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After Getting High: Getting Down

As many of you will already know, I’m just beginning writing again. Through five works of non-fiction I’ve been wanting to follow my heart over to the other side, and I’m really thrilled that I’m going to have the chance to work on a novel this coming academic year. This has been made possible through

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New Book

Delighted to announce that I’ve been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to work on my next book.  Following a 20 page application about artistic quality, and with supporting letters from some senior (and lovely) people in publishing, the award feels like a massive endorsement of the work I’ve done so far. The money

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TEDx Again | On Hope | 50 Years on from the Summer of Love

Really honoured to be asked to do another TED talk, back at the UK’s premier TEDx event in Exeter. I spoke there on piracy and the renewal of the commons back in 2013 and – though performing without notes is terrifying – absolutely loved the whole thing. This year’s event is around the theme of

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Don’t Be First, Be True

Excellent from Denzel Washington, calling on journalists to step up to their responsibility not to be first, but to be true:  –//– Click here to receive updates, and hear first about new projects

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Writing Update

As you may know, for the past year I’ve been working on a major new book provisionally titled Getting High. It’s ostensibly a history of the long quest for flight, and uses the lens of the 1960s to examine how we have used drugs, religion and technology to achieve this goal. It’s been enormous fun to

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Update | Rooks

Thought it might be worth posting an update here to say…that there may not be many updates here. I’m currently focusing hard on some new writing work, a piece of long fiction, so will be probably posting here less, unless it’s going badly, in which case I’ll be procrastinating right here. I spent the last

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e-Edition of The Complex Christ / Signs of Emergence

Happy to announce that there is now a Kindle version of my first book The Complex Christ – released in the US as Signs of Emergence. An iBookstore / ePub format version will be available soon too. It’s nearly 10 years since the book was released, and I’ve moved a long way since that time,

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After Magic

  A friend has been reading After Magic recently, and while chatting on the phone to them I picked up a copy again and turned to the section they were on… then ended up re-reading it myself! It was good to do, having had a bit of distance from it for a while. I am

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iOS 7 | Robot Cockroaches | Prism

Sometimes a group of news stories come out that make you think that perhaps there is some divinely comic dark force behind everything. God, or The Bilderberg Group. Or Prehistoric Lizards. In the last couple of days we’ve had a triad of such stories…and I refuse to believe that they are unrelated. Firstly, we’ve had

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