Hi there. I’m a freelance writer, critic and teacher from London. I have a passion for entertainment, media, technology and culture.
It all started with an old, beige Acorn Archimedes, and later, a tiny Mac Color Classic. Things began to look up when I got a N64 one Christmas, and later, built my own PC. The two games which had the biggest impact on me were Ocarina of Time and Deus Ex.
Film is another passion of mine. It has a great history and there are endless possibilities for “home-theorising”. Some of my favourite directors are David Cronenberg, Kubrick, Scorsese, David Lynch, Hayao Miyazaki, Terry Gilliam, the Coen brothers, Kurasawa, Johnnie To and Wong Kar-wai. There are too many great films to count; listing directors just makes things easier.
I generally like reading science fiction and modernist/post-modern literature. Some of my favourite authors are: J.G. Ballard, Christopher Priest, Ken Macleod, China Mieville, Iain Banks, Alan Moore, Phillip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood and Michael Moorcock. You can see what I mean about the sci-fi. I also enjoy reading “older” stuff like Poe, Baudelaire, Kafka and Lovecraft, as well as lots and lots of non-fiction, philosophy, film, cultural, social and political theory.
Published works can be read over at Vice, Kill Screen, CGMagazine and Heterotopias — a site focusing on space and architecture in virtual worlds and where you can find some of my best/most recent work.