CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING TALKS
Keynote speaker at Helsinki Photomedia conference, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 26–28.03.2014.
Invited speaker at the interdisciplinary colloquium ‘Art, Life and the Rule of Law’, Lund University, Sweden, 13-14.03.2014.
Keynote speaker at the 'Beyond AI: Artificial Golem Intelligence' conference, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 12-14.11.2013.
Artistic Director of the festival of new media and video Transitio_MX05 in Mexico City, 20-29.09.2013; speaker at the panel on 'Bioethics in the Age of New Media' at the symposium accompanying the festival.
Invited speaker on ethics at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts and on gender at the University Programme of Gender Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 11.09.2013.
Invited speaker on the closing panel for the 'Agency in Movement' symposium organised by SymbioticA, University of Western Australia, 21.06.2013.
Keynote speaker at the ‘Science of Stelarc’ symposium, School of Design and Art, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 19-20.06.2013.
Invited speaker at the closing plenary panel at the Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis Workshop 2013, University of Sussex, 17.05.2013.
Presentation on new media technologies and media arts to a group of Nordic journalists as part of a course, 'Cultural journalism on new platforms', London, 8.04.2013.
Invited talk at the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the Pervasive Media Studio, University of the West of England, 19.03.2013.
Invited speaker at the Institute for North American Studies, King’s College London, 30.01.2013.
Invited speaker at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies (Nomadikon lecture), University of Bergen, Norway, 25.01.2013.
Book launch of After New Media, Goldsmiths, University of London, 5.12.2012.
Invited to deliver a series of lectures and seminars on art, culture, media and ethics at four universities in Poland: the Jagiellonian University, Krakow (16-17.11.2012); Warsaw University (19.11.2012); Poznan University (20.11.2012) and Wroclaw University (21.11.2012).
Invited speaker at the international seminar 'Nature – Body – Sex', as part of the ANTI-Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland, 25-30.09.2012.
Invited speaker (Lecture 1, ‘Beyond the text: ethics, technology and art’ and Lecture 2, ‘The force of bioart: reconfiguring ontology, epistemology and ethics’), visit hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities, its Graduate Programme and the Research Group ‘Art Theories and Contemporary Media’, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico, 10-11.09.2012.
Invited speaker and teacher at the 18th Summer School of Cultural Studies, 'On the Outskirts of Art: Artistic Practices in Public Spaces', University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 6–8.06.2012.
Invited speaker at ‘Now! Visual Culture’, the International Association of Visual Culture Conference at New York University, 31.05-2.06.2012.
Invited speaker on bioart at GV Art gallery, London, 16.02.2012.
Invited speaker, ‘In Public’, Research Symposium in the School of Humanities, Royal College of Art, London, 8.02.2012.
PAST TALKS (PRE-2012)
Keynote and plenary addresses
Plenary speaker at the Current Issues in European Cultural Studies conference, 'Nature and Culture' session, at Louis de Geer in Norrköping, Sweden, organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) in collaboration with the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), 15-17.06.2011.
Keynote lecture as Beaverbook Visiting Scholar, Media@McGill, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, 13.01.2011.
Keynote speaker at a conference on literature and science, 'The Human and its Limits', University of Bergen, Norway, 9-10.12.2010.
Keynote speaker at the 6th European Meeting of the Society of the Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), ‘Textures’, organised by the Electronic Text + Textile network and held in Riga, Latvia, 15-20.06.2010.
Keynote speaker at the conference on 'Zoontotechnics (Animality/Technicity)’, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, 12-14.05.2010.
Keynote speaker at the international symposium, ‘Solid States/Liquid Objects: Discourses of Mediation’, School of Art and Design, Monash University, Australia, 19.08.2009 (paper ‘Digital Flow: Photography on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’).
Keynote speaker at the symposium, ‘Photography, Archive and Memory’, Centre for Research in Film and Audio-Visual Cultures, Roehampton University, London, 5.06.2009.
Keynote speaker at the international conference, ‘Thinking and Making Connections: Cybernetic Heritage in the Social and Human Sciences and Beyond’, organised by Södertörn University College in cooperation with The Nobel Museum, 10-11.11.2008.
Keynote speaker at the 2nd Slavonic Symposium, ‘Myths and Mythologies of Slavonic Nations: How to Deal with Them Today?’, University of East London, 28.04.2008. (paper ‘Democracy, mythology and mourning: on Polish-Jewish relations’)
Keynote speaker at ASCA’s 2008 International Workshop, ‘Engaging Objects’, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, 26-28.03.2008.
