mason headshot.jpg

I’m an author and creative executive interested in emerging cultures and platforms. I've written a bestselling book on the subject: The Pirate’s Dilemma, and I'm finishing up my next one.

I currently serve as head of 1-800-N0TH1NG, a media lab financed by a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, focused on applying game mechanics to new spaces. 

I am @mattmason on Twitter. You can also find me on LinkedIn and Instagram. For speaking enquiries please contact Rachel Moran at Oration Speakers. If you need a bio, click here or visit my Wikipedia page. Anything else, please shoot me an email.


A speech I gave at PopTech recently on how culture happens.

Competing with pirates, and what piracy could look like in the future.

I grew up DJing on pirate radio in London. This is a documentary I made with Vice about that.

Here is an info-graphic novel I made for Penguin with Nicholas Felton, which won best in show at SXSW.

I was the founding Editor-in-Chief of RWD, the largest music magazine by circulation in the UK. Read RWD here.

You can download the digital version of The Pirate's Dilemma as a Bundle here for free. 

I was very involved in the early days UK garage, grime and dubstep. These are some of my favorite tracks: