I am a Teaching Fellow in Marketing at Lancaster University. My interdisciplinary research covers a range of areas including science fiction, robots, AI, war, ethics and drones. I have many years’ experience working in industries as diverse as video games, healthcare and higher education. I currently work in academia, where I conduct interdisciplinary research in robots, AI, technology, science fiction and biopolitics, while also teaching digital marketing and social media.
My interdisciplinary research explores the way 'life' is created and sustained as a discursive construct. In particular, I am interested in biopolitics and the works of Foucault, Agamben, Derrida and Deleuze applied to our understanding of artificial forms of life, including robots and AI, and how these are framed relative to the human.
I completed my PhD in English Literature. 'Citizen Robots: Biopolitics, the Computer and the Vietnam Period'
For more information, see my website www.mjryder.net. You can also listen to my podcast: www.inthezonepodcast.com.