Scott is Research Associate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. His main area of research is online culture: his PhD thesis, ‘Meme Theory’—also at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies—investigates the internet meme as both a form of cultural production and as a form of circulating media that challenges our capacity to theorise it. More broadly, Scott is interested in the politics and (everyday) aesthetics of online cultures and in applying methods, like historical epistemology, to question and extend our media-theoretical practices. He also maintains a research interest in the chemical element lithium, analysing how its psychopharmacological and chemical effects mediate bodies and environments. Scott has also worked in Associate Lecturer roles in media courses at CIM, Warwick; Winchester School of Art; London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London; and The University of Melbourne.
For the People Like You project, he’ll be assisting Professor Celia Lury’s investigations of personalisation in digital culture.