I am a geographer via a convoluted route through digital art, web development and a brief foray into digital scholarship. My research aims to contribute to how we understand the increasing importance of mediating technologies in our lives. Key here are two themes: how we understand spatial experience and how we understand ‘mediation’ and technology. I explore geographies of technology by unpicking what ‘technologies’ are and how they are involved in our understandings and experiences of space and place. This work informs how I contribute to the teaching of geography at Exeter, in modules and dissertations on a range of topics. I conduct research and help organise events that situate and study the ways we design, use and imagine technologies. This website is a means for sharing my work. Read my latest blog post at /blog.
My ORCID is: 0000-0002-1336-292X.
I have a ResearchGate page (which I may delete).
In April 2013 I became a Lecturer in Human Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. Between March 2010 and March 2013 I was a Research Fellow in the Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC), at the University of the West of England, Bristol. My research continues to be concerned with exploring and problematising the cultures, spacings and temporality of technology. So, this research broadly pursues three themes: first, geographies of technology – principally practices of innovation and embodied uses; second, spatial imagination and appeals towards a future, not least in relation to ‘ubiquitous computing‘ and ‘smart cities‘; third, the changing understanding and biopolitics of the human capacity for attention, characterised partially by work concerning an ‘attention economy‘.
In July 2010 I successfully defended my PhD thesis, undertaken at at the School of Geographical Sciences in the University of Bristol. I was funded by the Economics and Social Research Council as a 1+3 student. Between November 2009 and June 2010 I worked as an RA with Prof. Martin Weller in the Institute of Educational Technology, at the Open University, investigating practices and rationales for digital scholarship. In 2006 I graduated from the MSc in Society and Space at Bristol. I studied as an undergraduate at the University of Plymouth, in BSc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology (then called MediaLab Arts) in 2004.