• Chair, 12th IFIP Human Choice and Computers Conference 2016

    In September 2016 David was Chair of the 12th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference, “Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion” at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.The Proceedings were published by Springer. IFIP has a formal […]

     
  • Sex robots at HCC12 makes waves

    Sex robots at HCC12 makes waves

    In July 2016 David gave an interview to the Hong Kong based South China Morning Post and answered lots of questions about the future of sex robots – the hot topic of both Keynote speakers […]

     
  • Skeuomorphic Reassurance: Personhood, Dementia, and Gerontechnology

    Skeuomorphic Reassurance: Personhood, Dementia, and Gerontechnology

    David presented at the 12th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference, Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion, 7-9 September, 2016, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK, (HCC12). Abstract: This paper introduces the concept of ‘skeuomorphic […]

     
  • An encounter between Gramsci, Marx, Foucault and Bergson

    An encounter between Gramsci, Marx, Foucault and Bergson

    David presented at the 2nd International Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy, at the University of Bristol, Thursday, 25th August 2016. Abstract: Cultural Political Economy (CPE) as readily acknowledges […]

     
  • Stern’s Report on the UK REF

    Stern’s report on the UK REF was published this month, and made some pretty grim reading. Two paragraphs in particular caught my eye: Scope for ‘gaming’ 31. the practice of making a highly selective submission […]

     
  • Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence

    Durée Réelle : microphysical indetermination : creative emergence

    David presented about his book, Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence, at the Deleuze Studies Conference 2016: Virtuality:Becoming:Life, Rome, Italy, 13/7/2016 Abstract: Durée Réelle : microphysical indetermination : creative emergence Bergson argues that measurable time is an artificial […]

     
  • Diagnoses of Matter and Memory

    ‘Matter & Memory’ and Deep Learning

    David will be an invited speaker at the forthcoming ‘Diagnoses of Matter and Memory: Bergson and the Problems of Brain, Time and Memory’ 8th International Colloquium of Project Bergson in Japan, taking place in Tokyo and Osaka, […]

     
  • Ignited front cover

    As technology gets closer to our bodies and our lives, wearable tech will soon be as normal as the logo on your T-shirt

    In March 2016 David published an article about wearable technology, promoting the forthcoming HCC12 conference, in the second Salford Business School magazine – Ignited 2

     
  • eLearning Group Leader

    Completing his role as a TEL Champion, David has been appointed Leader of the newly formed eLearning Group, by the Associate Dean (Academic), in Salford Business School.  The first task will be to co-ordinate preparations […]

     
  • Review of Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence

    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews have published a review of Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence by John Protevi, Louisiana State University. Protevi has mixed reactions to the book, concerned that inattention to customary practices in the discipline results in limiting […]