I like to talk about my art and other things.
If you’d like me to speak at your event, please read the Terms and Conditions, then get in touch.
|22 July 2022||Blue Dot Festival||Jodrell Bank||The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth||
|3 November 2021||Brighton Digital Festival||Online||WTF is NFT?|
|21 July 2021||Brighton Data Forum||Brighton||Trust me, I’m not a bot…|
|4 July 2019||Dorkbot London||London||Fake it ’til you make it – creating digital lies||
|14 July 2019||PyData London||London||The anatomy of a #deepfake||–|
|1 Sep 2018||Electromagnetic Field||Eastnor||The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth||video|
|28 July 2018||Lunar Festival||Tanworth in Arden||The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth|
|9 Feb 2018||Devonshire Collective||Eastbourne||The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth||video|
|14 May 2017||Cosmic Trigger Sunday Salon||London||Confessions of an Operation Mindfuck operative|
|26 Nov 2016||Hexagram 23 – Breaking Apart||Northampton||kicking against the pricks|
|23 July 2016||Festival 23||Brighton||Art, Magick & Adventures in ideaspace|
|12 May 2016||Adventures at the edge of culture||Brighton||Adventures in ideaspace||video|
|9 Apr 2016||Bot Summit||V&A London||What is it like to be a bot?||video|
|19 Nov 2015||Future Visions||London||Algorithms, Art & Authenticity|
|23 Sept 2015||Let’s get real||Brighton||Release the wasps||video|
|19 Sept 2015||Next Day Better||London||Who owns your identity?|
|21 Aug 2015||Dorkbot||Bristol||Adventures in Algo-culture|
|9 July 2015||BBC IRFS||London||Adventures in algo-culture|
|20 June 2015||#pydata London||London||Keynote: What’s it Like to be a Bot?||video|
|19 March 2015||Publishing Innovation||London||Adventures in algo-culture|
|11 March 2015||11th European Trend Day||Zurich||Your new best friend is a robot|
|20 Jan 2015||Digital Utopias||Hull||tl;dr;||audio/slides|
|3 Dec 2014||mySociety||Brighton||We are all data now|
|23 Sept 2014||Creative Data Club||London||Your new best friend is a robot|
|19 Sept 2014||Silicon Beach||Bournemouth||Your new best friend is a robot||video|
|12 Sept 2014||Supercrawl||Hamilton, Canada||Your new best friend is a robot|
|23 Feb 2014||#pydata London||London||You give me data, I give you art||video|
selection of previous talks
Terms & Conditions
(borrowed from Marcus John Henry Brown)
I’m often asked to perform or speak at conferences and festivals for free. I don’t as a general rule and then spend ages having to explain to a disgruntled event organiser why this is. My scorecard for speaking at conferences/festivals is short and straightforward: two rules that every event must adhere to if they want me to come and perform. Here they are:
1. There must be at least one woman speaker on stage.
I will gladly forfeit my place in the lineup to ensure that this happens. I will also need to see the running order beforehand to make sure that you’ve managed this. Having female speakers on the stage is mandatory and non-negotiable. A female moderator does not constitute a female speaker.
2. I expect to be paid. As Jay Z once said: “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man”. If you’re not paying your speakers, then I’m not the person for you. I invest a tremendous amount of time, resources and money in my performances – they are not only labours of love but art products, and if you want them, then you’re going to have to pay for them.
I will, however, consider waiving my fee if you can guarantee 50% diversity: that is to say that half of your speakers are not male, white and heterosexual.
These are my terms and conditions. So I hope that clears that up. If you’ve come here because you’ve asked me to perform at your event, then I hope you’ll agree to these terms. They’re not complicated, unreasonable or daft, are they? They’re not heroic either just common sense.
If you do think that they are unreasonable, then you should have a long hard look at why you’re staging the event in the first place.