Invited Talks

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.

2015

  • Sport Accord Convention, Sochi, Russia, 19-24 April, 2015
  • Evolving Sport, Sport Futura, Goteborg, 22-23 April, 2015.
  • Assessing the role of social media in higher education, BETT, London Excel Centre, Januart 21, 2015.

2014

  • Association of Research Managers & Administrators, December 3, 2014.
  • Challenging Media Landscapes, Salford International Media Festival, 18 November, 2014.
  • Durham Union Society, November 14, 2014.
  • City Events, Paris, 13 Nov, 2014.
  • Social Media & Radio, Euroradio Sport Plenary, European Broadcast Union, Geneva, 12 Nov, 2014
  • Launch of Steve Fuller’s ‘The Proactionary Imperative”, BioCentre, London, Oct 31, 2014
  • The Age of Human Enhancement, Manchester CyberSalon, Manchester Science Festival, October 29, 2014.
  • Playing God? The Ethics of Biomedicine, Manchester Salon, Manchester Science Festival, October 28, 2014
  • Drone Culture: The Good, the Bad, and the Creative. Royal College of Art, Design Interactions, October 27, 2014.
  • In conversation with Marcus Coates, Manchester Science Festival, October 23, 2014.
  • Risk Communication & Ethics, Risk Communication,  Environmental Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Oct 8, 2014.
  • Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, Sept 19, 2014
  • British Society of Parasitology Autumn Symposium 2014 – Disease Ecology – ecosystems, wildlife and human health, University of Salford, Media City, Sept 17th, 2014
  • DenkFest, Zurich, Sept 14.
  • Sport & Social Media workshopEuropean College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, July 2, 2014.
  • Panel Debate, SCONUL Conference, Glasgow, 25th June, 2014
  • Moral Enhancement in Film & Television, Second International Workshop in Practical Ethics: Bioethics & Human Enhancement, University of Granada, June 12-15, 2014.
  • Social Media & Sochi 2014, International Olympic Committee post-Sochi 2014 Media De-Brief, The Future of Sports and News Reporting, co-hosted by AFP, Paris, 7 May, 2014
  • Sport, Technology, and Social Media , At the Edge (Public Lecture Series), St Mark’s & St John’s University, Plymouth, UK, May 1st, 2014.
  • 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 SportSport 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.

2013

  • 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.
  • Imagining the (Post) Human FutureKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, July 8-9, 2013.
  • Human Enhancement Technologies: Pushing the boundaries, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
  • Keynote, Postgraduate Forum for Genetics in Society, Leeds, 24-25 June, 2013.
  • Keynote on Future of Sport, Sport Accord Convention, St Petersburg, Russia, May 30, 2013.
  • City Forum, Social Media PanelSport Accord Convention, St Petersburg, Russia, May 28, 2013.
  • IOC World Media De-Brief ‘The Future of News Reporting at the Olympic Games’, New York, April 2013.
  • Debating Matters (Judge),Wirral,  20 March, 2013.
  • European Commission, 15 March, 2013.
  • TEDx Warwick, 9 March, 2013

2012

  • Battle of Ideas, Royal Academy of Engineering, 22 November, 2012
  • From London to Brazil: Social Change and the Sporting Mega-Event, British Library, November 5th, 2012.
  • The Wasted Conversation, Manchester Science Festival, Oct 30th, 2012.
  • Fictional Sports, Royal College of Art, October 8th, 2012.
  • The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges, Oxford University, 13-14 August, 2012.
  • International Sport Business Symposium, Aug 7th, 2012.
  • Art in Society conference, Liverpool, July 24, 2012.
  • Olympic Lecture Series, Nottingham Contemporary, July 17, 2012.
  • 1st Brazilian Symposium on Genomics and Sports, Sao Paolo, 27-29 June 2012.
  • South Place Ethical Society, June 17, 2012.
  • OpenMind launch, BBVA Madrid, 11-12 June, 2012
  • Future Everything festival, Manchester, 17 May 2012 [unable to attend].
  • Presenting awards at Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 16 May, 2012 [unable to attend].
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival, National Museum of Scotland 5th April & 13th April 2012.
  • Digital Futures Foresight event, European Commission, Brussels, March 29-30, 2012.
  • The London 2012 Olympic Games  & Sport’s Social Media Revolution Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, March 21, 2012
  • 6th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association Sport & Politics Group, Southampton Solent University, Feb 24, 2012.
  • Should living people be able to donate their human tissue to art?, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 9 Feb, 2012.
  • Art-Science-Ethics, roundtable in association with Gina Czarnecki’s ‘Wasted’ exhibition,The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Feb 8, 2012.
  • HUMAN DESIGN or EVOLUTION?”,  Aalto University, Helsinki Finland, Jan 23, 2012.

