Robert Butler is a writer, specialising in two subjects – the arts and the environment. He has been the drama critic of the Independent on Sunday, the online editor of the Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine, the ‘Going Green’ columnist for Intelligent Life and co-editor of the Ashden Directory of Environment and Performance. His book publications include The Art of Darkness (Oberon) and The Alchemist Exposed (Oberon). He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Open University. He is co-initiator of the Culture and Climate Change publication series with Renata Tyszczuk and Joe Smith and co-edited Recordings and Narratives.