The Metapolitics of Algorithmic Politics

This is one of the things I’m working through right now – and in many ways pulling together the disparate threads of thinking others have been doing regarding algorithm, politics and media. I’ll be presenting on this topic at the ICA 2016¬†preconference ‘Algorithms, Automation and Politics’, organised by the folks at Political Bots. From data-mined…

The Data-Driven Life

This piece was presented at the conference¬†Digital Existence: Memory, Meaning, Vulnerability in October 2015, under the title “The Data-Driven Life: Existential Correlates of Knowing in the Surveillance Society”. The boilerplate caveat: most of it is preliminary thoughts in an ongoing project. After years of rumbling in the backstage, online surveillance had its breakout moment in…

About Untimely.

Untimely. is an anachronistic archive. Most straightforwardly, it offers reading notes on works of philosophy and critical theory – useful for teaching, individual reading, and quotation hunting. It also comments on things and events, plucked from all sorts of times. The ‘Stazi problem’ in Eastern Germany and the Snowden Affair. Kafka’s Das Urteil and the…