‘Intimate Listening’: paper for Emotional Geographies conference 2015

Katy Bennet from the University of Leicester approached me months ago to speak at the 'Emotional Geographies' conference in Edinburgh in June. I went to the first ever Emotional Geographies conference in Lancaster back in 2003, and Katy's session is about Listening, so I said yes. It was an opportunity to work on some of... Continue Reading →

Talk on robots as ‘companion species’ at Carnegie Mellon, Jan 14th

So my next upcoming talk is at Carnegie Mellon University, at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, on January 14th, 4-5.30pm. Link on the CMU website is here. Here is the title and abstract: Robots as ‘companion species’? Designing for disability and the mixed spaces of human-robot interactions There is a burgeoning ecology of robots as “machines... Continue Reading →

Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) in NY: January 19th

Short notice, but I'm speaking at an art-science event in New York on the 19th. LASER is part of the beautiful, sprawling Leonardo project that encompasses a journal, book series, and other events. LASER stands for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous. The official website blurb is here but the relevant section I paste below: LevyArts 40 E 19th... Continue Reading →

Upcoming talk at CIQR, Duquesne University: ‘On inner touch and the moving body’

Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR -- "seeker": http://www.duq.edu/ciqr/) Date: December 5 (Thurs.), 4:30-6:00, Berger Gallery (207 College Hall), Duquesne University Update: A video of the talk is available on the Duquesne website and can be streamed here Abstract: A series of neurological findings in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries began to chart sensations... Continue Reading →

Paper accepted for SPHS 2013 on ‘motricity’ in Merleau-Ponty

The Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS), whose conference runs after SPEP (Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy), have accepted my paper on concepts of movement in Merleau-Ponty. The paper is entitled: The ‘handmaid of consciousness’? On the role of early neurophysiology in Merleau-Ponty’s motricity.  Merleau-Ponty's concept of bodily movement in Phenomenology of... Continue Reading →

A talk at the Einstein Forum, Berlin Jan 31st

The Einstein Forum based in Potsdam, near Berlin, has asked me to contribute an evening lecture ahead of a full day's discussion, a symposium, about touch. Fantastic stuff, and you can read more about the event here. It includes Martin Grunwald, from the Haptik Lab in Leipzig, whose research concentrates on the psychological and neurological aspects of haptic... Continue Reading →

The after-life of phenomenology

Months ago I was invited to speak at an event in a seminar series at Northwestern University, Illinois. The title of the series: The After-life of Phenomenology. So how could I refuse? So on October 27th I flew out to deliver the paper. It turns out there aren't many phenomenologists there any more, but some... Continue Reading →

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