I am a philosopher, artist and teacher, writing about bits of matter and bits of data, with a specific link to desire, memory, queer and cybercultures and digital images. Currently, I am a Reader in Philosophy and the Image at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and Professor Adjunct at the University of South-Eastern Norway. My interests are in the trans-disciplinary fields of lens-based images, contemporary theory and the convergence of art and psychoanalysis. 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. I lead the Doctoral Research Platform at Central Saint Martins, and teach the PhD research seminar “Art of Questioning”
My 2nd book is titled ‘Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age‘ (Routledge 2019). My third book Fotografie nach der Philosophie was published by Merve in German (2020).
The question that I am currently working on is the way in which 21st Century lens-based image emerges as a new art form that merges philosophy, media technologies and visual aesthetics. This is the topic of my new book “The Sentient Image; How Photography changed Philosophy” (Routlege 2022)