Invited Lectures and Talks

“The Forest that Walks: Digital Fieldwork and Distributions of Site.” Presentation for “Media Ecologies” seminar series. Center for Comparative Media. Columbia University, USA (Forthcoming — 25 February 2022).

“Sensed Landscapes (Mapping Change).” Presentation for multi-day symposium “Instruments of Change.” EMLab. University of Pennsylvania, USA (Forthcoming — 15 February 2022).

“Being Planetary as Praxis.” Presentation for the “Narratives for Earth” session of “Constellations for Futures: Stories on Ecology, Kinship and Sciences.” La Loge and Goethe-Institut Brussels, Belgium (3 December 2021).

Sensing Smart Forests.” Presentation for “Sentience.” Centre for Sensory Studies and Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. Concordia University, Canada (2 December 2021).

Data Citizens and the Right to Data.” Presentation for Centre for Data, Culture, and Society. University of Edinburgh, UK (24 November 2021).

“Interrogating Global Traces of Infrastructure.” Panel discussion for the “Digital Humanities and Critical Infrastructure Studies” workshop. King’s Digital Lab, King’s College Department of Digital Humanities, and Critical Infrastructures Studies Initiative. King’s College London, UK (18 November 2021).

“AI for Earth: Investigating the Social Consequences of Environmental Technologies.” Keynote for Cambridge Zero Research Symposia: AI & Sustainability. University of Cambridge, UK (17 November 2021).

“Smart Forests and the Vegetalization of Digital Technologies.” Keynote for Humlab’s 20th anniversary conference “Digital Transformations: The  Humanities in Challenging Times.” Umeå University, Sweden (17 November 2021).

Sensing Smart Forests.” Presentation for “Human Entities 2021: Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” CADA, Lisbon, Portugal (21 October 2021).

“The Internet of Trees,” lecture, “The Posthuman and New Materialism,” summer school, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (23 August 2021)

“The Forest that Walks,” presentation, “Parallel Ecologies: A Symposium on Art, Media and Environments,” University of Oslo and Kunstnernes Hus, Norway (24 June 2021)

Smart Forests,” panel presentation and discussion for “Prototyping AI Ethics Futures: Data, AI and Environment,” Just AI initiative, Ada Lovelace Institute, UK (22 June 2021)

“Citizen Infrastructures,” presentation, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), lunchtime seminar for policy fellows, University of Cambridge, UK (9 June 2021)

“Phyto-Sensor Toolkit: Cultivating the Swamps of Urban Air,” presentation and discussion for the performative book pre-launch, “Terrestrial University: Swamps and the New Imagination,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (13 May 2021)

Programming Nature as Infrastructure in the Smart Forest City,” keynote, Digital Ecologies workshop, University of Cambridge (29 March 2021)

Vegetal Sensors: How to Construct Air Quality Gardens,” Myles H. Thaler Memorial Lecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA (11 March 2021)

Particle Stories,” panel contribution, for The Long 2020 collection, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (19 February 2021)

“Citizen Engagement in Air Pollution: Transforming Social, Scientific and Technical Research,” presentation, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Social Research and Air Quality workshop (26 January 2021)

“From Citizen Sensing to Citizen Design,” presentation, “Green Recovery: Citizen Science for Environmental Policymaking,” joint workshop with UNEP Argentina and Centre for Science and Policy (CSAP), University of Cambridge, UK (29 October 2020)

How to Do Things with Sensors,” keynote and “Conversation on Ecology and Ethics,” for “Distributed Proximities,” Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), USA (26 October 2020)

“Citizen Data: From Monitoring to Justice,” presentation for the Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) Virtual Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK (21 October 2020)

“From Planetary Sensing to Becoming Planetary,” keynote, “Sentience,” ISEA International, Montreal, Canada (15 October 2020)

“Citizen Initiatives for Environmental Urban Sensing,” ERC grantee presentation, “Turning Contemporary Cities into Smart, Interactive and Safe Urban Living,” Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), Trieste, Italy (4 September 2020)

“Programming the Planet and Reconfiguring Sense,” presentation and seminar discussion of Program Earth, Cambridge Digital Humanities “Open Series,” University of Cambridge, UK (1 July 2020)

“Expertise and Urban Air Pollution,” presentation for the “Citizen Science” seminar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK (11 June 2020)

“Citizen Science,” presentation, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK (28 May 2020)

“Sensing a Moving Planet,” contribution for Critical Zones panel, as part of the exhibition launch, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (22 May 2020)

From Citizen Sensing to Citizen Sciences,” contributor to Citizen Science workshop, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge, UK (24-25 March 2020)

