On 10th February, I will give one of the LRB Winter Lectures at Conway Hall on the topic of ‘The Reaction Economy’. Tickets can be purchased here, and the whole lecture series is detailed here.
‘Peter Thiel: Big Tech’s dark prophet’
I reviewed Max Chafkin’s book on Peter Thiel, The Contrarian, for The New Statesman
New journal article
‘Anti-equivalence: pragmatics of post-liberal dispute’ , looking at the fractious and warlike character of contemporary political discourse, is now published online by European Journal of Social Theory.
What’s wrong with WhatsApp?
Guardian Long Read on how closed groups are unsettling politics and public life.
‘Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more?’
Long Read published in the Guardian, on the ‘bias’ wars that now dominate our public sphere, and the challenge posed by ‘big data’ to the traditional media.
‘The Political Economy of Pulse’
I have a new paper published in the open access journal, Ephemera, on pulse-rate, wearable technology, real-time data and managerial efforts to ‘govern by rhythm’.
Review of The Twittering Machine
I reviewed Richard Seymour’s The Twittering Machine for the Guardian.