Charles Pidgeon is OCLW’s Event Administrator and a doctoral student with Oxford University’s English Faculty. His research examines how contemporary writers describe the internet and the experience of being online. What strategies do writers use to make sense of these fast-paced global information systems? What does it mean to be a cognitively bounded and limited individual in an informationally overwhelming work?
Previously, Charles was the producer and part of the writing room for award-winning theatre company Poltergeist (named “one of the UK’s best young theatre companies” by the Guardian; winners of the Samuel French New Play Award 2018 and The Untapped Award 2019). In 2019, he was the winner of Oxford University Dramatic Society's New Writing Festival Award for Best New Play (as co-writer).
He has had writing published in Contemporaries at Post45 (forthcoming), The Oxford Review of Books, Voiceworks Magazine, and Oxford TechTribe. With collaborators at the Oxford Internet Institute, he is helping found The String magazine, which examines how we (should) write about contemporary technology.