Hello and welcome to MJRyder.net, home of writer and academic Mike Ryder (M.J. Ryder). I have many years’ experience working as a professional ghostwriter and marketing expert in industries as diverse as entertainment, healthcare and higher education, and have been widely published in each of these fields. I currently work in academia, where I conduct inter-disciplinary research in robots, AI, technology, science fiction and biopolitics. Read on to find out more…

  • Conscripts from birth: war and soldiery in the grim darkness of the far future
  • Performance, Gender and the Trouble with Joi
  • The gates of our world: Vietnam and the (re)birth of biopolitics
  • Exclusions through time: Charlie Gordon and the biopolitical paradigm

I have published several articles in The Conversation on the topic of ‘killer robots’, ethics and robotic decision-making. These have been republished across the web, on news sites such as Metro and The Independent. I have also provided comment for the national press, and have appeared on several radio shows including talkRADIO and eFM TBS.

Killer robots article by M.J. Ryder featured in The Conversation, March 2019
Mike is incredibly hardworking with a phenomenal range of technical, editorial and creative skills. He has proved absolutely invaluable to the team and has quickly developed a reputation within the University that has led to more and more teams inviting him to lead on projects. I’d certainly recommend taking any opportunity you have to work with Mike.
One of Mike’s core strengths [...] is his ability to adapt to changing work priorities and successfully deliver projects critical to his employer’s success. Mike was a very valued member of our community of digital specialists [at CCCU] and his legacy [...] remains to this day. I very much enjoyed working with Mike and I have great expectations of his future career.
[Mike] has an amazing knowledge base [...] and is a keen analytical thinker. Mike's work ethic is second to none, his sense of professional responsibility is steadfast and he willingly guides colleagues through their work when help is needed. His intellect and skills make him a valuable part of any team, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside him.