Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, University of Salford
This page gives a selection of the invited plenary and keynote lectures i have given, which broadly describes my research expertise. If you’d like to see presentation slides, then head over to my Prezi and Slideshare accounts.
Mobile Media & Morality: Cultivating Ethical Practice in Social Media Research, Social Media Analysis: Methods and Ethics, University of Glasgow, April 25th, 2014.
How to Make a Superhero: Science, Morality and the Politics of Human Enhancement, The George Hay Memorial Lecture, British Science Fiction Convention, April, 19th 2014.
The Future of Sport, Sport Accord Convention, Antalya, 2014.
Alternative Narratives of Posthumanity, Narrative and Alternative Futures, York St John University / York Theatre Royal, York Literature Festival, York, March 24, 2014.
Doping in Professional Sport, The London Sports & Exercise Medicine Society (LSEMS), affiliated to Barts and the London Student Association (BLSA) and the Undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (USEMS), London, UK, March 20, 2014.
Bye Bye Homo Sapiens, for MA in Material Futures, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK, March 6, 2014.
Battle of Ideas Salon, Manchester, 19 November, 2013.
Congress of Brilliant Minds, Madrid, 7-9 November.
Cambridge Union Society, Nov 7, 2013.
International Federations Forum, Sport Accord, Lausanne, Nov 4-5, 2013.
British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine annual conference, October 31, 2013.
Social Media & Academia, Taylor & Francis Editors’ Roundtable, Oxford & York, 2-4 October, 2013.
NESTA Future Fest, London, 28-29 Sept, 2013.
The New Luddites, Book Club, Shoreditch, London, 18 September, 2013.
Creativities Unfold, Thailand Creativity and Design Center, Bangkok, Sept 6-9, 2013.
Extraordinary Moves, part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Leeds, 7 Feb 2011.
#media2012, University of Bristol, 26 January 2011.
Re:Wired – Behind the Story, Journalism.co.uk conference on the future of journalism, Microsoft UK, London (16 Dec, 2010).
Ethical Design in a Posthuman World, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs), Berlin (22 November, 2010).
The Virtual Society in a Big Society: Ethics, Education and Digital Technology, Institute of Education ESRC Seminar Series on the future of education, November 19, 2010.
Posthumanism: The Impermanence of Humanity, Glasgow School of Art @ Glasgow Film Theatre, 17 November, 2010.
#media2012: Imagining a New Media Legacy for London 2012, St Hughs College, Oxford University, Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network (9 November, 2010).
Seeking Perfection, The Manchester Science Festival and Wellcome Trust (26 Oct, 2010)
Ideology Redux, Abandon Normal Devices festival, (7 October, 2010)
Tactical Biodesign: Design for Debate, Abandon Normal Devices festival, (6 October, 2010)
Identity Shopping, Abandon Normal Devices festival (5 October, 2010).
#media2012: Blueprint for #london2012, feature event in Abandon Normal Devices Festival, supported by the London 2012 Creative Programmers Network in Scotland and England’s North West and South West (Event Chair) (4 Oct, 2010).
The Science of Ambiguity, Abandon Normal Devices festival, (2 October, 2010).
Untold Stories of the Olympic Games, Sport in Society: the Summer Olympics through the Lens of the Social Sciences, launch of the British Library Olympic Archive, London (April 20, 2010).
Nanoscaled, Abandon Normal Devices festival, Cumbria, Chair (10 April, 2010)
Diganosed, Abandon Normal Devices, Cumbria, Speaker and Chair (April 2, 2010)
Ethical Design in Pervasive Media, Pervasive or Invasive, Digital Culture Research Centre, University of the West of England, March 5, 2010.
The Twitter Olympics, Fresh Media Olympics, Keynote, Vancouver (22 Feb, 2010).
The Future of European Bioethics, Globalizing European Bioethics, Manchester (8 February, 2010).
What will we remember about the future?, Edinburgh College of Art, (25 January, 2010)
The Olympic Rings, This Happened, Edinburgh (25 January, 2010).
Digital Culture, Birmingham School of Architecture (11 Dec, 2009)
Mashing-Up Computing & Biology: From Digital Bodies to Enhanced Humans, AMPLIFIED Leicester, a NESTA event (10 Dec, 2009).
Imperfect Moments, (Disability Arts and Deaf Arts) Liverpool (28 Nov, 2009).
