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Cybersecurity’s Grammars: A More-than-Human Geopolitics of Computation

Link to the paper in Area: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12728 I am pleased to say that my first sole-authored article has just been published in the journal Area – focused on discussions in geography but with a broader readership. This is part of a special issue on ‘Geopolitics and Language’ – and I thank Ingrid A. Medby for […]

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Critical Reflections – The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs?

This week, I was part of a new report – “The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs” – that was published detailing how the UK intends to consolidate its offensive cyber operations and capabilities broadly under a new National Cyber Force (the NCF). This report, co-authored with Joe Devanny, Amy Ertan, and Tim Stevens and […]

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Starting at Durham…

It’s always odd starting a new job, but I think this is going to be strange doing this remotely. I’ve bought myself a new notebook, pen, and hopefully little things like this will make the difference to provide a break between the monotonous environment of the home office. I’m really looking forward to getting involved […]

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Zoom Obscura; a new collaborative research project

For more information see ZOOM OBSCURA – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CALL I’m very excited to announce that I am part of a brand new project on the politics and ethics of video-calling, which was brought into fruition by the hard work of Pip Thornton at the University of Edinburgh’s Creative Informatics. This develops on work […]

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Reflecting on Engagement: Malware and a Social Scientist

I have recently completed a piece for my centre’s yearbook on my experience researching a malware analysis laboratory. I place it here as a sort of ‘preprint’ for those who may wish to think about (auto)ethnography and the role it has. Especially, as I try to reflect on the difficulties associated with the process, as well […]

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Topographies and Automation: Directions of my malicious research

So I’m pleased to say that I’ve been accepted on two pretty different conferences, which both disseminate different parts of my DPhil (PhD) project, and I intend to structure into more formal papers after these events. The first is ‘Transient Topographies‘, which will be in April in Galway, Ireland that will help explore the complex […]