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About The Dial

The Dial is a revival of a Transcendentalist publication from the turn of the century, which Ralph Waldo Emerson described in an introductory essay as “a Journal so broad & great in its survey that it should lead the opinion of this generation on every great interest,” where writers “shall bruise each the other’s whims by the collision” of their ideas.

Our goal is to become a leading platform for serious analysis and commentary on the future of power and its manifestations in culture, politics and the global economy. We hope to explore ideas that test established notions of economic and political power, without becoming enamoured with new forms of power (e.g, technological or scientific), and which embrace a post-work economy, in which human value is not equated with productivity, and in which automation is a tool for liberation rather than economic inequality.

The Dial is committed to full independence. We are run by a small team of volunteers and we are entirely self-funded.

If you would like to get in touch, please write to one of our team members at the email addresses listed below or email And please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where you can engage in discussion about our articles.


Ziyaad Bhorat

Editor, Ideology, Identity and Crisis Politics

Ziyaad was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he completed an MSc in African Studies and his MBA, before moving to Los Angeles to study film production. He is currently working towards his PhD in political science at UCLA.

Tim Farnam


Tim is a developer and journalist working at the intersection of storytelling and technology. He is the founder of Codex Press. Previously, he was a staff writer for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, where he covered politics, campaign finance, lobbying and congressional ethics.

Coco Masters

Co-Founder, Publisher

Coco graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism before working as a reporter and, eventually, Tokyo bureau chief at Time Magazine. She currently works as a Chief Producer and Content Manager for a major international automotive company.

Hannah Rose Woods

Editor, Culture, Feminism and Higher Education

Hannah is currently finishing a PhD in cultural history at the University of Cambridge. She researches urban history, emotions, and cultures of drug taking and intoxication. She has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian, and Elle Magazine.

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