“Sensing Practices,” seminar presentation, SENSING: The Knowledge of Sensitive Media research group, Potsdam University, Germany (31 January 2020)

Atmospheric Citizens: How to Make Breathable Worlds,” public lecture (IKKM Wednesdays) for the IKKM Senior Fellows residency program Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Weimar, Germany (29 January 2020)

“Citizen Sensing and Practices of World-making,” presentation for the IKKM Laboratory, as part of the Senior Fellows residency, Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Weimar, Germany (17 January 2020)

“Data Citizens and the Right to Data,” contributor for Data Politics book launch, Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK (11 November 2019)

“Air Quality Gardens and Citizen Toolkits for the Built Environment,” Kingston Citizens’ Assembly on Air Quality, Kingston, London, UK (10 November 2019)

“Citizen Sensing and Air Quality Data,” presentation to the Social Sciences Expert Group (SSEG), Defra, UK (5 November 2019)

“A Media Ecology of Particulate Matter,” contribution for “Media Ecology,” Columbia University, New York City, USA (24-25 October 2019)

“Environmental Sensing and Citizen Sense,” presentation for “Sensors Day,” hosted by the EPSRC Sensors Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), University of Cambridge, UK (10 October 2019)

“How to Do Things with Sensors,” invited seminar presentation for L’atelier interdisciplinaire de recherches sur l’environnement (AIRE), Sciences Po, Paris, France (30 September 2019)

“Urban Sensing,” contributor to “Air Pollution, Toxicity and Local Agency” workshop, Critical Ecologies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (27 September 2019)

“Citizen Sensing and Air Pollution,” presentation for Trust and Technology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK (19 September 2019)

“Program Earth: Environmental Sensors and Digital Citizenships,” presentation and session contribution to the “Smart Political Ecologies” Summer School and Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands (30 June – 2 July 2019)

“Sensing Particulate Matter and Transforming Chemical Ecologies,” presentation for “Chemical” workshop, Department of Geography/Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS “Turbulence”), University College London (UCL), UK (6-7 June 2019)

“How to Do Things with Sensors,” keynote for “Making SPAce: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology (SPA) student PGR conference,” University of Exeter, UK (16-17 May 2019)

“Becoming Planetary,” presentation for “Geontopower : Cartographie de la scène européenne de la critique du libéralisme tardif,” Columbia Global Centers, Paris, France (10-12 April 2019)

“Sensing and Participating in Urban Air Pollution,” keynote for the “Take Part” seminar of the Cultures of Participation network, Aarhus University, Denmark (10-11 April 2019)

“Ocean Sensing and Navigating the End of this World,” presentation for “Navigation beyond Vision,” e-flux 10th Anniversary event series with the Harun Farocki Institute, HKW, Berlin, Germany (5-6 April 2019)

“Sensing Haunted Dust,” presentation for “Haunted Machines,” at the Design Museum, London, UK (16 March 2019)

“Instruments and Instrumentality,” presentation for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) seminar, University of Edinburgh, UK (11 March 2019)

“Processing Waste from a Smart(er) Planet,” presentation for the seminar series, “Waste: Histories and Futures,” Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), Rice University, Houston, USA (31 January-2 February 2019)

“A Feeling for Worlds: Encountering Animals as Sensors,” presentation for the “Machine Feeling” Transmediale Workshop with Aarhus University and the Cambridge Digital Humanities programme, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK (15 January 2019)

“From Citizen Sensing to Collective Monitoring,” public lecture, Digital | Visual | Cultural research group, Department of Geography, University of Oxford, UK (7-8 January 2019)

How to Do Things with Sensors,” public lecture and research salon, Technologies in Practice (TiP), IT University (ITU), Copenhagen, Denmark (21-22 November 2018)

Program Earth: From Environmental Sensing to Citizen Sensing,” presentation for the annual John Fekete Distinguished Lecture series, Cultural Studies, Trent University, Canada (1-2 November 2018)

“How to Do Things with Sensors,” Department of Sociology Lunchtime Seminar Series 2018, University of Cambridge, UK (30 October 2018)

“Changing Trajectories of Environmental Research,” presentation for the 25th Anniversary Address (Environment and Planning theme), Global Urban Research Unit (GURU), Newcastle University, UK (17 October 2018)

“Air Walk: Speculative Atmospheres,” invited walk and workshop by Jennifer Gabrys and Francesca Perona for the Design Museum, London, UK (29 September 2018)

“Planetary Media and the Becoming Environmental of Computation,” keynote for the “Digital Cultures” conference, Center for Digital Cultures, Lepuhana University, Germany (19-22 September 2018)

