2020 December: Wrapping Up

I am a feeling a little inert, probably because there are a number of things to wrap up this month. I have my first Contextual Studies-type lecture to give to BA students in January, the Writing for Practice Forum to fully take responsibility for, a contribution to propose for the next issue of Phenomenology and … Continue reading 2020 December: Wrapping Up

2020 October: Experimental Philosophy and ‘Me’

Screenshot of my research timeline.   Focus The second year of my PhD has officially begun — this makes me excited but also determined to use my time well. Accordingly, focus was the topic of a latest discussion between myself and M. Rankovic (my unofficial 'third supervisor'), especially the idea that focus need not necessarily mean … Continue reading 2020 October: Experimental Philosophy and ‘Me’

2020 September: Determinism and Agency

Time Off. Video, 4 min. 2020. I’ve typically regarded A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers to be an old work, and a good, but discontinued experiment. But recently I’ve filmed about four new performances, and gained a renewed interest in the aims of the text: to find freedom in determinism; that is, if I can … Continue reading 2020 September: Determinism and Agency

2019 September: PhD Begins

The Hospital of Happiness. Sound work with autogenerated image of non-existent person. 2019. Listen here. 07/09/19 Exploring Evolutionary Algorithms In Chapter 3 of The Blind Watchmaker, when Richard Dawkins refutes the idea that, with enough time, a monkey typing randomly on a typewriter could come up with the complete works of Shakespeare, or rather, even … Continue reading 2019 September: PhD Begins

2019 May: Acknowledgement and Rejection

Tom Cardew and I are awarded the Golden Aesop Grand Prix in Contemporary Art at the Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo. 2019. Ah, I feel giddy. Today I wanted to throw myself back into work, after coming home from Wales, and anticipating going to Bulgaria next week. But I feel too hyperactive, as … Continue reading 2019 May: Acknowledgement and Rejection

2018 November: Casting a Net

For a while I’ve been feeling that my proposed PhD project is foreign to me, like somebody else’s idea. It happens every now and again, with my own work, whether theoretical or practical; I will get spells of alienation from the things I have done and created. This is maybe a facet of Imposter Syndrome, … Continue reading 2018 November: Casting a Net

2018 January: Being a Person

Royal Society Science Matters panel discussion, “Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence" Some interesting things that came up in the video I watched of the Royal Society Science Matters panel discussion, “Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence”, 10 Jan 2017: Joanna Bryson, Reader in AI Ethics at the University of Bath makes some interesting points about ‘projections’ … Continue reading 2018 January: Being a Person

2017 November: Fake Storytelling

Week 1 Struggles My psychological turmoil is only worsening I’m afraid, and totally eclipsing any sort of idea of ‘work’; I scarcely know what that word means anymore. Where I find I am now incapable of doing even certain simple tasks without breaking down, there are still some circumstances in which I can learn something … Continue reading 2017 November: Fake Storytelling

2017 October: Being Daring by Accident

Practice Event 2017 (MA interim group exhibition): Ghost Writing   “Here K moonlights as a novelist. In her novel she is tethering out of the text a being; some sort of agent. Think of the novel then as a sort of textual artificial intelligence incubator, where she is cooking up a person. As with any … Continue reading 2017 October: Being Daring by Accident