Darren Fleet is a writer, multi-media journalist, and third-year PhD student in Communications at Simon Fraser University. In 2011 he was part of the editorial team at Adbusters magazine that launched the #occupywallstreet meme into the world, sparking his current research direction. Prior to that, he completed his MA in Journalism at UBC and worked as a media trainer with Journalists for Human Rights in Zambia. He’s been published in the UTNE Reader, Adbusters, the Vancouver Sun, the National Observer, the Tyee, Al-Jazeera, and the Globe & Mail, and has given numerous public lectures on art and activism, including at the 2013 Istanbul Biennial of Art. He's interested in degrowth economics, climate change, activist art, cynicism, situationism, subjectivity, post-politics, social movements, faith-based activism, energy humanities, and the mythology of finance. He is co-author of "Meme Wars: the creative destruction of neoclassical economics" (2013, Penguin). In 2015 he was the recipient of a not-so-kind letter from Canada's spy agency. He is currently a research assistant on the SSHRC funded project, the Cultural Politics of Climate Change, with Dr. Shane Gunster.