Dan is Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing in the Department of Computing. He has a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, and prior to academia he worked as Amnesty International's Director of E-communications. His research focuses on the resonances between forms of computational operation and their specific social consequences, especially in relation to machine learning & AI. He is currently writing a book on 'AI for the People' for Bristol University Press.
Teaching and Supervision
- Critical Social Media Practices (PG)
- Ethical Computing (UG)
- Social Media, Crowdsourcing & Citizen Sensing (UG)
Publications and research outputs
Weir, Doug; McQuillan, Daniel and Francis, Robert A.. 2019. Civilian science: the potential of participatory environmental monitoring in areas affected by armed conflicts. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(618), ISSN 0167-6369
McQuillan, Daniel. 2017. The Anthropocene, Resilience and Post-Colonial Computation. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 5(2), pp. 92-109. ISSN 2169-3293
McQuillan, Daniel. 2016. Algorithmic paranoia and the convivial alternative. Big Data & Society, 3(2), ISSN 20539517
Further profile content
Life After COVID-19 The Other Side of Crisis (Bristol University Press)
Book chapter on 'AI after the pandemic'
Propositions for Non-Fascist Living - Tentative and Urgent (MIT Press)
Book chapter on 'Non-fascist AI'
People’s Councils for Ethical Machine Learning
In ' Social Media + Society'
Data Science as Machinic Neoplatonism
In 'Philosophy & Technology'
Algorithmic paranoia and the convivial alternative
In ' Big Data & Society'
Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups
- Goldsmiths Academic Board (elected member)
- Racism in Computing Working Group