October 26th 2022. Beyond the bifurcation of nature: Rethinking aesthetics in contemporary knowledge practices. With Melanie Sehgal. Kolloquium zur Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung. Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
October 8th 2021. Compossiblities of a Never Event. Re-thinking and experimenting with participatory research practices and design through the speculative and ontological turn. 4S Annual Meeting 2021. Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds. Toronto.
November 18th 2020. Speculative Research & Energy Futures (Investigación especulativa y futuros energéticos). Seminario SDT 14. Facultad de Architecture, Diseño y Estudio Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Catôlica de Chile. With commentary by Delfina Fantini va Ditmar and chaired by Martin Tironi.
Friday 26th June 2020. The Aesthetics of a Never Event: Prehensions and Clinical Malpractice. Adventures in Aesthetics: Rethinking Aesthetics Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature. Thursday 25th June – Wednesday 1st July. Goldsmiths, University of London.
January 23rd 2020. Engaging Energy Communities: Three Techniques of Participation. Living Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research on Living Materials, 22nd – 23rd January, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University.
February 19th 2018. Aesthetics & Affect: Engaging Energy Communities. Intimate Entanglements, 19th–20th February, York Medical Society, The Sociological Review.
September 18th 2017. Aesthetics & Engagement with Energy Communities. Experiments in Evaluation. 18–19th September, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University.
September 2nd 2016. Energy and Aesthetic Experience: Engaging Communities of Despair. In 4S/EASST 2016: Science and technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures. Barcelona.
June 2016. Introduction: Aesthetics, Cosmopolitics and Design. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society – Future-Focused Thinking, Volume 3, pp 873-879, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.509, ISSN 2398-3132. Brighton University.
March 16th 2016. Designing Research Devices: Speculative Method and Energy-demand Reduction. Lecture given at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), Social Sciences, University of Warwick.
October 14th 2014. Doing Speculation to Curtail Speculation (co-author Mike Michael), Symposium Presentation Given at ‘Experience as Evidence? A Symposium on the Sciences of Subjectivity in Healthcare, Policy and Practice‘, University of Oxford.
May 29th-30th, 2014, Speculative method and Twitter: Bots, energy and three conceptual characters (co-author Mike Michael & Matthew Plummer-Fernandez) Inventing the Social: Celebrating 10 years of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process. Conference organised with Noortje Marres & Michael Guggenheim.
May 3rd 2014. Doing Speculation to Curtail Speculation (co-author Mike Michael). Speculation and Speculative Research Workshop, Unit of Play, Goldsmiths, University of London (Workshop organised by Jennifer Gabrys, Marsha Rosengarten, Martin Savransky & Alex Wilkie).
April 25th 2014. ‘Speculative Method and Twitter: Bots, Energy and Three Conceptual Characters‘, Conference Paper Presented at the Panel ‘Speculation in Social Science: Novel Methods for Re-Inventing Problems, British Sociological Association Annual Conference.
June 17th 2013. Designing the Future: Cosmopolitical Interventions, Organised by Alex Wilkie, Nina Wakeford and Michael Guggenheim and part of the ‘Austerity Futures: Imagining and materialising the future in an ‘age of austerity‘ ESRC seminar series.
December 19th 2013. Energy Babble and Speculative Method. Invited TECUSO Research Seminar, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
June 9th 2012 ‘Critical Pathways in Design Anthropology‘, Panel Discussant, Royal Anthropological Institute Conference ‘Anthropology in the World‘, The British Museum, London.
June 1st 2012 ‘Noisy Engagements‘. Keynote given at the one-day workshop ‘Participatory Moves as Parasitic Relations in Senior Healthcare‘, ITU Copenhagen, Denmark.
February 3rd 2012 ‘Upside Down, Inside Out’: A Back-to-Front Reading, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
September 27th 2011 Prototyping and the Prospects of Obesity. Presentation at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona.
June 28th 2011 User Involvement In Design: Some Implications from the Field, Conference Paper Presented at: ‘How’s My Feedback: The Technology and Politics of Evaluation’, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
February 16th 2011 Actor-Network Theory in Arts and Humanities Research, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London.
June 16th 2011 Speculative Design & Science and Technology Studies, Design & The Social Seminar Series, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schoolsof Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen.
November 4th & 5th 2010 Prototyping the Prospects of Obesity in Prototyping Cultures: Social Experimentation, Do-It-Yourself Science and Beta-Knowledge, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC) and Medialab-Prado Madrid.
September 24th 2010 Making and Opening: Entangling Design and Social Science, Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London.
November 20th 2009 Controversy and Publics: Mapping Issue Networks, Workshop, Design of Organizational IT Faculty, IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
October 27th 2009 Mapping Issues, Topics and Controversies, Bringing New Developments in the Social Sciences into Design Education, Seminar,Manchester School of Architecture, The University of Manchester.
October 14th 2009 Attaching Ethnographic Users to Objects, The Objects of Design and Social Science Science Seminar Series, Interaction Research Studio, Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London.
October 2009 – April 2010 The Objects of Design and Social Science, Design and Social Science Seminar Series. Organized with Bill Gaver, Mike Michael & Tobie Kerride on behalf of CSISP, Department of Sociology & the Interaction Research Studio seminar series, Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London.
April 2009: Visiting Critic, Media Design Program graduate thesis review, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, California.
April 2009: Designing for Controversy. Seminar given at the Department of Design, Media and Arts, The School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles.
November 2008: Made in Criticalland: Designing Matters of Concern. Seminar given at the Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen.
November 2008: Users, Expectations and Design. Lecture given at theDanmarks Designskole, Copenhagen.
May 2008: Mapping Societies. Lecture given at Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London.
April 2008. The ‘Workaround’ as a Social Relation. With UCHRI-UCI,Anthropology and Intel. Centre for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine, USA.
January 2008. Prospecting Users: User-centered Design and Commerical social Science. Seminar given as part of the Design and Social Science series, CSISP, Goldsmiths, University of London.
June 2007. Negotiating the future. Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). University of Oslo.
May 2006-October 2006. Ethnographic fieldwork of user-centered designers and related innovation actors. Hillsboro, Oregon, USA.
May/June 2004. Inside & Outside Markets. Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation (CSI), École Des Mines, Paris.
October 2003. Re-visiting the ‘User’. Presentation to the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), Design Council, London.
June 2003. Following the Displacement of Politics on the Web. CSISP, Goldsmiths. With Richard Rogers, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam & Govcomorg Foundation, Amsterdam. Noortje Marres, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam.
October 2000. Preferred Placement: The Hit Economy, Hyperlink Diplomacy and Web. Theatrum Anatomicum, de Waag, Society for Old and New Media Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam.