I am a philosopher and psychoanalytic theorist from London. My first book, based on my doctoral thesis, The Psychoanalysis of Artificial Intelligence was published in 2021 in The Palgrave Lacan Series and has received acclaim from major figures in philosophy, psychoanalysis, film theory and contemporary art including Alenka Zupancic, Lorenzo Chiesa, Todd McGowan and Jake Chapman. I am currently writing my next book Patipolitics for Bloomsbury Philosophy.

I received my PhD in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis from Kingston University, School of Art in 2021. I hold an MA in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sussex. I am Associate Researcher at Newcastle University, Department of Philosophy and Research Fellow and Faculty at the Global Centre for Advanced Studies where I lecture with their newly formed Institute of Psychoanalysis and on the MA Philosophy. My essays and interviews have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Turkish, Farsi and Chinese. I have recently co-founded the UK's first critical theory think tank, Institute of Symbolic Exchange.

As well as extensive international academic speaking and publishing  my work can be found across a variety of media, including TV, podcasts, magazines and art institutes. Recent appearances for BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order, BBC iPlayer, Morbid Anatomy Museum, The Freud Museum, Repeater Books, Glasgow School of Art, The Freud Lacan Institute Dublin, The International Psychoanalytic University of Berlin, The Royal Institute for Theatre Cinema and Sound Belgium, The National Centre for Scientific Research France, MoMA New York, Tomorrow Unlocked, Supercollider, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, G10  Festival,  Old Street Gallery, Cultured Magazine, Precog Magazine, Stillpoint Magazine, Aktief Magazine, Spike Art Magazine, The Big Issue, Elle Magazine, Schizotopia, Artin Salimi's Philosophy Instrumentals, Missy Magazine, Mary Wild Podcast, Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour, Rendering Unconscious, The Pleasure Helmet, The Ortus, The Dormant Office Amsterdam, Lacan in Scotland, Lacan per Tutti Italy, Below the Radar Podcast, Reverb, Yoica Mexico, Sex Negative, Futures Podcast, Singularity Radio, Technology and the Mind Podcast, Onassis Publications, The Vanishing Mediators, Philosophy Portal and many more...

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