I am a philosopher, artist and teacher, writing about bits of matter and bits of data, with specific link to desire, memory, queer and cyber cultures and digital images. Currently I am a Reader in Philosophy and the Image at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. My interests are in the trans-disciplinary fields of photography, contemporary theory and the convergence of art and science. My most recent book, titled “Fragmentation of the Image” will be published by Routledge in 2019. I am the lead investigator on a mad project of bringing together artists, philosophers, curators and writers to explore the fate of the photographic image online. In 2012 I was awarded AHRC research grant (jointly with Prof. Johnny Golding) that allowed the setting up of a transdisciplinary research network to try and really make a difference in this field both locally (London) and internationally. The grant resulted in my book On the Verge of Photography (ARTicle Press 2013).
I am the editor of the journal Philosophy of Photography and Course Leader of MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, London.
Currently I teach a number of courses, broadly concerned with the convergence of art, philosophy, and science.
My new book (2019) is titled ‘Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age‘. The question that I am currently working on is the way in which 21st Century photography emerges as a new art form that merges philosophy, media technologies and visual aesthetics. A collection of my essays ‘Philosophie nach der Fotografie’ will be published in German by Merve Verlag. The translated title is ‘Philosophy after Photography’.