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Talks (Selection)

Empathiemaschinen und Bewusstseinsverluste, Tagung: Emotionalisierung in den Medien, University of Giessen, Germany, February 2020

Invited: Cloud Intimacy: Anaesthetic Power and the Technology of Feeling, Seminar at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, February 2020

'Digitaler Habitus: Power, Presence and Mediated Affect' (with Terri Senft via Video), Conference: Digital Habitus, University of Giessen, November 2019 

Invited: 'The Postliterary and the Obsolescence of the Human', Shanghai Jiao Tong University. September 2019

'Hollywood, Exile and New Types of Pictures: Günther Anders as Transnational Media Theorist', Harbour Cities Symposium, Fudan University Shanghai. September 2019

'Automatic Faith: Affect, Technicity and the Rise of Money', Faithful Bodies Symposium. Macquarie University, Australia. August 2019

Invited: 'From Radioactivity to Data Mining: Günther Anders in the Anthropocene'. Public Lecture, University of Freiburg, Germany. July 2019

'Your Smartphone is an Atom Bomb', London Conference in Critical Thought, Centre for Invention and Social Process at Glodsmiths, University of London. July 2019

'We Are Born Obsolete: Günther Anders and the Critique of Pure Feeling', Conference: Encounters With the Posthuman, Sookymyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea. December 2018

Invited: 'The Trickery of Prometheus: How Machines Shape our Sense of Self', as part of the lecture cycle: The Modern Prometheus, University of Basel, Switzerland, October 2018

Invited: 'Feeling Scruple? Attention, Affect and Technological Interruption', University of Potsdam, Germany, June 2018

Invited: 'Smart Phones and Atom Bombs: Philosophical Imagination as a Corrective Force' (With David Mellor), Cardiff Philosophy of Technology Festival, Sherman Theatre, May 2018 

Invited: 'The Manmade Apocalypse: Eschatology and the Question of Evil', March 2018, Newbold College, UK

'Anaesthetic Power: Politics beyond the Limits of Perception', Conference: Technology, Power, Violence: Günther Anders and Politics, November 2017, University of Freiburg, Germany

Invited: ‘The Depth beyond Hypnotic Surfaces: The Language of Painting in the Digital World - An Interactive Monologue’, Art Exhibition: ‘Daniel Karrer: Hands Dripping Red with Sunset’, Hermann Germann Contemporary, Zurich. June 2017

Invited: ‘The Empathy Machine: Artifice, Bodily Feeling and the Cultural Politics of Empathy’, Workshop: Cultural Politics of Empathy, hosted by The European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. June 2017, University of Basel

Invited: 'Utopia Inverted: The Bank of England and the Tragic Arch of Money'. May, 2017, University of Malta

Invited: 'Invisible Monsters: Your Smartphone is an Atom Bomb'. Philosophy Matters Workshop. May 2017, University of Kent

Invited: 'Worlds Without Us: Automation and the Politics of Affect'. Conference: Machines and Automation: Perspectives on Labour, Surveillance and Warfare. May 2017, Cardiff University

'Photography' (With Ian Wiblin). Creative Practice Symposium convened by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. April 2017. University of Newcastle

Invited: 'The Punishment of Prometheus: Günther Anders and the Obsolescence of Phenomenology' convened by the Oxford Phenomenology Network. February 2017. University of Oxford

Invited: ‘Prometheus Unbound? Technology and the Paradoxes of Human Nature’. Evening lecture at the summer school of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). 2016. Academy Leysin (Switzerland)

How can Phenomenology Study the Formative Power of (Digital) Technology?Phenomenology: A Readiness for the Questionable. 2016, University of Kent

‘Confidence Tricks (Why Feel Shame?)’. Derrida Today Conference. 2016, London Goldsmiths

Anaesthetic Lives: Günther Anders in the Digital Age’. Conference paper at SLSAeu Conference: Control. 2016, University of Stockholm

‘Desert Ethics: Automatic Faith’. Symposium: Re-reading Derrida’s Faith and Knowledge, 2015, University of Nottingham

‘Upscaling Imagination: Exaggeration as Method’. SLSAeu Conference: SCALE, 2015, University of Malta

Invited: ‘Singled-Out Existence: Thinking Shame and Artifice with Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions’. Guilt Group Workshop Series at Birkbeck, 2015, University of London

‘The Unsalaried Masses: Anders and the Future of Work in the Digital Age’. FWF Conference: “Schreiben für Übermorgen”: Forschungen zum Nachlass von Günther Anders, 2014, University of Vienna

‘Composing the Self: Shame as a Technological Passion’. Symposium: Shame and the Act of Writing, 2014, University of Warwick

Invited: ‘Shame: Being Caught Out by Technology’ for the Critical Theory Seminar Series, 2013, University of Manchester  

‘The Passion of Knowledge in Derrida and Kierkegaard’, ISIH Conference Passionate Minds: Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History, 2011, University of Bucharest

Robinson Crusoe: Shamed into Being’, 13th International Graduate Conference in Philosophy: Become Who You Are: Kierkegaard, Literature and Philosophy of Religion, 2011, University of Essex

‘Shame and Technicity’, Zoontotechnics (Animality / Technicity) Conference, 2010, Cardiff University

‘Style and Arrogance: The Ethics of Heidegger’s Style’, Styling Theory, Style in Theory Conference, 2009, University of Malta

‘The Space of Memory: Lyotard and the Jewish Museum Berlin’, Representing the Holocaust Conference, 2009, Chester University

Invited: ‘The Question of Ethics in Derrida and Heidegger’, Deconstruction, Space, Ethics, 2009, University of Heidelberg