Conferences: conference organisation: speaking and judging: publications


Jeux de Formats à l’Université de Bourgogne, 22 et 23 octobre 2020. Selected for the conference, but suspended due to Covid-19, so will be a published paper instead.

The connected realness of materiality, across virtual and actual. Critical Mediations, A Communication and Cultural Studies Conference, Salon series. Online, USC Annenberg, Los Angeles, 26 October 2020.

Future City selected for showing as part of MeCCSA 2020 conference in media, communications and cultural studies. University of Brighton, 8-10 January 2020.

Creativity or ‘Being there’: Video Art and the Fate of Machinima. Histoire du Jeu/ Game History symposium, Beyond games: Tinkering and Creative Appropriation of Video Games. Bilingual French/ English. Held in same venue and over similar time period as MIGS19 (business) and MEGA (public) video game events. Montreal, 17-19 November 2019.

Epic images of mundane stories: Innominate. International Visual Methods Conference, IVMC6 Epic images of mundane stories. Budapest, 16-19 July 2019. Proposal accepted but injury prevented attendance.

Art meets social science; relating the mechanical and the digital through autoethnography. International Visual Sociology Association 2019 Annual Conference, Visual Imperatives/Visual Uncertainties. Saratoga Springs, 20-22 June 2019. Proposal accepted but injury prevented attendance.

The Comings and Goings of a Virtual Itinerant Wayfarer. NWCDTP Postgraduate Conference, Digital Humanities, Human Technologies, with continuous showing of Repeat Hikari in foyer. Salford University at MediaCityUK, 10-11 October 2018.

Future City: video art and the montage of virtualities and realities. Visual Research Network Conference, Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality, with continuous showing of Future City in a bus. Manchester University, 26-27 September 2018.

Virtualisation of Past and Present: Art and the Salvage Narrative. After Fantastika conference. Lancaster University, 6-7 July 2018.

There is No Cure for Curiosity: Moving between worlds using machinima. Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures conference, with continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City in shipping container. Lancaster University, 2-5 November 2017.

Parkin, Moggy, Tharf and Thor: Evolving words, evolving foods. Presented at All in Good Taste – Regional Food in History and Archaeology, Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University, 21 October 2017

The Body and the Avatar, the I and the Other: Self creation in virtual worlds explored through machinima. NWCDTP postgraduate conference, Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging, with showing of The Digital Pilgrims. Liverpool University, 25-26 October 2017.

Autoethnographic Explorations of Virtual Worlds with Machinima. FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) Summer Conference. Lancaster University, 26-27 June 2017.

Exploring Social Issues and Cultural Knowledge through Machinima. sIREN Conference: Arts and Digital Practice, with showing of Falling Between Worlds. University of Edinburgh, 30-31 May 2017.

Conference organisation:

Food and Society: Third British Sociological Association Food Study Group International Conference, July 2012 (co-convenor of the study group).

Speaker invitations and judging:

Edinburgh College of Art. Invited as guest speaker, to speak about my digital art and printmaking to undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. 28 February 2020.

California Institute of the Arts. Online presentation to CalArts undergraduates on my art practice and postgraduate study, January 2017.

University of Western Australia. Judging panel member for Machinima competition, ‘Art of the artists’, 2017.


Against racism cover images: Tess Baxter. Falling Between Worlds: video poster (2020) International Visual Sociology Association. Call for Journal cover images, contributions made available online:

Falling between Worlds:
 Catalogue of video art 2016-2020. (2020) Dane Stone Publishing. ISBN: 978-955374944

In Defence of Holism: textures and materials, words conversing with images, theory with practice, disciplines joined together (Sept 2020). The Sociological Review. Reviewed journal article online. Available at:

“Found collaboration”, and the art of leaving things for others to find and use. Media-N journal article, pending. 2020.

Return to the Virtual World (July 2020) Included in the crowd-sourced digital ethnography of the COVID-19 Pandemic, set up by UCL Centre for Digital Anthropology.

There is No Cure for Curiosity, in, Mobile Utopia: Art and Experiments (2017) Jen Southern, Emma Rose, Linda O Keeffe and Monika Büscher, p29. ISBN: 978-1862203396

Natura e cultura; carbonio e rifiuti (translated by Barry Smith into Italian), in, Alimentazione, la sfida del nuovo millennio (2015) Alberto Michelini (ed). Gangemi Editore, Roma, pp36-38. ISBN: 978-8849230918

Community Cookbooks and the Culture of Recipe Sharing, in, Farechoice Issue 58, December 2011. Community Food and Health (Scotland).

A complete list of publications can be found here.