Published Writing

reddirt road

Image from my article ‘Red-dirt Voodoo: Rebuilding Australia’s Northwest’, published in Architectural Review Asia-Pacific #128, Summer 2012.

Currently, I write about digital culture: good, bad, indifferent, but not really evangelistic. I write about everything from the way social media warps global news, to sentient spambots, to the metaphysics of Google Maps.

I also write about architecture, travel, cities and urbanism, film, animation, music, sound design, literature.

I’ve been published in Continuum, The Age, The Big Issue, Overland, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Architecture Australia, Blueprint, Dwell, Architectural Design, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Arena and various books, catalogues and essay collections.

I co-wrote Micronations: the Lonely Planet Guide to Home-made Nations.

I conceived and co-edited Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1968–2008, and wrote the introduction.

My academic publications comprise five journal articles, two reviews, four book chapters and co-editorship of two books and one journal. I’m known (or I was known) as a scholar of utopia and dystopia (mainly dystopia).

A full list of my academic publications can be found on

I’ve written well over 100 posts on

I’m working on uploading the vast majority of my published (and creative) writing to this website. What’s available so far can be accessed via the drop-down menus at the top right-hand of the page (old school UX).

Please enjoy.