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.
In 2019 I edited an anthology for Routledge 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’.