I am a media and cultural theorist, as well as an experimental writer, editor and publisher. I work at the nexus of digital culture, politics and technology. I am Professor of Media in the Institute of Creative Cultures at Coventry University, UK, where I am director of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures
(a disruptive iteration of the Centre for Disruptive Media
). I am also Visiting Researcher
in the Centre for Philosophical Technologies
at Arizona State University in the US.
I am author of A Stubborn Fury: How Writing Works in Elitist Britain
(Open Humanities Press, 2021), The Inhumanist Manifesto
(Techne Lab, 2017), Pirate Philosophy
(MIT Press, 2016), The Uberfication of the University
(Minnesota UP, 2016), Digitize This Book!
(Minnesota UP, 2008), and Culture in Bits
(Continuum, 2002). I am also co-author of Públicos Fantasma – La Naturaleza Política Del Libro – La Red
(Taller de Ediciones Económicas, 2016) and Open Education
(Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014), and co-editor of Experimenting
(Fordham UP, 2007) and New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory
(Edinburgh UP, 2006).
My current research interests include: class, inequality and digital capitalism; the afterlife of DH, new materialism & posthumanism; political ontology; transitional thinking; non-liberal and non-humanist forms of collaboration & commons; critical infrastructure; radical OA; piracy.