About Spalpeen

Spalpeen is written and edited by Conrad Quilty-Harper, an award-winning digital editor. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram or send him an email. He is the co-author of Britannica’s Encyclopedia Infographica, a beautiful and rigorously-researched book about the world told through infographics and data visualisations.

Conrad is UK digital editor at Bloomberg UK, and previously he was the digital editor at New Scientist and editor of GQ.co.uk. Before that he edited the Daily Mirror experimental digital start-up Ampp3d and was the Interactive News Editor of the Daily Telegraph.

He started his career as a journalist at Joystiq.com and Engadget.com, two of the first commercially focused weblogs under Weblogs, Inc., which was eventually sold to AOL. He later went to work at Mahalo.com, a Sequoia- and Elon Musk-backed start-up in Santa Monica, California.

Read a selection of Conrad’s stories

Bloomberg: Elon Musk Also Threatened to Buy My Company. Here’s How We Handled It

New Scientist: daily covid-19 news update published every week day since the start of the pandemic

New Scientist: Awkward truths about Boris Johnson’s praise for UK science and tech

New Scientist: James Lovelock says artificial intelligence is the start of new life

GQ: Why your next car will be electric

GQ: The future of first class travel

GQ: Why Mark Ronson is the Most Stylish Man of the Year

Mirror: Spurious statistics: Amazing charts which show figures can prove anything

Telegraph: 10 ways data is changing the way we live