Writing

Books:

“Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.” Cambridge University Press, 2018. (Amazon | Open Access)

Articles, Interviews, & Essays:

Technology is driving us to distraction. The Guardian (The Observer Sunday essay).

Facebook’s fundamental problem? Mark Zuckerberg can’t innovate. WIRED.

Social media is a denial-of-service attack on your mind. Nautilus.

“The Clickbait Candidate.” Quillette.

“Bring Your Own Boundaries: Pokemon GO and the Challenge of Ambient Fun.” Oxford Practical Ethics blog.

“Why It’s OK to Block Ads.” Oxford Practical Ethics blog.

“Orwell, Huxley, Banksy.” Rough Consensus blog.

Academic Publications & Conference Papers:

“Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy.” Doctoral thesis, University of Oxford, 2017.

“Three Types of Distraction.” Paper presented at International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) conference, Ferrara, Italy, 2016.

“Why It’s OK to Block Ads.” In D. Edmonds (Ed.), Philosophers take on the world. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

“What Is a ‘Persuasive’ Technology?” Paper presented at joint conference of Computer Ethics, Practical Inquiry (CEPE) & the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP), Delaware, 2015.

“Autonomy and Persuasive Technology: Reactions and Distractions.” Paper on moral psychology and design ethics presented at the Oxford Applied Ethics Seminar, Oxford, 2015.

“Vectors of Experience: Internet Metaphors in Augmented Reality.” Presented at Computer Ethics, Practical Inquiry (CEPE) conference, Lisbon, 2013.

“Are Two Better Than One? Effectiveness of the Dyad Method for Exploratory Cross-Cultural, On-line Learning Research.” Paper for Oxford Ethnography in Education Conference, 2006.

“Widening the House: Beowulf and the Western Humanist Tradition.” Paper presented at Ogden Undergraduate Literature Conference. Ogden, Utah, 2005.