Sumit Paul-Choudhury

Staff details

Sumit Paul-Choudhury


Visiting Research Fellow




S.Paul-Choudhury (

Sumit is a writer and entrepreneur interested in the commercial and recreational applications of creative computing.

Sumit Paul-Choudhury is a writer, technologist and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Alternity, a creative studio which explores alternative histories, social experiments and speculative futures. Trained as a physicist at Imperial College, he subsequently turned to journalism and spent fifteen years writing about finance and technology in London and New York before returning to science in 2008. Between 2011 and 2017 he edited New Scientist, the world’s most popular science weekly. He was the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Arc and the founding creative director for New Scientist Live. At Goldsmiths, he is exploring the commercial, scientific and recreational applications of creative computing.

Academic qualifications

  • Physics B.Sc. Hons. ARCS, Imperial College 1992
  • Mathematics M.Sc., Queen Mary & Westfield 1994
  • M.Sc. Sloan Fellowship in Strategy & Leadership, London Business School 2018