“Citizen Sensing: From Data to Action,” contribution for the “Community Science” panel, Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC), Oakland, California, USA (12-14 September 2018)

Phyto-Sensor Toolkit,” presentation for the Urgent Matters I: Plants, People and Pollution, Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London, UK (12 July 2018)

“Lewisham’s Air Quality,” Citizen Sense talk  for Goldsmiths public engagement event, “People’s University” for Lewisham People’s Day, Catford, UK (7 July 2018)

“Air Pollution and Citizen Sensing,” invited presentation for the Deptford Folk Evelyn 200 First Tuesday John Evelyn Talks, London, UK (3 July 2018)

Phyto-Sensor Toolkit,” presentation as part of the Lithuanian Swamp Pavilion Swamp Summer School, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy (26-30 June 2018)

“Environment as Experiment in Sensing Technology,” presentation for “Sensing Media: Reconfigurations between Technologies, Bodies and Environments,” University of Siegen, Germany (14-15 June 2018)

“The Participatory Platform in the Idiotic City,” presentation for “Prototyping the Idiotic City,” Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (5 June 2018)

Operative Models,” contribution to panel as part of Forensic Architecture exhibition, Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK (7 April 2018)

“Phyto-Sensor Workshop and Walk,” public engagement event on citizen-sensing toolkits for air-quality gardens, by Jennifer Gabrys with Francesca Perona, Museum of London, London, UK (17 March 2018)

Environmental Sensing and Expanded Subjects of Sense,” presentation for the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (19 February 2018)

“Practices and Projects: Citizen Sense,” presentation for Centre for Research Architecture seminar, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (20 November 2017)

A Cosmopolitics of Energy,” presentation for the symposium, “Architecture of Energy,” Architecture, Space and Society Centre, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (3 November 2017)

“Environmental Sensing: Citizen Sense,” presentation for “Reframing Citizen Engagement with Urban Climate Systems,” Parsons Transdisciplinary Design course, New York City, USA (4 October 2017)

Program Earth,” presentation for the colloquium, “Earth Lab: An Investigation of Earth as Laboratory,” University of Westminster, London, UK (30 September 2017)

Re-Calibrating DIY: Practices of Citizen Sensing,” co-presentation with Helen Pritchard and contribution for “The Theatre of Measurement” workshop, as part of “The New Observatory” exhibition, FACT, Liverpool, UK (29 September 2017)

“Making and Unmaking Citizens through Sensing Environments,” keynote presentation for “Making and Unmaking the Environment,” Design History Society (DHS) annual conference, Oslo, Norway (7-9 September 2017)

“Media Environments, Environmental Media,” lecture for “Posthuman Ethics in the Anthropocene” summer school, organized by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (21-25 August 2017)

Citizen Sensing and Environmental Participation,” lecture for “The Participatory Environmental Humanities,” workshop organized by Thom van Dooren, Cameron Holley and Matthew Kearnes, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia (18-19 July 2017)

“Environmental Sensing: Telepathically Urban,” presentation for the Imminent Commons book launch, for the Seoul Biennale 2017, V&A Museum, London, UK (4 July 2017)

“Instrumenting the Planet: Sensing and Actuating Remote Environments and Smart Cities,” presentation for “Remote Control,” Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Cluster of Excellence, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (28-30 June 2017)

“Citizen Sense,” talk for the launch of “The New Observatory” exhibition, FACT, Liverpool, UK (22 June 2017)

“Data Stories and Data Citizenships,” presentation for the “Ethics of Big Data” research group series, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) seminar Cambridge, UK (5 June 2017)

“Citizen Sensing and the Becoming Environmental of Computation,” presentation for the Social Theory Network, co-led by the departments of Media & Communications and Sociology, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK (18 May 2017)

“From Citizen Sensing to Citizen Data,” key presentation for “Toxic Expertise” second annual workshop, University of Warwick, UK (3-4 May 2017)

Citizen Sense: Monitoring and Contesting Environments of Extraction,” keynote presentation and workshop for launch of new Environmental Humanities program, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (19-20 April 2017)

“Capturing Air and Creaturing Data,” presentation for workshop on “Capture,” for the Global Emergent Media Lab, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (14-15 April 2017)

“The Becoming Environmental of Computation,” keynote presentation for “Sensor Publics: The Politics of Sensing and Data Infrastructures” workshop, Munich Centre for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University Munich, Germany (5-7 April 2017)

