Senior Lecturer, School of Art and Design
Ken is a member of the Science Fiction Research Cluster. Click here to visit the Middlesex University research profile.
Ken Hollings is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Wire, Sight and Sound, Strange Attractor Journal, Frieze, Pop Kultur & Kritik and Kritische Berichter, and in the anthologies The Last Sex (Macmillan), Digital Delirium (St Martins Press), Undercurrents (Continuum), London Noir (Serpent’s Tail), Kraut Rock (Black Dog Press) and The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (Zero Books) as well as numerous small press publications and exhibition catalogues.
His authorship includes the novel Destroy All Monsters (Marion Boyars, 2001) and Welcome to Mars: Fantasies of Science and the American Century 1947-1959 (Strange Attractor Press, 2008, ISBN Press in Italy 2010 and North Atlantic Press in the United States 2014). His latest book, The Bright Labyrinth: Sex Death and Design in the Digital Regime, based on his broadcasts and lectures, is available from Strange Attractor Press.
Alongside his writing and broadcasting, Ken Hollings worked as chief editor and later editorial director at Marion Boyars Publishers where he was responsible for commissioning and editing new books by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Hubert Selby, Tadeusz Kantor, Merce Cunningham, Kenzaburo Oe, new translations of texts by Jean Cocteau, Georges Bataille and Erik Satie, plus a critical guide to the work of Andy Warhol. He also supplied introductory essays to two volumes of writings by Bataille.
He has also written and presented critically acclaimed programmes and series for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, Resonance 104.4 FM, NPS in Holland and ABC on the evolving relationship between culture and technology. He has lectured, presented work and participated in panels at the ICA, the Hayward Gallery, the Royal Institution, the Roundhouse, Tate Britain, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wellcome Institute, the Cambridge Film Festival, Off the Page Festival for music and technology writers, Neville Brodie’s Anti Design Festival, Akademie Der Künst Berlin, Transmediale Berlin, Siegen Museum for Contemporary Art, Ecole de Recherche Graphique Brussels, Sonores Portugal, Sónar Barcelona, Spectra Valencia, the Netherlands Film Museum, the Zurich Kunsthaus and the Venice Biennale.
personal webpage: www.kenhollings.blogspot.com