Mr Niall Gallen
I am an PhD student at the University of Birmingham funded by the AHRC/M4C DTP. My research explores the work of artist Eduardo Paolozzi and writer J.G. Ballard in relation to the contemporary theory of accelerationism, as presented in works such as '#Accelerate', 'Malign Velocities', and 'Inventing the Future'.
In my work I am interested in representation and responses to technology within popular and mass culture. I also research contemporary theory, and co-run the Contemporary Theory Reading Group at the University of Birmingham. I'm also involved with the Research/Curate network, which is for researchers interested in both curatorial practice and cultural objects.
I completed my MA at the University of Birmingham with a Dissertation on the entangled politics, philosophy and aesthetics of Accelerationism.
I completed my BA at the University of Gloucestershire with a Dissertation on Technologies of Surveillance in J.G Ballard's fiction.