“Citizen Sense and the Dustbox,” presentation with Lara Houston for “How Do We Get Clean Air for All Londoners?” London’s Living Room, organized by Caroline Russell, City Hall, Greater London Authority, UK (21 March 2017)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Data,” presentation for “Arts and Environment” symposium, Brown Arts Initiative, Brown University, Providence, USA (3-4 March 2017)

“Sensing Environments, Inventing Citizens,” presentation for the “The Noise of Being” conference, Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (23-26 February 2017)

“Environmental Data and Data Citizenships,” presentation for research seminar, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK
(23 February 2017)

“Sensing Air and Creaturing Data,” panelist for <<Data Publics>> international research forum, an Austrian Science Fund research project co-located at the Institute of Art and Design at the Vienna University of Technology and the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (26-28 January 2017)

“Environmental Sensors and Planetary Computerization: Remaking Milieus and Subjects through New Sensing Practices,” keynote presentation for STS Italia Conference, “Sociotechnical Environments,” University of Trento, Italy (24-26 November 2016)

“Animals as Sensors: Machines and Organisms Generating Computational Environments,” keynote presentation for Hybrid Matters final project symposium, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland (24 November 2016)

Sensing Environmental Conflict with Lichens: Bioindication and Expressive Modes of Environmental Politics,” keynote presentation for the “Future Fiction Summit,” Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (22 October 2016)

“Citizen Data and Data Stories as Evidence,” presentation for the “Data Active” kick-off workshop, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (15-16 September 2016)

“The Becoming Environmental of Computation,” presentation for “Ecologies of Existence” symposium, Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany (1-2 July 2016)

Program Earth book launch, Mondbasis, hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany (28 June 2016)

“Automatic Sensing, Environmental Participation and Indeterminate Technology,” contributor to the “Infrastructure and Automatic Participation” panel, Techno-Collectivities, University of Konstanz, Germany (9-11 June 2016)

“Citizen Sense: Inventing New Forms of Environmental Citizenship,” presentation for the panel, “Urban Agenda,” Open Innovation 2.0 Conference, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (23-24 May 2016)

“Environmental Sensing for an Urban Planet,” presentation for the “Urban Anthropocene” workshop, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK (18 May 2016)

“Digital Infrastructures of Withness: Constructing a Speculative Smart City,” presentation for “Streams of Consciousness: Data, Cognition, and Intelligent Devices,” Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick, UK (21-22 April 2016)

“Vegetal Sensing, Bio-Indication, and Expressive Modes of Environmental Politics,” presentation for “Cultivation: Vegetal Lives, Global Systems and the Politics of Planting” seminar, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (18-19 March 2016)

“Re-materializing Toxic Materialities,” panel discussion for “Toxic Materialities: Where Heaven Meets Hell,” Passengerfilms, The Water Poet, London, UK (29 February 2016)

“Planetary Sensing,” presentation for “Terra Bytes” seminar, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (19 February 2016)

“Citizen Sense: Urban Sensing for an Urban Planet,” presentation for Horizon 2020 4th edition conference, as part of ERC=ScienceSquared “Reinventing the Modern City,” Brussels, Belgium (16 February 2016)

“Re-Programming Participation in the Smart City,” presentation for the panel, “Re-Programming the Internet of Things,” Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (5 February 2016)

“Citizen Sense: Participatory Approaches to Air Pollution Monitoring,” presentation for “The Power to Act,” This Happened London, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK  (1 December 2015)

“Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet,”  presentation for the D-Lab Colloquium, Digital Methods Initiative, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (28 October 2015)

“Programming Environments, Programming Sense: Infrastructures of Withness,” presentation for “Controlling Environments,” University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, UK (15 October 2015)

“Citizen Sensing and the Problems and Practices of Citizen-Gathered Data,” presentation for the Low-Cost Instrumentation panel, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration, USA (14 October 2015)

“Sensing Air and Creaturing Data,” presentation for “Datum” panel as part of launch event for Technosphere, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2 October 2015)

“Dreaming Collectives,” dialogue with Clapperton Muvhunga, launch event for “100 Years of Now,” as part of Technosphere, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (30 September 2015)

“Digital Rubbish,” presentation for “Bodies of Planned Obsolescence,” V&A Digital Cultures, The White Building, London, UK (2 July 2015)

“Animals as Sensors: The Problem of Milieus,” presentation and dialogue for “Are We Stewards of the Earth?” Forum for European Philosophy, London School of Economics, UK (22 June 2015)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice,” presentation for “DIY Science,” Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy  (16-17 June 2015)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice,” presentation for ERC panel, “A Toolkit of Genuine Science Stories,” World Conference on Science Journalism, Seoul, South Korea (8-11 June 2015)

