Oscar Schwartz is a writer, researcher and teacher in Darwin, Australia. He is interested in how the entanglements of technology, society and culture change the way we think about purpose, value, and humanness.
Previously, he was a doctoral candidate at Monash University. His thesis investigated the long history of algorithms that generate literature, from ancient divination rituals to automated poetic bots on Twitter.
Currently, he's writing a book about what it means to be replaced by machines as workers, carers, companions, decision-makers, or even as a species. This will be published as a book by Scribe within the next few years.
Oscar also has a book of poetry called The Honeymoon Stage published this year Giramondo.