Mike is the guest curator of Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition Bedlam: the asylum and beyond.
His accompanying book, This Way Madness Lies, is published by Thames & Hudson.
His previous book, The Influencing Machine, is out in paperback and on Kindle. It’s published in the US under the title A Visionary Madness. (Here’s a recent article outlining the story, and a short animated film of the Air Loom which he co-scripted.)
He reviews regularly for the London Review of Books (free access pieces on madness and revolution, memory and hallucinations), the Wall Street Journal and the Literary Review (free access piece on Philip K. Dick).
He has contributed chapters and introductions to recent books including Literature and Intoxication, Oh Excellent Air Bag, Bore Hole, Art in the Age of… and The Neuropsychiatric Complications of Stimulant Abuse.
Emperors of Dreams (originally published in 2000) is back in print in a new, fully revised and updated edition.