Tom McCarthy

° 1969

Lives in London (United Kingdom).

Tom McCarthy is a writer and artist. He was born in 1969 and lives in a tower-block in London. Tom grew up in Greenwich, south London, and studied English at New College, Oxford. After a couple of years in Prague in the early 1990s, he lived in Amsterdam as literary editor of the local *Time Out*, and later worked in British television as well as co-editing *Mute* magazine. His work of literary criticism, *Tintin and the Secret of Literature*, was released by Granta Books in June 2006. His ongoing project the [*International Necronautical Society*]( is a semi-fictitious avant-garde network that surfaces through publications, proclamations, denunciations and live events. In 2003 the INS broke into the BBC website and inserted propaganda into its source-code. The following year, they set up a broadcasting unit at the ICA from which more than forty ‘agents’ generated non-stop poem-codes which were transmitted over FM radio in London and by internet to collaborating radio stations around the world. Tom McCarthy has also tutored and lectured at various institutions including the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins School of Art, the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College and Southern California Institute of Architecture.

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