Ash Watson

I am a writer, sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at UNSW Sydney. I work for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, where I use creative qualitative methods to research the current and future impacts of emerging tech in contexts of health, well-being and crisis. I am Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review, creator of So Fi Zine and a member of the UNSW AI institute. My debut novel, Into the Sea (Brill, 2020), is a story about the so-called Australian way of life. I am currently working on a second novel, on artificial artificial intelligence and machine yearning.