Sensorimotor book featured in SLSA and 4S conference collections

The Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA) conference in late September and early October, plus the 4S (Society for the Social Study of Science) conference early October both had virtual book exhibits. University of Minnesota Press featured my upcoming How We Became Sensorimotor book in their collections for the book exhibits. There is... Continue Reading →

How We Became Sensorimotor: Book Available to Pre-order

My new book with University of Minnesota Press, How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation will be published in October 2021, and is now available to pre-order. You can preorder it from the publisher themselves, or the usual book retail outlets including Amazon US and UK, and the Book Depository (which has free worldwide delivery).... Continue Reading →

‘Designing the Robot Body: Critical Perspectives on Affective Embodied Interaction’ Special Issue

What follows is an announcement that my coeditors and I have had our special issue proposal for the journal Transactions in Human-Robot Interaction accepted by the editors. We have a Call for Papers - do join us! Guest Editors: Mark Paterson (University of Pittsburgh), Guy Hoffman (Cornell University), Caroline Yan Zheng (Royal College of Art) Rationale... Continue Reading →

more than human touch: workshop

material encounters: a workshop on more than human touch This is a British Academy funded Workshop around robotics and care organized by Amelia DeFalco (Medical Humanities, University of Leeds) and Aimee van Wynsberghe (Robot Ethics, Delft University, Foundation for Responsible Robotics). They asked me to speak, and my paper will be “Sensational Interactions with ‘Sociable... Continue Reading →

Affect & Embodiment in Human Robot Interaction

'Affect and Embodiment in HRI' Workshop accepted for 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Cambridge, UK, March 23-26, 2020 Along with Cherie Lacey, Lecturer in Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, and Caroline Yan Zheng, PhD candidate & visiting lecturer at Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, our workshop 'Affect and... Continue Reading →

‘Work Forces’ Workshop: automation and the transformation of labour

The following text was one of the outcomes of the 'Work Forces' week-long workshop run by the History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and in which I was fortunate enough to participate... The ‘Continuous Miner’. A phrase that has a rhythm, and sounds almost poetic. Like Handel’s famous suite... Continue Reading →

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