Richard Barbrook

By Mute, 26 May 2009

Richard Barbrook is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages at the University of Westminster. In the early 1980s, he was involved with pirate and community radio broadcasting. Helping to set up the multilingual Spectrum Radio station in London, he published extensively on radio issues during this period, much of which was published in his 1995 book, Media Freedom. In 2007, Barbrook published Imaginary Futures, a study of the political and ideological role of the prophecies of artificial intelligence and the information society which was selected as the winner of the 2008 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book of the Year in the Field of Media Ecology. He is a trustee of Cybersalon and a founding member of Class Wargames.