Everything we had forgotten was indeed lost

(This is a fragment I had to cut from a forthcoming paper in Inmaterial, but which I rather liked, and which I felt put this project – which I never really considered to be a finished ‘work’ – in enough context that I felt happy sharing it. Therefore, I’m keeping it for posterity here). Since […]

Extrasensory Excess

Extrasesnsoy Excess / Excesos Extrasensoriales: Imagining inclusions with discarded data is a collaborative research and prototyping research I am in the progress of running for the Medios Sintientes programme at Medialab Matadero in Madrid. It is an investigation into the blind spots of the sensory systems of the city of Madrid, through its public open […]

The Situationists’ Walkman

Produced in collaboration with Matt Spendlove as part of our work for Cenatus on Creative xR audio research and development, funded by the Innovate UK Creative Industries Fund 2021, The Situationists Walkman is an audio-only augmented-reality experience – a site-specific interactive sound art exhibit involving 9 invited artists, that exists completely virtually – delivered entirely […]

Rhizome

Rhizome is a prototype virtual reality experience, produced as part of my work for Cenatus on Creative xR audio research and development, funded by the Innovate UK Creative Industries Fund 2021. Rhizome is an attempt to make visible and audible the hidden life of information networks, as well as to prompt reflection on the invisible […]

A note and experiment on Geocities, Wikipedia, ‘institutional discards’, and deletion as transition.

I had a vague idea that it might be interesting to try and map the ‘negative space’ of the internet – the sites and applications that once existed but no longer do, using something like the Wayback Machine. I haven’t found a way to search the wayback machine for all ‘sites that no longer exist’, […]

Quick notes on AI and environment.

I spent some of this afternoon watching the Mozfest 2021 panel session entitled AI and the Environment: Friend or Foe? which was super interesting – one of the panelists was Khari Johnson, a writer for VentureBeat who’s been covering the relationship between ML and environment for some time. One thing that particularly caught my attention […]

A quick reflection on my own digital diogenes syndrome

A general observations from these last few weeks: I’ve realised my own diógenes digital-type tendencies tend to come to the fore in the act of doing research, something I’m noticing more as I start to think in general about how we accumulate digital ‘stuff’. I’m very good at discovering and hoarding interesting references and resources […]

Notes 9th – 12th Feb 2021

A few interesting bits and pieces from this week: Ritual as intimacy with objects I enjoyed this twitter thread from Sunny Moraine which captured a lot of how I think about ritual as a contemplative practice on a personal level, but also gave me some things to think about related to my project. More concretely, […]

Notas – 8/9 de Febrero 2021

Empezamos esta semana con una ‘Escuela de Primavera’ con todos los doctorandos del BAU, que fue un gran manera de empezar mis estudios – tanto como una manera de entrar en una rutina de estudiar y investigar, como una oportunidad para conectar con la comunidad de gente con las que trabajaré. Un doctorado suele que […]

Notes – 4th Feb 2021

So, first, a few things that came out of my first meeting with Jaron and my colleague Imma who has also just started in the BAU doctoral programme. Imma’s project is on digital intimacies, and it looks like there’s potentially some interesting overlap here with my work. Jaron mentions Bataille’s The Accursed Share as a […]