I coined the term “Afrofuturism.” I popularized “culture jamming.” I’ve written four books: Escape Velocity, a critique of the “libertarian bro” ideology that dominated the Digital Revolution of the ’90s and still shapes the politics of Silicon Valley kingpins; two studies of American mythologies (and pathologies), The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink and the essay collection I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts; and, most recently, a biography, Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey.
‘[Born to be Posthumous] is an absolutely riveting book about an utterly sui generis subject.’
‘A witty and brilliant tour guide on an intellectual journey through our darkest desires and strangest inclinations.’
‘[I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts is] an absolute treasure trove of the disturbing and enlightening.’
‘[The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium] whiplashes from dissections of infomercials and daytime talk shows to meticulous examinations of our fear of clowns and freaks, excrement and corpses to tirades against the International Monetary Fund.’