* researcher in infrastructure futures and theory (University of Sheffield, UK)
* science fiction author and literary critic
* writer, theorist, critical futurist
* dishevelled mountebank

velcro-city.co.uk

orcid.org/0000-0002-3555-843X

www.sheffield.ac.uk/usp/researchschool/students/paulraven

"Innovation" is neither an act or an actor.

Still on Facebook, are you? http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/11/senator-ted-cruz-president-campaign-facebook-user-data

"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.

"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

"Whenever I had something to say, I have said it in the manner in which I have felt it ought to be said. Different motives inevitably require different methods of expression." - Pablo Picasso

Alan Moore interview, including a reasonable claim for Lovecraft as first sf modernist https://youtu.be/RpajFQECzAk

New essay at @longshortmag: a capitalist case for infrastructural Corbynomics http://thelongandshort.org/growth/rational-renationalisation-a-capitalist-case-for-corbynomics

@changeist, @LydNicholas and I talk transhumanism: http://www.changeist.com/backchanneled/2015/11/1/backchanneled-fall-2015-human-augmentation-and-transhumanism

The addition carriage from Babbage's Difference Engine http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/1169/1169,1215058960,2/stock-vector-the-addition-carriage-from-babbage-s-difference-engine-no-with-carry-wheels-the-difference-14454016.jpg

HEY - looks like Idlewild are touring! http://idlewild.co.uk/ Ticket booked for the Wakefield show... :D

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