I am a social scientist working at the intersection between human geography and media. I am located at Newcastle University, where I work as a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies. Specifically my work investigates the cultures, economies and politics of digital interfaces and the role digital technologies play in transforming everyday life.
I am primary investigator on the ESRC funded project ‘Digital Interfaces and Debt: understanding mediated decision making processes in high cost short term credit products’ that runs between 2016-18.
I am author of Phase Media: Space, Time and the Politics of Smart Objects (2017, Bloomsbury) and The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power (2015, Bloomsbury).
You can email me at james.ash(at)ncl.ac.uk.
Or you can write to me at: School of Arts and Cultures, Room 2.76, 2nd Floor Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU.