Presentations and Talks

Invited Talks

‘Mobile payment and high cost credit: smart phone digital interface design and power’, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Department of Film and Media, 12th March 2019.

‘Phase Space: geography and the politics of smart objects’, Sheffield University, Department of Geography, 5th February 2019.

‘Phase Space: geography and the politics of smart objects’, LSE, Department of Geography, 28th January 2019.

‘A Post-phenomenological method for researching digital interfaces’ Digital Methods workshop, Durham University, 24th October 2018.

‘Interface Methods: a post-phenomenological approach to investigating digital objects’ ESRC research methods festival, Bath University, 4th July 2018.

‘Phase Media: space, time and smart objects’ Keynote at Sensing media environments conference, Siegen University, 14th June 2018.

‘Digital Objects, Tertiary Retention and Atmospheric Memory’, Media and Tertiary Retention Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, 7th October 2017.

‘Automation, in-attention and the accident: phases and the ethics of autonomous vehicles’, Automation and (In)Attention’ workshop, Digital Humanities Lab, Sussex University, Brighton 8th June 2017.

‘Phase Objects: geography, spatial media and the politics of smart devices’, Department of Geography, Kentucky University, Lexington, 12th April 2017.

‘Digital Interfaces and Debt’, Debt in the twenty-first century: Challenges, politics and new frontiers workshop, Bristol University, Bristol, 29th March 2017.

‘Atmosphere and Memory’ Space Practice Knowledge Workshop, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 24th November 2016.

‘Phase Media: smart objects and everyday life’ Kings College, London, 21st November 2016.

‘The Interface Envelope’ Future Imaginaries Keynote, London Design Week, Central Saint Martins College, London, 21st September 2016.

‘Digital Interfaces and Debt: algorithms and mobile media’ Living with Algorithms workshop, Royal Holloway, Bedford Square, London, 9th June 2016.

‘Framing research through Simondon’ Researching Alternative Worlds: New political orientations in Geography workshop, Bristol University, 27th April 2016.

‘Interfaces, Consciousness and Attention’ Streams of Consciousness:
Data, Cognition and Intelligent Devices, ESRC conference plenary speaker, Warwick University 21st April 2016.

‘Digital Interfaces and Debt: affective design, post-phenomenology and high cost short term credit products’, The annual association of American Geographers, San Francisco, 29th March 2016.

‘The Interface Envelope’ Digital Humanities: Postgraduate seminar and Reading Group, Royal Holloway, Bedford Square, London, 16th February 2016.

‘Digital Methods: Objects and Post-phenomenology’ Digital Geographies, The 7th Doreen Massey Annual Event, The Open University, 24th March 2015.

‘Objects, Practice and Affect: a response to Graham Harman’ Behaviour Change and Psychological Governance ESRC Seminar Series, Durham University, 16th December 2014.

‘The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Power and Space-time’, Exeter University, Department of Geography Seminar Series, 4th December 2014.

‘The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Power and Space-time’, Oxford University, School of Geography and Environment Seminar Series, 4th November 2014.

‘The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Power and Space-time’, Manchester University, Geography Department Seminar Series 1st October 2014.

‘Theorising Studio Space: Spheres and Involution in a Videogame Design Studio’, Berlin Social Science Research Centre (WZB), Studio Spaces Workshop, 17th July 2014.

‘Atmospheric Memory: Digital Mapping and Being-in the City’, Jesus College, Oxford University, ERC Charting the Digital Workshop, 28th May 2014.

‘Military videogames, affect and the quantification of care’, Newcastle University, Human Geography Seminar Series, 7th May 2014.

‘Becoming Attuned: post-phenomenology and embodied methodology’, University of the West of England, Post-phenomenology methods workshop, 1st April 2014. Available as a podcast.

‘Atmospheric Methodologies: approaches for studying affects, bodies and materiality’, Aberystwyth University, Dialogues in Human Geography seminar series, 13th February 2014.

‘Affective Architecture, videogames and scripting the social’, The Building Centre, London, ESRC Affective Architectures event, 31st August 2013.

‘Technicity as a theory and method for studying micro-temporal practices’, AHRC Festival for studying perceptions of time. Edinburgh University, June 26th 2013. Available as an online presentation.

‘Affect and the Management of Care in videogame statistical systems’, Royal Holloway, Geography seminar series, 15th January 2013.

‘Attention, videogames and the retentional economies of affective amplification’, Durham University, Geography seminar series, 26th October 2011.

