co-founder and director of research studio Strange Telemetry. My PhD in Science and Technology Studies was awarded by SPRU, University of Sussex.
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Full CV available on request.