Mike Watson (PhD from Goldsmiths College) is a theorist, critic, curator and podcaster who is principally focused on the relation between culture, new media and politics. He has written for Art Review, Artforum, Frieze, Hyperallergic and Radical Philosophy and has curated events at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale, and Manifesta 12. In 2019 he published his second book, Can the Left Learn to Meme?: Adorno, Video Gaming and Stranger Things. In September 2021 his book The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism and What to do About it will be released by Zero Books. He runs the YouTube platform The Acid Left with Adam Ray Adkins.

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