I am a design researcher, historian and theorist who works within and through visual and material culture, specialising in the history and philosophy of technology and media. My research is focused on making objects speak in different voices through different disciplinary practices.
I am the Programme Leader of BA Design and Lecturer in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously I was Senior Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies, with special responsibility for the School of Design, and Senior Tutor (Research) in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. I have also taught visual and material culture courses at University of Westminster and at the School of Art, Kingston University London.
I also work as an editor, publisher and broadcaster in the visual arts more broadly, communicating academic research in visual and material culture to as broad and diverse an audience as possible.
I am the founder and director of the media and communications collaborative creative industries practice The Arts & Culture Unit, which works with artists, designers, curators and research departments and projects to disseminate and communicate their work. I also directed the Modulations: Broadcasting Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences initiative for the London-based arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.
In addition I am a design research consultant for market research, insight and analysis agencies, working predominantly for technology clients.