Selected Publications

Popular Books

  • Lead editor of The Data Journalism Handbook (Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, 2012). Translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukranian.
    • “A great practical start” – BBC Academy.
    • “A unique journalistic collaboration” – The Guardian.
    • “An excellent book” – Knight Digital Media Center, University of Southern California.
    • “Inspiring and educational” – ReadWrite.
    • “Immensely valuable… read it now” – Significance magazine of The Royal Statistical Society and The American Statistical Association.
    • “An excellent introduction” – Statistics Norway.

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Hamann, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers” in Lisa Marie Anderson (ed.), Hamann and the Tradition (Northwestern University Press, 2012).
    • The volume offers “a good picture of the current state of the scholarship on this fascinating but still little-appreciated figure of the German 18th century”, according to a review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • “Towards a Genealogy of Open Data” (forthcoming, 2014)
  • “Critique vs Composition: Bruno Latour and Walter Benjamin on Modernity and the Constitution of Paris”, Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought (forthcoming, 2014).
  • “Evidence and Ecstasy: On the Concept of Experience in German Philosophy from Hamann to Gadamer”, The Experience of Truth – The Truth of Experience – Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (forthcoming, 2014).

Book Reviews


  • Interview with Bruno Latour, The New York Times.
  • Interview with Albrecht Wellmer, The New York Times.

Press Articles and Essays

Following is a selection of some recent press pieces and a few older essays that may be of enduring interest. Further articles can be found through my author profiles on The Guardian, Open Democracy and Journalisted.