I am an artist, philosopher, and teacher writing about bits of matter and bits of data, with a specific link to psychoanalysis, desire, performance, queer, 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. 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).
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”
Some of my recent books are: ‘Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age‘ (Routledge 2019) and Fotografie nach der Philosophie (Merve 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 latest book is How Photography Changed Philosophy (Routledge 2022)