I’m doing a talk about animism at From the Woods: A Night on Animism and the Environment. Part of the Light and Shadow salon at the wonderful Horse Hospital near Russell Square in London, Thursday 27 October (7pm for a 7.30 start, £5 on the door). Hosted by Chiara Ambrosio, I’ll be appearing alongside art from Raksha Patel and Simon Mullen, and sound performance from Rot of the Stars (aka Jo Roberts and Mark Pilkington). My talk will evolve the ideas in North, discussing the psychology of animism and artificial intelligence, ranging widely over indigenous spirituality, the Jungian anima, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Join us!