New books, articles, lit, art, performances

New Book: Archive, Photography and the Language of Administration

Posted on March 24, 2021

This alternative study of archive and photography brings many types of image assemblages into view, always in relation to the regulated systems operating within the institutional milieu. The archive catalogue is presented as a critical tool for mapping image time, and the language of image description is seen as having a life, a worth and Continue Reading »

New Book: The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East

Posted on February 6, 2021

I am excited to announce that my new book, The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East: Videography, Aesthetics, and Politics in Israel and Palestine, has just been published by Bloomsbury / I.B.Tauris Imprint. The book is available as a hardback or e-book at: (individuals may use discount code GLR BN3 for 35% off). This book will be Continue Reading »

New Book: Doctor Who and Science

Posted on February 6, 2021

Announcing the publication of Doctor Who and Science: Essays on Ideas, Identities and Ideologies in the Series — a book I edited with Marcus K. Harmes, published by McFarland. Science has always been part of Doctor Who. The first episode featured scenes in a science laboratory and a science teacher, and the 2020 season’s finale highlighted a scientist’s Continue Reading »

New Book: Magnificent Decay

Posted on January 27, 2021

What is Melville beyond the whale? Long celebrated for his stories of the sea, Melville was also fascinated by the interrelations between living species and planetary systems, a perspective informing his work in ways we now term “ecological.” By reading Melville in the context of nineteenth-century science, Tom Nurmi contends that he may best be Continue Reading »

New Book: Ecosemiotics

Posted on December 9, 2020

A small commercial announcement due to the fact that my short monograph is now freely available from Publisher’s homepage for two weeks – Timo Maran “Ecosemiotics: The Study of Signs in Changing Ecologies” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) The volume provides an accessible introduction to ecosemiotics and demonstrates its pertinence for the study of today’s Continue Reading »

Imagination Desk Podcast: Moya Bailey, digital communities

Posted on December 9, 2020

\At the Center for Science and the Imagination, we just released the latest episode of our podcast The Imagination Desk, featuring Moya Bailey, a Black feminist researcher of digital communities, media, and medicine at Northeastern University, and author of the upcoming book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance. You can find the podcast on the Center’s website, and Continue Reading »

New Book: The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science

Posted on November 11, 2020

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science, ed. Kirsten E Shepherd-Barr (Cambridge University Press, 2020), has just been published. To get a 20% discount use the code THEATREANDSCIENCE (valid for use until 31st December, providing a 20% discount on both hardback and paperback). Theatre has engaged with science since its beginnings in Ancient Greece. The intersection Continue Reading »

New Book: AI Art

Posted on July 23, 2020

I wanted to let you know that Open Humanities Press has just published my new book, the contents of which will hopefully be of interest to the readers of this list. Fittingly for our times, it discusses a world behind windows and screens in which we all become part of a vapour-like global labour force, Continue Reading »

New Project: Perception at the End of the World

Posted on July 19, 2020

Not without some degree of apprehension, I thought I’d share this project titled Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play Video Games, which has just come out in the Flugschriften series. Engaging with post-apocalyptic landscapes, image-making and ways in which we see the world, it’s something I’ve been working on Continue Reading »

New Book: Critical Code Studies

Posted on April 22, 2020

Well, it’s with great happiness that I share with you the publication of my new book Critical Code Studies (MIT Press).  SLSA has been so central to the development of this area of study.  Much of the contents of this book has been presented at SLSA conferences, and your comments and questions have directed and inspired Continue Reading »