is Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London. She studied for her BA in German and European Studies, MA in Critical Theory and PhD at the University of Sussex with some years also spent at the Free University Berlin. Much of her work has tracked connections between liberatory and repressive politics and forms of art. She has focused in the last couple of decades on an expanded sense of animation. This work developed out of a fascination with color, which led her towards political, aesthetic and interdisciplinary inquiries in the study of technology and science, under the mantle of what she calls a poetics of science. Newer work explores the poetics and politics of milk and butter production, specifically in Ireland, the metaphorical impulses of Fog and Cloud Computing, and what type of atmospheres they produce and are produced by, and the impact of chemical production on landscape and personhood in the North East of England.