Astra Taylor is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and activist. Her films include Zizek!, a feature documentary about the world’s most outrageous philosopher, which was broadcast on the Sundance Channel, and Examined Life, a series of excursions with contemporary thinkers. Taylor’s writing has appeared in The Nation, the London Review of Books, n+1, The Baffler magazine, and other publications and she is the editor of Examined Life and co-editor of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America. Taylor helped spearhead the Occupy offshoot Strike Debt and was one of the instigators of the Rolling Jubilee campaign. She lives in New York.