explores how we understand memory practices that are distributed between digital platforms and human agents
Diversifying Death - Shaping Perceptions for the 21st Century
[27th February 2019] Exploring topics of psychology and privacy online; physical and digital crafting as ongoingness; death policies and belief in hospices; and compassionate care within the funeral industry.
Day of the Dead, Talking, Connecting, Remembering
[1st November 2018] Speaker at the University of Salford, Manchester.
Education Sessions on Digital Death
[22nd May 2018] for the Palliative Care Teams at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust: Hampstead & Barnet/ Chase Farm Hospital. London. Repeated on 7th August 2018.
How Artistic Research can Expand Public Perceptions of Death for the 21st Century.
[9th April 2018] Open Lecture for the University of the Arts, Helsinki.
Bridging the gap between mainstream society and those faced with illness, death and dying.
[30th November 2017] Creative Therapies Education Day in collaboration with The Hospice of St Francis.
Death in the Digital Age at Fabrica Gallery
[10th October 2017] Speaker as part of The Interval and the Instant exhibition
Material Legacies: Death, Design and the Digital Lecture.
[16th May 2017] Part of the Death and Dying Research Seminar Series. Open University.
Creating Narratives about Dying Matters - culturally, artistically, digitally
[12th May 2017] Chair for two panels as part of Croydon’s Dying Matters Week in collaboration with St Christopher’s Hospice that aimed to engage the local community with questions of death and diversity.
A Death Online Panel
[7th April 2017] Speaker at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Designing Death: Challenges and Aesthetics for the 21st Century.
[15th March 2017] Panel drawing together expertise from Death Studies, Design, the Hospice sector and Creative Bereavement, this served as an extension of debates explored through the Material Legacies exhibition.
The Way to Immortality: Technology and Transcendence
[5th March 2017] Speaker at the Southbank Centre’s Beyond Belief festival.
Death and Design in the 21st Century
[11th January 2017] Briefing lecture for The Augmented Death for MA design courses (Industrial Design, Material Futures and Design by Project). Central Saint Martins.
Textures of Death: Digital, Physical and Hybrid Things
[12th December 2016] Images Rituals and Notions of Life and Death. KUVA Research Days, Helsinki, Finland
Feminism, Policy and Otherness Panel
[20th July 2016] as part of Creative Conversations Research Group
International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA2016).
[19th May 2016] Intimate Technologies: The Ethics of Simulated Relationships. Hong Kong
2nd international Death Online Research Symposium
[17th August 2015] Co-Convenor. This event provides opportunities for the discussion of ongoing and new orientations in the interdisciplinary field of death online
Material Environments: Sensing Time and Matter in Digital and Visual Culture Conference