Me

This is me circa 1982.

Since then I’ve studied, practised and written about fine art, cultural studies, folklore, literature and, more recently, digital cultures. I have a PhD from the University of Leeds and have taught cultural studies, visual culture and digital cultures at Goldsmiths, Kingston University and currently Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

I spent several years working out of Bristol University with deep learning research and learning technology software systems. I am fairly evangelical about the utopian potentialities of tech whilst also being terrified by the inevitable prospect of the robots taking over, and waking up to find we really are living in a computer simulation.

I am a trustee for the offender rehabilitation charity Stretch, and write regularly on social issues for The Big Issue. I occasionally hold true-storytelling events, and most importantly was awarded a certificate in disco dancing in 1983: you can see the certificate here. Also, you can email me.

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