About

I’m a Professor of Sociology at the University of York, UK. I write about the intersections of technology, media, culture and society. In broad terms, my work explores how transformations in technology and media have reshaped culture and society. Amongst other things, this has included work on the politics of data and metrics, the social power of algorithms and the dynamics of social media. Alongside this I work on the history and future of social thought – with a focus on imagination, creativity and inspiration – and am a critic writing on books and music.

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Information about my books can be found here and my journal articles here. In addition, my writing has appeared in a number of other places including Open Democracy, The Independent, Big Issue North, Prospect, Louder Than War and others (a selection of these pieces can be found here).

I’m also on the editorial boards of the journals Theory, Culture & Society, Information, Communication & Society, Cultural Sociology, and Big Data & Society.

This site provides information about my writing along with links to my work.

I write a newsletter about technology, media and culture, which you can subscribe to here.

If you would like to contact me you can find my contact details on my university pages.