research director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos; author, The Death of the Gods: the new global power grab
Carl is the author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab (William Heinemann, August 2018). It describes Carl’s groundbreaking journey to track down and expose one of the most important things that shapes, guides and limits each of our lives: power. The journey brought him face-to-face with a fake news merchant in Kosovo, cyber-pranksters in Berlin, hikikormori – ‘the departed’, in South Korea who only live online, onto a British Army information warfare base and in Las Vegas the largest gathering of hackers in the world. As power escapes from its old bonds, he shows us where it has gone, the shape it now takes and how it touches each of our lives.
He is the founding research director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos. CASM is Demos’ digital research and technology hub, studying how the social impacts of the rise of digital tech. He has written widely on his research, including for Wired, New Scientist, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian. He is also currently a visiting research fellow at King’s College, London.
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