Sadie Plant

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Sadie Plant
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Plant in 2012
Born (1964-03-16) 16 March 1964 (age 56)
Birmingham, England
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
OccupationPhilosopher, author, scholar
Known for
  • The Most Radical Gesture
  • Zeroes + Ones
  • Writing on Drugs

Sadie Plant (born Sarah Jane Plant;[1] 16 March 1964 in Birmingham, England[2]) is a British philosopher, cultural theorist, and author.[2]


She earned her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Manchester in 1989 and subsequently taught at the University of Birmingham's Department of Cultural Studies (formerly the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies) before going on to found the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit with colleague Nick Land at the University of Warwick, where she was a faculty member.[3][4] Her original research was related to the Situationist International before turning to the social and political potential of cyber-technology. Her writing in the 1990s would prove influential in the development of cyberfeminism.[5]


Sadie Plant left the University of Warwick in 1997 to write full-time. She published a cultural history of drug use and control, and a report on the social effects of mobile phones, as well as articles in publications as varied as the Financial Times, Wired, Blueprint, and Dazed and Confused. She published the book Zeros + Ones in 1997, in which she reveals how women's role in programming has been overlooked. She was interviewed as one of the 'People to Watch' in the Winter 2000–2001 issue of Time.


  • The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International in a Postmodern Age (1992, Routledge) ISBN 0-415-06222-5
  • Zeroes + Ones : Digital Women and the New Technoculture (1997, Doubleday) ISBN 0-385-48260-4
  • Writing on Drugs (1999, Faber and Faber) ISBN 0-571-19616-0


  1. ^ "Sadie Plant Contact". Sadie Plant. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sadie Plant". British Council. 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. ^ Mackay, Robin (27 February 2013). "Nick Land: an experiment in inhumanism". Umelec Magazine. Divus.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1999). ""Renegade Academia" unpublished feature for Lingua Franca". Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  5. ^ Guertin, Carolyn (2003). Quantum feminist mnemotechnics: the archival text, electronic narrative and the limits of memory (PhD thesis). University of Alberta. OCLC 234362574. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016.

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