Writing

I started writing in earnest in late 2017, mostly on tech from a left perspective (see Recent writing).

Before that, my writing is pretty scattered and is mostly technical (programming-related). It’s all listed here for data-hoarding/archival purposes, though I wouldn’t recommend actually reading any of it:


Collections

Tech news roundup for New Socialist

This is just my section on tech. Subscribe to our Patreon if you want to get the full emails (sent every other Sunday).

Chronicling my masters degree

Lecture notes & essays for my MSc on inequality at the London School of Economics from 2017-2018.

Critical perspectives on technology: resources

Books, articles, podcasts, communities, individuals with a critical perspective on the tech industry.

Jacobin reading group: reading list

I run a Jacobin reading group in London, with a different speaker each week, and I share the list of readings here.


Recent writing (late 2017—present)

Tackling the platforms: on IPPR's Digital Commonwealth report
for New Socialist (September 14, 2018) — originally published by Autonomy
Freedom Isn't Free (on the philosophical failures of the open source movement)
for issue 5 of Logic Magazine (August 15, 2018)
Organising Silicon Valley's Shadow Workforce (on contract workers at big tech companies)
for Notes From Below (July 31, 2018)
Towards an Organized Tech Industry—Part Two (panel discussion at Left Forum 2018)
for New Socialist (July 29, 2018)
Towards an Organized Tech Industry—Part One (panel discussion at Left Forum 2018)
for Notes From Below (July 15, 2018)
The next financial crisis - Silicon Valley hubris (a short part of a multi-contributor piece)
for New Internationalist (July 1, 2018)
Now is the Time for Worker Power in the Tech Industry
for Novara Media (June 27, 2018)
The case for building worker power at Microsoft (on Microsoft's links to ICE)
for Notes From Below (June 19, 2018)
Book Review: How to be a Geek: Essays on the Culture of Software by Matthew Fuller
for LSE Review of Books (May 23, 2018)
Technological Development For The Many (originally delivered as a talk)
for New Socialist (May 19, 2018)
Technology and The Worker (the editorial for the second issue)
for Notes From Below (March 30, 2018; co-written with Marijam Didžgalvytė)
Tech culture, unions and the blind spot of meritocracy (a conversation with Xavier Denis)
for Notes From Below (March 30, 2018)
Corbynism and The Youth Wing (a conversation with Lara McNeill and Daniel Frost)
for New Socialist (March 28, 2018)
Labour's New Economics Conference: Part Three, Housing Session
for New Socialist (February 24, 2018)
Labour's New Economics Conference: Part Two, Digital Session
for New Socialist (February 21, 2018)
Silicon Inquiry (a personal inquiry into the tech industry)
for Notes From Below (January 29, 2018) — republished by openDemocracy
A year of 200 books (on my Goodreads reading challenge for 2017)
for my blog (January 3, 2018)
Labour's Digital Strategy is a Missed Opportunity (on the many failures of Liam Byrne, MP)
for New Socialist (December 17, 2017)
Social Murder, Productivity Crisis & Irresponsible Technology Policy: The 2017 Budget
for New Socialist (November 25, 2017; co-written with Tom Gann and Kyle Geraghty)
The Inevitability of the Gig Economy
for New Socialist (November 19, 2017)