“Bio-Sensing and Vegetal Transformations,” presentation for panel on the exhibition, Garden State, Mosaic Rooms, London, UK (28 May 2015)

“Re-thingifying the Internet of Things,” keynote for “From Media to Materialities: Mapping the Afterlife of Digital Technologies,” HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden (20-21 May 2015)

“Petrocultures and Citizen-Based Air-Quality Monitoring,” presentation for “Environmental Futures: Oil, Ecology, Petrocultures,” for Arts Week, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (18 May 2015)

“Pollution Sensing and Fracking: Practices of Citizen-Based Air-Quality Monitoring,” presentation for the Environment Research Group seminar series in the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff University, Wales, UK (28 April 2015)

“Citizen-Based Monitoring of Air Quality at Sites of Shale Gas Production,” presentation for Department of Geography seminar, University College London, UK (24 March 2015)

“Conceptualizing Smart Cities: Sensors, Environmentality and Digital Participation,” presentation for Smart Cities Workshop, Departments of Geography and Sociology, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (23 March 2015)

“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” presentation for “Digital Material Culture” MA course, Birkbeck University, London, UK (11 March 2015)

“Citizen Sensing, Smart Citizens and Rethinking the Problem of Urban Participation,” presentation for “Open Data/Smart Citizens” with the London Media Cities Network, Birkbeck University, London, UK (27 January 2015)

“Citizen Sense: From Digital Utopia to Techo-Political Participation,” presentation for the “Activating the Public Space” panel of “Digital Utopias,” a one-day conference curated by Abandon Normal Devices as a trailblazer event for Hull City of Culture 2017, funded through Arts Council England and Google, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull, UK (20 January 2015)

Participatory Research for Monitoring Air Pollution: Citizen Sensing for Fracking-Related Environmental Concerns,” Citizen Sense presentation by Helen Pritchard co-authored with Jennifer Gabrys, Border Topologies conference, University of Sheffield, UK (26 November 2014)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice,” keynote for the PhD by Design Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (6-7 November 2014)

“Citizen Sensing, Smart Citizens and Rethinking the Problem of Urban Participation,” presentation for “Could Cambridge be a Smarter City,” organized by Collusion for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, UK (30 October 2014)

“Sensing Practices and Environmental Monitoring: Putting Political Technologies to Work,” presentation for Environmental Entanglements: Art, Technology and Natures, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark (28-29 October 2014)

“Sensors and the Computational Experience of Environments,” contribution for “Computers and the Environment” workshop, hosted by UPMC and Paris-Sorbonne, Banyuls sur Mer, France (2-4 October 2014)

“Pollution Sensing: An Opening into Speculative Research and Practice,” presentation at “Transforming Data” workshop, CRESC, Open University, London, UK (25-26 September 2014)

“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart and Sustainable City,” presentation for “Mediating Urban Uncertainty,” London School of Economics, UK (11 September 2014)

“Locating the Idiot in the Smart City: Troubling the Practices of Sensor-Based Citizenship,” presentation, Summer Participatory Information Technology (PIT), Aarhus University, Denmark (12 August 2014)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice,” presentation for “Future Cities” seminar series, Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (23 June 2014)

“Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice,” presentation for “Live Transmissions,” as part of the Transmissions and Entanglements ESRC-seminar series, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (12 June 2014)

Environmental Sensors and Participatory Urbanism: Troubling the Practices of Data-Based Citizenship,” keynote for “Defining the Sensor Society,” a multidisciplinary symposium, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Australia (8-9 May 2014)

“DIY Urbanism and the Emergent City of Sensor-Based Citizenship,” presentation for roundtable,  “Artistic and Cultural Strategies, Technology and Urban Transformations,” Informationsvidenskab & Digital Design, Aarhus University, Denmark (27 March 2014)

Electronic Waste: From Digital Futures to Digital Fossils,” keynote presentation for “When All That Is High-Tech Turns Into Waste” seminar and “Digital Futures” seminar, Lancaster University, UK (27 February 2014)

A More-than-Empirical Materiality: Rethinking the Problem of Electronic Waste,” presentation for “When All That Is High-Tech Turns Into Waste” e-waste seminar, Lancaster University, UK (26-27 February 2014)

“Monitoring Pollution and Speculating about Fracking,” presentation for “Petrocultures” conference, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Montréal, Canada (6-7 February 2014)

“Speculating with Organisms in the Plastisphere,” presentation for the panel An Ecosystem of Excess,,Transmediale afterglow festival, Berlin, Germany (1 February 2014)

“Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” presentation with the Citizen Sense research group, as part of the “Data Practices” Design and Social Science seminar series, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (4 December 2013)

“Digital Fossils, Transformative Geologies: The Materialities of Electronic Waste,” presentation for California College of the Arts (CCA) Four by Four Lecture Series: Design + Art x Science, Oakland, USA (16 October 2013)

“From Ubiquitous Computing to Electronic Waste: Anticipating Environmental Cultures,” presentation for “Mapping Environmental Cultures: Comparative Approaches to Waste in China,” an interdisciplinary conference, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK (16-17 September 2013)

Digital Fossils, and Transformative Geologies: The Processual Materialities of Electronic Waste,” presentation for “Geologies of Value and Vestige,” Centre for Useless Splendour, Contemporary Art Research Centre, Kingston University, Kingston, UK (10 July 2013)

“Sensing the Air and Experimenting with Environmental Citizenship,” presentation for Multimodality Workshop, funded through the ESRC project, “Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction,” a joint venture between the ESRC/EPSRC energy and community projects at Cardiff University and Goldsmiths, University of London, Cardiff City Hall, Wales (4-5 July 2013)

“Tracking Trash and Monitoring Environments: Energy Monitors as Digital Media?” presentation for conference and workshop, “Media Archaeology and Technological Debris,” Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (20-21 June 2013)

Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” presentation for “Smart Cities and Speculative Urbanism,” at Urban Salon, University College London, UK (20 May 2013)

Locating the Idiot in the Smart City,” presentation for the “Social City” in the “Digital Citizen” series of events, organized by Close and Remote, Deptford Lounge, Lewisham Library, London, UK (16 May 2013)

“Salvage Programs and Natural History,” presentation for the Depletion Design panel and book launch, Transmediale (BWPWAP), Berlin, Germany (30 January 2013)

“Digital Materiality in the Smart City,” presentation for “Media Places: Infrastructure, Space, Media” symposium, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden (5-7 December 2012)

“Sensing and Remediating a Garbage Patch,” seminar contributor and discussant for “Genesis and Ontology of Technoscientific Objects,” co-organized by University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne and TU Darmstadt; hosted in Nancy, France (25-28 October 2012)

“Sensing an Experimental Forest,” presentation for Computational Culture launch event, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (22 October 2012)

“Ecological Observatories, Fluctuating Sites and Sensing Subjects,” presentation for “Sense of Planet: The Arts and Ecology at Earth Magnitude,” National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (25 August 2012)

Programming Environments: Politics and Practices of Urban Sensing,” presentation for the Digital Media Research Seminar, co-hosted by the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia (23 August 2012)

Citizen Science and the Politics of Sensing,” speaker (Utrecht) and keynote speaker (Waag) for “The Citizen Scientist on the Move: Digital Play, Politics and Epistemology,” University of Utrecht and Waag Society Amsterdam, The Netherlands (25-27 June 2012)

“Materiality as Process: The Case of Electronic Waste,” presentation for the Ecology, Environment, Culture Network (EECN), an international interdisciplinary research network on media, technology and environment, Trondheim University, Norway (24-25 May 2012)

“The Art of Gathering Environmental Data,” plenary presentation for Pixelache, Helsinki, Finland (12 May 2012)

“Remaking Electronic Waste: Materiality, Process and Creative Intervention,” presentation for Trashlab, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (10 May 2012)

“Global Geographies of Electronic Waste,” participant for “meet the authors” open public discussion at book launch of Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World, held at the Southbank, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (13 March 2012)

“Materializing the Dirt of Electronic Energy,” presentation for “The Invisible Seminar,” Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway (18-19 January 2012)

“Bluebottle Flies, Biodegradability and Urban Matter,” invited presentation for “Insect City,” hosted by Urban Laboratory, University College London, held at Fritz Haeg’s “Animal Estates” exhibition, Arup phase 2, London, UK (25 October 2011)

“Material Politics: Plastic, Carbon, and the Work of the Biodegradable,” co-organizer and speaker for “Accumulation: The Material Ecologies and Economies of Plastic” conference, co-organized by the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP), Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Queensland; held at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (21 June 2011)

“Life in the City,” presentation for Department of Architecture seminar series, University of Sheffield, UK (16 March 2011)

“Moss-Eye View: Life under the Radar,” presentation for “Life Itself,” Visual Cultures conference and workshop, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (28 January 2011)

“Dirt,” presentation for “Object Fair,” Design and Social Science Seminar, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (10 March 2010)

