Laurence Scott is a writer, broadcaster and academic, and is a Senior Lecturer in English and and Creative Writing at Arcadia in London. He is the author of The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize, won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize, and was named the Sunday Times ‘Thought Book of the Year’. His writing regularly appears in publications such as the New Yorker, the Financial Times, New Statesman, Boston Globe, Wired, Guardian, and the London Review of Books, among others. In 2011 he was named one of ten ‘New Generation Thinkers’ by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBC. He has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio based on his research, and is an occasional presenter on Radio 3’s flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking. He received his doctorate in Comparative Literature from King’s College London in 2010.