2011

  • Russian Journalism Conference, Moscow State University, November, 2011.
  • Battle of Ideas, Institute of Ideas, London, Oct 30, 2011.
  • Battle of Ideas, Institute of Ideas, London, Oct 29 , 2011.
  • Roy Stringer Lecture, FACT Liverpool, Nov 1, 2011.
  • Bioethics, Law & Sport Ethics, University Pompeu Fabra, Oct 28, 2011.
  • Humanity 2.0, ChairRSA London, 6 Oct 2011.
  • Leeds Salon, Battle of Ideas satellite event, Leeds, 5 Oct, 2011.
  • Let’s Go Global launch, #media2012, 4 Oct, 2011.
  • #media2012 + ScraperWiki: Hacks & Hackers, Welcome+Judge, 2 Oct, 2011.
  • Abandon Normal Devices, Curatorial team, 30 Sep – 2 Oct, 2011
  • Rewire, the Media Art History conference, Co-Chair, FACT & LJMU, Liverpool, 28-30 Sept, 2011
  • Neurodevices for the Posthuman Mind, European Neuroscience and Society Network, Groningen, Netherlands (15-17 Sept, 2011)
  • ‘Examining the global impact of the Olympics, University of Northampton, 13 July, 2011, .
  • Virtual Futures, University of Warwick, June 18-19, 2011.
  • Finnish Institute in London, (14 June, 2011).
  • What Makes a Champion? Cheltenham Science Festival, June 9, 2011
  • Science Question Time, Cheltenham Science Festival, June 9, 2011
  • X-men and Bionic Women, Cheltenham Science Festival, June 9, 2011
  • The Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Cheltenham Science Festival, June 8, 2011
  • #media2012 for BBC London 2012 Steering Committee, London, 19 May, 2011.
  • Have we Got time to Live Forever?, The Undead: Life Sciences and Pulp Fiction, Hamburg, Germany, 12-14 May 2011.
  • Transhumanism, The Undead: Life Sciences and Pulp Fiction, Hamburg, Germany, 12-14 May 2011.
  • Humanity 2.0, Southern Science Series, Wanaka, New Zealand, 25 March, 2011.
  • Wikileaks, Otago University Law School, 24 March, 2011.
  • Genetically Modified Athletes, Future of Fairness public lecture, Dunedin Art Gallery, 22 March, 2011.
  • Life Isn’t Fair, but Should it Be? The Future of Fairness Conference, New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies, and Genetics Otago, 22 March, 2011.
  • Bioart as Bioethics, Otago University Bioethics Centre, 21 March, 2011.
  • Social Media & Pornography, Internet Research Group Otago University, 18 March, 2011.
  • Is Transhumanism All Too Human, Otago University Philosophy School, 16 March, 2011.
  • Neuroethics, Neuroarts workshop, UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network, ICCMR, Art|Science, University of Plymouth, 11 Feb 2011.
  • #media2012: PODIUM annual conference, 8 Feb, 2011.
  • Extraordinary Moves, part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Leeds, 7 Feb 2011.
  • #media2012, University of Bristol, 26 January 2011.

2010

  • 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).

2009

  • 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)

2008

  • 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.

2007

  • 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.

2006

  • 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.

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