“Arts, Sciences and Researching Environmental Change,” presentation with Kathryn Yusoff / Weather Permitting for AHRC Living with Environmental Change seminar, London, UK (7 April 2009)

“Museum of Failure,” speaker for Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) ‘Design and Social Science’ seminar series, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (5 March 2008)

“Forecast Factory,” presentation and symposium participant for “Polar: Fieldwork and Archive Fever,” British Library, London, UK (19-20 November 2007)

“Modernity and Waste,” panel participant, The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, New York, USA (15 September 2007)

“Atmospheres of Communication,” presentation and panel participant for Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN) symposium, Society for Art and Technology, Montréal, Canada (7 May 2005)

“The Code and Motor of Failure,” presentation for the Interactive Media seminar, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, London, UK (26 April 2005)

“The History of Excess in the Information Age,” presentation for the “Knowledge and Society” seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK (8 February 2005)

“Projects outside Art,” presentation for the panel on “The Virtual Object,” presentation at Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO) conference, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, Canada (18 June 2004)

“D.I.Y. and the Translocal Landscape,” presentation and panel participant for “Local Bits, Global Bytes,” Society for Arts and Technology, Montréal, Canada (16 October 2002)

“Los Angeles River,” presentation and walk organizer for field tour of Hansen Dam, landscape architecture studio, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (2001)

“Temporary Public Art,”presentation and participant for public art discussion, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, USA (2000)

Professional Presentations

“Re-constituting the Sensory Infrastructures of Smart Forests,” conference presentation, “Sense Ecologies” panel, 4S Toronto (6-9 October 2021)

“Sensors and Sensing Practices,” chair of organized roundtable for the launch of the special issue with Science, Technology & Human Values, with contributions from Andrea Ballestero, Helen Pritchard, Endre Dányi, Christelle Gramaglia, and Stefan Helmreich, 4S, New Orleans, USA (4-7 September 2019)

Data Citizens and the Right to Data,” conference presentation for the panel “Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data,” 4S, New Orleans, USA (4-7 September 2019)

“Making Urban Worlds: Involving Citizens, Particles, Sensors and Cities,” invited contribution for the panel “Involving Compounds,” EASST, Lancaster, UK (25-28 July 2018)

“Citizen Sensing, Urban Politics, and Workarounds,” presentation by Lara Houston of co-authored paper with Jennifer Gabrys and Helen Pritchard, for “The Ethnographic Effect: Imagining a Next Generation of Methodological Possibilities” panel, 4S, Boston, USA (30 August-2 September 2017)

“Collaborative Urban Sensing with the ‘Dustbox’ Air Quality Monitor,” presentation by Lara Houston of co-authored material with Jennifer Gabrys and Helen Pritchard for “Making and Doing,” 4S, Boston, USA (30 August-2 September 2017)

“Environmental Exposure and Citizen Sensing: New Modes of Monitoring, New Modes of Politics,” presentation by Helen Pritchard of paper co-authored with Jennifer Gabrys for the symposium, “Exposure Science Meets Social Science: Tools for the Effective Communication of the Health Risks Associated with Air Pollution Exposure and Implications for Policy Development,” International Society for Exposure Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands (9-13 October 2016)

“Instruments and Instrumentality,” conference presentation with Helen Pritchard for the five-panel track, “New Collective Practices of Measurement, Monitoring and Evidence,” co-organized with Evelyn Ruppert and Dan Neyland, 4S/EASST, Barcelona, Spain (31 August-3 September 2016)

“Monitoring Air Pollution and Fracking: An Opening into Citizen Sensing Practices and Speculative Research,” conference presentation for double panel, “Sensing Practices: Reworking Experience across Entities, Environments, and Technologies,” co-organized with Helen Pritchard, American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, USA (30 March 2016)

“Citizen Sensing, Monitoring Air Pollution, and Building the Frackbox,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, presentation by Helen Pritchard, Citizen Science 2015 Conference, San Jose, USA (11-13 February 2015)

“From Network to Egg: The Extended Arrangements of Air Pollution Data,” co-authored with Nerea Calvillo and Helen Pritchard, presentation by Nerea Calvillo, 4S, Buenos Aires, Argentina (20-23 August 2014)

“Materializing, Practicing and Contesting Environmental Data,” panel session organized with Citizen Sense researchers Nerea Calvillo, Helen Pritchard and Nick Shapiro, chaired by Nerea Calvillo, 4S, Buenos Aires, Argentina (20-23 August 2014)

