Bringing democracy to the internet

Bringing democracy to the internet

I was interviewed for Melbourne University’s podcast about Future Histories – you can find it here https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=420822
How we fight the border industrial complex

How we fight the border industrial complex

Watching the family from Biloela as they have tried to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, many people around the country have also gained an insight into the political economy of border security. Activists have turned their attention on contractor Skytraders, who flew...
Reclaiming the future from the digital colonialists

Reclaiming the future from the digital colonialists

One of the most memorable characters in the television series Silicon Valley is Gavin Belson, the slick and ruthless CEO of Hooli, a Google-like company. In one of his many pep talks to staff, Belson declares: ‘I don’t know about you people, but I don’t want to live...
The Groucho Club – Humanity in the age of machines

The Groucho Club – Humanity in the age of machines

We live in times in which addiction to social media is prevalent, many kinds of work are being automated and our psyche is treated as a commodity for data mining purposes. When so many of our public and private spaces are dominated by machines, what does this mean for...
Future Histories – now available in Australia

Future Histories – now available in Australia

After being released internationally a few weeks ago, my new book, Future Histories, goes on sale in Australian bookstores today! Scott Ludlam had the following kind things to say about it: “There has never been a better time to pull the politics of platform...