‘his voice’ at Other Codes / Cóid Eile, NUI Galway on May 12

I will present ‘his voice’ as part of the programme of Other Codes / Cóid Eile –  Digital Literatures in Context at National University of Ireland, Galway, 11-12 May 2017. The conference is hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies. This two-day event is the first Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference.


The schedule is online here.

Digital media technologies have forced us to reconsider the significance of geographical and cultural borders in social and artistic interaction. As Hudson and Zimmerman (2015) argue, “New media ecologies produce transnational environments, where physical and bodily location simultaneously matters and doesn’t matter”. Texts and images are circulated between groups and individuals in specific cultural and geographical contexts, yet they simultaneously enable the forging of networked virtual communities around shared experiences and interests. (from Other Codes website)

presentation at Beyond Words conference 2017

On March 15th I will present ‘after alert catchers: a report on an other (than) worded event’ at the Beyond Words conference 2017 at Plymouth University. The conference is the culmination of an AHRC funded research project that explored relations of arts to health and wellbeing.

My paper discusses the ‘alert catchers’ project by artists Gabby Hoad, Susie David and Megan Calver at Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve in 2016. I make connections between the artists’ practices and questions of networks, of scoring, and of naming. References are made to work by Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, Jane Bennett and Kathleen Stewart.