“From Cloud to Cupboard: Speculative Computing and Cloud-Making in the Citizen Sense Project,“ co-authored presentation with Citizen Sense researchers Helen Pritchard (presenter) and Tom Keene, for the track, “Emerging ICT and Citizens’ Values: Anticipating and Responding to Challenges,” 5th STS Italia Conference, “A Matter of Design: Making Society through Science and Technology,” Milan, Italy (12-14 June 2014)

“Pollution Sensing and the Shadowy World of Things: An Opening into Speculative Research and Practice,” conference presentation for special panel event on methods, “Speculation in Social Science: Novel Methods for Re-Inventing Problems,” organized through the Unit of Play, Goldsmiths, for the British Sociological Association (BSA) 2014, Leeds, UK (25 April 2014)

“Natural Gas Extraction, Intimate Exposures and the Biopolitics of Infrastructure,” co-author with Nick Shapiro (presenter) for Infrastructural Worlds, Duke University, Durham, USA (28-29 March 2014)

“Sensing the Air and Experimenting with Environmental Citizenship,” conference presentation for “Ecologies of Evidence, Life and Politics,” at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference, San Diego, USA (9-12 October 2013)

Ecological Observatories: Fluctuating Sites and Sensing Subjects,” conference presentation for “Participation in Science: More-than-Human Participation,” co-hosted at the Dana Centre and the Royal Geographic Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) annual conference, London, UK (27-30 August 2013)

“Energy Scavenging and Cosmopolitics: Expanding the Materialities of Participation in Sustainable Technology,”conference presentation for the co-organized panel (with ESRC Energy project collaborators), “Design, STS and Cosmopolitics: From Intervention to Emergence in Participation and Sustainability,” at the joint EASST/4S conference, “Design and Displacement – Social Studies of Science and Technology,” Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark (17-20 October 2012)

‘City as Platform’: The Politics of Participation in the Connected Sustainable City,” conference presentation for “Platform Politics,” part of the Exploring New Configurations of Network Politics project, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK (12-13 May 2011)

Citizen Sensing in the Connected Sustainable City: Linking Urban and Political Ecologies,” conference presentation for the “The Green Apparatus? Political Technologies of the Sustainable City” panel, American Association of Geographers, Seattle, USA (12-16 April 2011)

“Surveying and Sensing an Experimental Forest,” conference presentation at “Emerging Landscapes,” School of Architecture and the Built Environment, School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, London, UK (26 June 2010)

“Green Machines,” conference presentation at “Networks of Design,” University College Falmouth, UK (3-6 September 2008)

“Snow Globes: The Frozen and Transient Scenes of Nature,” conference presentation with Kathryn Yusoff at “Nature behind Glass,” Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, UK (6-8 September 2007)

“Spaces of Remainder,” conference presentation at “Modernity and Waste,” University of St. Andrews, Scotland (16-17 June 2006)

“Media in the Dump,” conference presentation at CATH Congress 2005, “The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality,” AHRC Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History; University of Leeds, UK (30 June-3 July 2005)

“Weather and the Eroding Globe,” conference presentation with Kathryn Yusoff at “Globalisation and Representation,” University of Brighton, UK (12-13 March 2005)

“Electronic Waste: The Case of Disposable Media,”conference presentation at “Making Use of Culture,” Cultural Theory Institute, University of Manchester, UK (21-23 January 2005)

“Machines Fall Apart: Failure in Art and Technology,” conference presentation at “Futures Past,” CHArt (Computers and the History of Art), Birkbeck, University of London, UK (11-12 November 2004)

“Expanding the Interface: From Digital City to Urban Database,” co-author, conference presentation by Michael Longford at “Culturepoles: City Spaces, Urban Politics and Metropolitan Theory,” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (14 February 2004)

“Debris Landscapes: The Excesses of Print,” conference presentation at “Print Culture and the City,” McGill University, Montréal, Canada (26-27 March 2004)

“Urban Database as Feedback Loop, Digital Cities conference presentation with Michael Longford at VSMM 2003 – Ninth International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia: Enhanced Environments and Mobility, Montréal, Canada. Awarded best Media Arts presentation (15-17 October 2003)

“Noise and Contamination in the Information City, conference presentation at “Visual Knowledges,” University of Edinburgh, Scotland (17-20 September 2003)

“Leaflet Drop,” conference presentation at “Casting Doubt,” Visual Studies Department, University of Rochester, New York, USA (5 April 2003)

“Paper Landscapes,” conference presentation at “a/tension,” symposium, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Canada (2003)

“Satellites: The Orbital Environment,” conference presentation at “Transparencies: Technology, Culture, Communication,” Department of Radio, Television and Film, University of Texas, Austin, USA (1-2 November 2002)