IASH-SSPS Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

From September 1 to December 31 I will be Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) School of Social and Political Science (SSPS) Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh for a project on social robots in the Edinburgh area. An office, a stipend, some seminars, and some empirical research. Looking forward to starting... Continue Reading →

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2022: discount, book exhibit

Another virtual book exhibit, another big juicy temporary discount for the How We Became Sensorimotor book. This time, it's the Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2022 and the official virtual book exhibit is here. The details: -Society for Cinema and Media Studies sale: http://z.umn.edu/scms22-40% discount code for SCMS titles: MN89020

‘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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