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

    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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Theorising Web 3.0

    Theorising Web 3.0

    David published a paper in the journal, Information Technology and People, in 2015, entitled, ‘Theorising Web 3.0: ICTs in a Changing Society’.  This paper was also the Editorial for a Special Issue of Information Technology and People, Guest […]

     
  • Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence

    Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence

    This is a book about evolution – from a post-Darwinian perspective. It recounts the core ideas of one of the great French philosophers, Henri Bergson (1859-1941), and his rediscovery and legacy in the poststructuralist critical […]

     
  • The complexity of social systems: Could hegemony emerge from the micropolitics of the individual?

    As well as an introductory chapter, outlining the background to a reassessment of the two great writers, and describing the contribution of each chapter in the book, David also included his own chapter, in the book Gramsci […]

     
  • Virtuality and Humanity

    David published a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, in 2014, entitled ‘Virtuality and Humanity’. Abstract: This chapter discusses the key questions raised by its title—what should we understand by the terms virtuality, humanity, and, […]

     
  • Virtual, Phenomenal, Real and Mobile

    Virtual, Phenomenal, Real and Mobile

    David presented a paper at the Society for Philosophy of Technology conference, in Denton, Texas, USA, entitled ‘Virtual, Phenomenal, Real and Mobile’ in May 2011.  The Call for Papers is archived here. Abstract:  The debate between […]

     
  • My Social Networking Profile: Copy, Resemblance, or Simulacrum? A Poststructuralist Interpretation of Social Information Systems

    My Social Networking Profile: Copy, Resemblance, or Simulacrum? A Poststructuralist Interpretation of Social Information Systems

    David published a paper in the highly prestigious and respected journal European Journal of Information Systems, in 2010, entitled, ‘My Social Networking Profile: Copy, Resemblance, or Simulacrum? A Poststructuralist Interpretation of Social Information Systems’. Abstract: This […]

     
  • Exploring Virtuality: Social, Global and Local Dimensions

    David published a chapter in the book, Exploring Virtuality: Social, Global and Local Dimensions, in 2008, entitled ‘Virtuality: Time, Space, Conciousness and a Second Life’. Abstract:Virtuality and reality are today sometimes seen as opposites (Sotto, 1997). Yet a […]

     
  • Cyborgism: Cyborgs, Performance and Society

    Cyborgism: Cyborgs, Performance and Society

    Developed from my PhD thesis (completed Summer 2003), this book (completed Summer 2007) ranges across history, philosophy, sociology and performance to examine the nature of identity in a world where machines are becoming more and […]