2021 February: Dwelling in the Unknown as a Day-to-day Matter of Course

My reading this month Anomaline The writing has curved itself finally down into an arc, a real story arc. This last third of the novel was the part I began to doubt if I would ever succeed in writing, but it turned out that the pact I made with myself over the Christmas holiday actually … Continue reading 2021 February: Dwelling in the Unknown as a Day-to-day Matter of Course

2021 January: A Writerly Odyssey

Authors and Agents: BA Lecture for Wimbledon & Camberwell College of Arts, Jan 2021. This month was for me, an interesting experiment in commitment and writing. It is fitting, then, that I was able to start off the new year by giving a lecture entitled Authors and Agents for fine art students at Wimbledon College … Continue reading 2021 January: A Writerly Odyssey

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

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 March: Waiting and Working

Radclyffe Hall My latest read: The Well of Loneliness. 'Love is the sweetest monotony conceived by the Creator', thinks Stephen Gordon, the ‘invert’ lesbian writer who is this novel’s protagonist. For even with her queer identity, the woman finds herself going through the motions of every love that has ever existed, there’s a naturalness to … Continue reading 2018 March: Waiting and Working

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