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Hello and welcome to MJRyder.net, home of writer and academic M.J. Ryder (Mike 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 also work in academia, where I specialise in English literature, marketing and philosophy, with a particular interest in robots, tecnology, sci-fi  and biopolitics. Read on to find out more…

  • The Darkest Hour (2018)
  • 'The Trouble with Joi' in Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy (2019)
  • 'War Stories' in Fuzzy Revolutions (2019)
  • 'The Final Frontier' in Fuzzy Revolutions (2019)
  • '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'

In March, I published an article in The Conversation on the subject of ‘killer robots’ and the robotization of human subjects. I was later asked to provide analysis for an interview piece in the Daily Star online. I was then invited to appear on talkRADIO, to give expert comment on an item about robot ethics. 

Killer robots article by M.J. Ryder featured in The Conversation, March 2019
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