Writing

I started writing in earnest in late 2017, mostly on tech from a left perspective (see Recent writing), and am currently working on a book for Repeater with the provocative title Abolish Silicon Valley. Breaking into the whole leftist writing world was pretty difficult and required a lot of perseverance (not to mention luck) - happy to answer questions if you’re curious.

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

Fragments (2019)

My New Year's resolution is to write a blog post on a different topic every day in 2019. The first blog post explains why.

Critical perspectives on technology (2017-2019)

Resources: books, articles, podcasts, communities, individuals with a critical perspective on the tech industry.

Tech news roundup for New Socialist (2018)

From June to December in 2018, I wrote a section on tech for the New Socialist newsletter every 2-3 weeks. I stopped so I could focus on my blog posts.

Chronicling my masters degree (2017-2018)

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


Recent writing (late 2017—present)

Journalism’s Digital Difficulties
for the third issue of Tribune (May 31, 2019)
Yang Gang Education (on Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang)
for Dissent Magazine (April 5, 2019)
‘Sorry To Bother You’ and tech worker organising
for Notes From Below, call centre issue (February 14, 2019)
Abolish Silicon Valley
for the first issue of Tribune, which launched September 2018 (the website came out January 10, 2019).
Beyond “Taming” the Tech Giants (originally delivered as a talk)
for New Socialist (December 1, 2018)
Tech Workers' Inquiry at The World Transformed (transcript of a session at TWT2018)
for New Socialist (October 30, 2018)
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, tech issue (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, first issue (January 29, 2018)
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)