Eugenics, Edinburgh Biomedical Ethics Film Festival, Scottish Council of Human Bioethics (22 Nov 2009)
Replies to Paul Root Wolpe & John Harris, Human Enhancement Technologies Conference, University of Oxford and University of Geneva, Geneva (26 Oct 2009).
Ecohuman: Human Enhancement for an Ecological Future, Royal College of Art (5 Oct, 2009).
Ethics of Nanotechnology for Lifestyle, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Seoul, South Korea (19-23 Aug, 2009).
Social Justice and the Olympics, Supervising Professor at the International Olympic Academy, 17th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students (19-30 July 2009).
Anti-Social Media, for Social Media: Uses and Abuses of the Web as a Social Space, University of Leicester (26 Jun, 2009).
BioArt as Bioethics, UK National Postgraduate Bioethics Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast (23 June, 2009)
Man Made: The Future of Humanity, DANA Centre, Science Museum, (10 Jun, 2009).
Nanotechnology & the Posthuman Condition, Art and Science symposium, University of Sheffield (9 June, 2009).
“If my mother’s mtDNA is likely to harm me, can she choose the best replacement?”, Workshop on the Ethics of Mitochondrial DNA, University of Lancaster, Wales (4 Apr, 2009).
New Media, New Olympics, ACTIVE Institute, University of Aarhus Aalborg, Denmark (2 April, 2009) [keynote].
Social Media & Art/Health, Innovative Media for a Digital Economy final conference, London (Mar 26, 2009).
Evidence Briefing on Human Enhancement, for MEPs of European Parliament, Organized by the Rathenau Institute, Brussels, Belgium (Feb 24, 2009) [keynote].
Panel Debate on Olympics and Social Media, Northern Voice, Canada’s Premiere Social Media Conference, Vancouver, (2009, Feb) [panel].
Debate Chair, The role of arts in an era of biotechnology, Hybrid, Birmingham (Jan, 2009)
Panel Debate, Human Enhancement, Words on Monday, Hosted by Nature, Kings Place Music Foundation, London, UK (November, 2008).
Human Futures, BioCentre 2008 series: “People Power for the Third Millennium: Technology, Democracy and Human Rights, Symposium on “Arts and Technology: the role of the arts in democratic policy making” London, UK (Oct, 2008)
Extraterrestrial Ethics: Our Cultural & Moral Commitment to Discover, Create, and Support Emergent Life Forms, for LESS REMOTE: The Futures of Space Exploration: an Arts & Humanities Symposium, International Astronautic Congress, SEC, Glasgow, Scotland (Sept, 2008).
Social Justice and the Olympics, Supervising Professor International Olympic Academy, 16th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students (13-20 July 2008).
Posthuman Designs, St James Martin Institute for the 21st Century, Programme on Biomedical Ethics and Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford, UK (May, 2008)
Human Enhancement in Performative Cultures, The Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of Enhancement Medicine, Free University of Brussels & Société pour la Philosophie de la Technique and the Centre for Inter-disciplinary Research in Bioethics (CRIB) Brussels, May 9-10, 2008.
New Media and the Olympics, Olympic legacy conference, University of Greenwich, London, UK (May, 2008)
A Case for Human Enhancement, Royal College of Art and AHRC Symposium on Human Enhancements, London, February, 2008.
New Media @ the Beijing 2008 Olympics
London Metropolitan University, London, UK, January 2008.
Justifying Human Enhancement, Perspectives on Ethical Futures: Boundaries to Human Enhancements, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (RSA), London, UK, December, 2007.
Bioethics & Human Enhancement, Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs in the 21st Century, Center for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Oct 2007.
Popular Science: The Rules of Engagement, Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Glasgow, UK, April, 2007.
New Media Futures: The Challenge from Posthumanity, ‘Our Sporting Future’, the annual conference of the Australian Sports Commission, Brisbane, March, 2007.
Human Enhancement & the Bioethics of Cultural Studies, Loughborough University, December, 2006.
Alternative Media, New Voices, Image, Identity, Technology: Towards the Beijing Olympics of 2008, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Nov 27-28, 2006.
The Ethics of Xenotransplantation, Edinburgh Bioethics Film Festival, Nov, 2006.
The New Media at the Olympics: Citizen Journalists and Non-Accredited Media, Global Olympiad, Chinese Media, Symposium organized by the Communication University of China & the Annenberg School of Communication, Project for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Beijing, July, 2006.