Presentations and Talks

Invited Talks

‘Digital Kinematics: analysing movement and sensation in digital systems and interfaces’, Geomedia Seminar Series, Karlstad University, Sweden, 2020.

‘Habit and practice in digital play’, Interdisciplinary approaches to play workshop, Kings College, London, 2019.

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

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

‘Spatio-temporal Interfaces’, Digital Interfaces Masterclass, Research school for Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘From communities of interpretation to communities of sense’ OpenSpace ‘Spatially thinking’ seminar series, Department of Geography, The Open University, 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, 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, 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, 2010. Available as a podcast.

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

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

Conference Sessions Chaired

Chair of ‘Interface Geographies’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Cardiff, 2018.

Co-chair with Dr Paul Simpson of ‘Post-phenomenological geographies: the politics of social life’, The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Cardiff, 2018.

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, 2016.

Chair of ‘Geography and Post-phenomenology: concepts, methods, futures’ panel session at The annual association of American Geographers, San Francisco, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2008.

Other Presentations

‘Molecular Subjects? On change, form and the spatiality of difference’, Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 2019.

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

‘Credit, debt and decision making in FinTech interface design’, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, 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, 2017.

‘Phase Space: smart objects, air quality and the politics of toxicity’, The annual association of American Geographers, Boston, 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, 2016.

 ‘Digital Interfaces and Debt: affective design, post-phenomenology and high cost short term credit products’ Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Geography and Videogames’. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, 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, 2010.

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