Nervous States: Democracy & the Decline of Reason is published in the US by Norton on 26th February. It’s been described as an “interdisciplinary masterpiece” in The New York Times Book Review. I’ll be discussing the book with Max Read of New York Magazine on 5th March at McNally Jackson, Brooklyn.
Interview about Nervous States with Alex Doherty for the Politics Theory Other podcast. This is the second part of an interview on the book. The first part is here.
Op-ed article in The New York Times, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Rise of Radical Incompetence.
Discussion of Facebook and the threat to democracy, with Jamie Bartlett and Monica Horton.
Interview with Dan Hind and Tom Mills, exploring Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the news agenda.
Discussion with James Butler and Eleanor Penny, broadcast 14th July 2017.
Interview recorded 13th July 2017.
The Rise of the Outsiders by Steve Richards, reviewed for Guardian Books
Talk given at CRASSH, Cambridge, 1st June (begins at 27 minutes)
Talk given to Goldsmiths MFA programme, 16th January 2017
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