My academic publications, presentations, and events.
Non-Scientific Science and Non-Artistic Art
Art is the ultimate hustler: it will sidle up to anything which promises it access to experience, knowledge, or power. For evidence, one need only look at pairings between art and law, art and the environment, or art and business. How might we evaluate the limits of art’s claims to knowledge and the political potential of its interaction with knowledges beyond?
Review: The Class Ceiling
Class may be the ultimate English taboo. The understanding and signalling of class or other identity attributes may become an obstacle to classical class analysis. An entirely different political class narrative may be called for that transcends the boundaries of sociological understanding before returning to the discipline once again.
Review: Deserting from the Culture Wars
Are art and its institutions ready to desert from the culture wars and engage with the subconscious?There are many places that need to be occupied, but the museum is not on the list.
Statelessness as Practice
Would Sohrab Shahid-Saless see his work succeed or fail in the cultural landscape of media, galleries and commentary today?
Is more always better?
Is the fiction of arts’s economic value now the key measure of culture? Are we now willingly econo-cultural agents? Does it matter that we don’t understand the figures?
How might we frame and/or utilise precarity and the (un)known in our research? Can we give these concepts a language and what forms do they take?
A call for interdisciplinarity: Any disciplinary practice that overlooks the fundamental epistemic ideas of its neighbours places itself at a disadvantage.
Data-driven: the humanities get digital
Is this what the ‘digital’ humanities look like? How might we make sense of the explosion of online activity? How can researchers account for the ‘Zoom effect’? And what data can we find online anyway?
At the limits of representation
Contemporary art’s profound paradox: the drive to become more inclusive for its audiences ultimately contributed to the inequalities experienced by its workforce.
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