‘Technologies of captivation: videogames and the attunement of affect’, Sunderland University, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies Research Centre seminar series, 7th March 2011.

‘From Communities of Interpretation to Communities of Sense: Modern Warfare 2 and the ecotechnics of community’ Exeter University, Department of Geography Seminar series, 20th January 2011.

‘Commodifying Affect: Videogames and the technics of affective amplification’ Newcastle University, Politics Department ‘New Voices’ seminar series, 17th November 2010.

‘From communities of interpretation to communities of sense’ OpenSpace ‘Spatially thinking’ seminar series, Department of Geography, The Open University, 10th November 2010.

‘Intensive Spaces, Captivated Bodies: Call of Duty 4 and the shifting nature of embodied attunement’ at the Human Centred Computing Seminar Series, The Open University, 10th August 2010.

‘Teleplastic technologies: theorising gesture at the interface in videogaming’ at the Gesture, Play, Technology Symposium held at the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of West England, 17th May 2010.

‘Architectures of affect: anticipating and manipulating the event in practices of videogame design and testing’ at the Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance, The Open University, 13th April 2010. Available as a podcast.

‘Emerging Spatialities of the Visual’ at the Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol, 16th January 2009.

‘Video Games, Spatial Design and Digital Culture’ at the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Development, The Open University, 19th May 2009.

Conference Sessions Chaired

Co-chair with Dr Paul Simpson of ‘Post-phenomenological Geographies: methods and styles of researching and writing the human’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, 31st August 2016.

Chair of ‘Geography and Post-phenomenology: concepts, methods, futures’ panel session at The annual association of American Geographers, San Francisco, 1st April 2016.

Co-chair with Dr Sam Kinsley and Dr Matt Wilson of ‘Economies of Contribution’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2013.

Co-chair with Dr Paul Simpson of ‘Geography and Postphenomenology’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Edinburgh, June 2012.

Co-chair with Dr Mark Paterson and Dr Jessica Pykett of ‘Plasticities: the place of critical of neuroscience, materialities and behaviors’. The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2011.

Co-chair with Dr Sam Kinsley of ‘The promise and problematic of technology: (re)thinking bodies, spaces and times’. The annual conference of Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2008.

Other Presentations

‘Author Meets Critics: James Ash’s Phase Media: Space, Time and the Politics of Smart Objects, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, 13th April 2018.

‘Credit, debt and decision making in FinTech interface design’, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, 13th April 2018.

‘Digital Methods: a post-phenomenological approach for studying embodied responses to interfaces, websites and apps’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, 1st September 2017.

‘Phase Space: smart objects, air quality and the politics of toxicity’, The annual association of American Geographers, Boston, 13th April 2017.

‘Post-phenomenological Methodologies: Attunements and experiences’ with Dr Paul Simpson, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, 31st August 2016.

‘Atmospheric Memory’. The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Exeter, 3rd September 2015.

‘Atmospheric Methods’. Presented at the The annual association of American Geographers, Chicago, 20th April 2015.

‘Becoming attuned: speculative realism and embodied methodology’.  The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2014.

‘Resolutions of Sense: interfaces, mediation and phenomenology’. Presented at Conditions of Mediation, International Communication Association pre-conference, Birkbeck, 17th June 2013.

‘Technology, Memory and Space-times of the Non-human’. Presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles 13th April 2013.

‘Call of Duty Elite, affect and the quantification of battle’. Presented at subjects of Affect workshop, Newcastle University 19th June 2012.

‘Online Statistical Systems and Battlespace’. Presented at the British International Studies Association conference, Edinburgh June 2012.

‘Geography and Videogames’. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York 28th February 2012.

‘Architectures of affect? rethinking rationality in light of distributed cognition’ at the annual conference of Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, 2nd September 2010.

‘Playing with cognition: Video games design and the techniques of play’. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, April 2008.

‘The ecology of technics: Touch and the practice of being human’. Presented at the annual conference of Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2007.

‘The brain is also a screen: Theorising screen technologies through Heidegger, Deleuze and Stiegler’. Presented at the Doing Theory Workshop, University of Bristol, 2007.

‘Embodiment, practice and the video game’. Presented at the Wessex Postgraduate conference, 2006.

‘Video games and metaphors of spatiality’. Presented at the ‘Creativity: word, concept and practice’ workshop, University of Bristol, 2005.