My current research interests span a number of subjects. I am continuing my interest in finance, working especially on the use of space and time by financial markets. My other longstanding interest – in the history of time – is also continuing.
Currently, this involves work on the consolidation of income streams in order to produce new borrowing opportunities.
Cities and political life
With Ash Amin, I am writing a new book on how urban policies might be reinvented in order to produce new kinds of hybrid, which are more active and more democratic.
Non-representational theory is intended to produce practical political supplements that will enliven events. In particular, I am concentrating on the intersection with performance.
Here I have become interested in the new affective technologies doing the rounds in western democracies, and what they might portend.
The history of time and the construction of events
Specifically, I am interested in three areas: clocks and clock time, the address, and how new forms of movement space have come about. Paul Glennie and I have recently completed a book on the subject, the outcome of more than ten years of concerted research.