Keynote speaker at the international conference, ‘Transmediality and Transculturality’, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 6-9.12.2007 (paper ‘The transmediality of life: a bioethical response to contemporary media culture’).
Plenary speaker the Roundtable on the Future of Cultural Studies and invited speaker at the two-part panel ‘Cultural Studies after the Left’ (paper ‘There is Nothing Outside the System? Cultural Studies, Politics, Cybernetics’), at the international conference Cultural Studies Now, University of East London, 19-22.07.2007.
Keynote speaker at the international conference, Re-Mediating Literature, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 4-6.07.2007 (paper ‘Logos bioethikos: What if Foucault Had Had a Blog?’)
Keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Media Subject Group Research Symposium, Thames Valley University, 23.05.2007.
Plenary speaker at the ‘Mediation/Ethics’ Pembroke Center Roundtable, Brown University, 15-16.03.2007.
Keynote speaker at the graduate conference, ‘Contexts, Fields, Positions: Situating Cultural Research’ (paper ‘Beyond Moralism: Cultural Studies, Politics, Ethics'), University of East London, 25-26.05.2006.
Plenary speaker at ‘Body-Media-Imagination’ – two papers (one on plastic surgery, the other on DNA mapping) presented at a two-leg conference organised by Prof. Mark Poster and Prof. Christoph Wulf and held at the University of California Irvine, 27-29.03.2006 and Free University Berlin, 14-16.09.2006.
Plenary speaker at the ‘Panic and Paranoia: Imaging, the Law and the Public Domain’ conference at the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, 23-24.08.2006.
Plenary speaker at the roundtable 'The Body - Virtual or Material?' at the 28th Annual Conference of the International Association of Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), Virtual Materialities, Syracuse University, USA, 19-25.05.2004.
Invited lectures, seminars and research visits
Invited speaker, 'Technologies of Meaning' conference, Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 5-6.03.2011.
Invited speaker at the faculty seminar, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, 12.01.2011 ('The Cut of the Artist: Photographic Mediations').
Plenary speaker at The Visual Culture Studies Conference I, organised by New York University; University of the Arts, London; and University of Westminster, London and held at the University of Westminster, 27-29.05.2010.
Invited speaker at the Intermedia Research Group Series, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 12.05.2010 (paper ‘Creative Mediation’, with Sarah Kember)
Invited speaker at the Histories of the Digital Future seminar series, Warwick University, 2.03.2010 (paper ‘Digital Media (and beyond)’, with Sarah Kember)
Invited speaker at the opening conference of the 2010 Mellon Sawyer Seminar series, 'Fratricide & Fraternité: Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Violence', School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 25-26.02.2010 (paper on Polish-Jewish relations).
Invited speaker at the Comparative Literature seminar at the University of California Irvine, 12.02.2010 (paper, 'On bad archives, unruly snappers and liquid photographs')
Invited speaker at the Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice, Keele University, 2.12.2009 (paper, ‘Playing God, Playing Adam: The Politics and Ethics of Enhancement’).
Invited speaker at a research seminar based around my work on posthumanism and bioethics hosted by the Gender, Culture and Society programme at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 19.11.2009.
Invited speaker at Art Forum, Tasmanian School of Art – Hobart, University of Tasmania, 14.08.2009.
Invited speaker at UTAS Animals & Society Study Group, Hobart, University of Tasmania, 13.08.2009 (paper 'Bioethics Otherwise, or, How to Live with Machines, Humans and Other Animals’)
Invited speaker at the School of Visual and Performing Arts special event, Academy of the Arts – Launceston, University of Tasmania, 11.09.2009.
Invited speaker at the workshop ‘Biogidital Lives’, hosted by the Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), the Centre for Material Digital Culture and the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Sussex, 14.07.2009 (paper: ‘The politics and ethics of biodigital enhancement’).
Invited speaker at a postgraduate lecture series on ‘Ethics and Aesthetics’, Royal College of Art, London, 9.02.2009 (paper ‘The Cut of the Artist: Aesthetics, Ethics, Prosthetics’).
Invited speaker at a research seminar at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, School of African and Oriental Studies, London, 14.01.2009 (paper on life, mediation and bioart).
Invited speaker at a symposium on photographic theory and practice, ‘Photographic Mediations’, at Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, 6.11.2008 (paper, ‘Digital futures, or who’s afraid of the amateur photographer?’).
Invited speaker at the international symposium, ‘Media Ethics and the Global’, The American University of Paris, 25-26.06.2008. (paper ‘Blogging at the Crossroads of Narcissism and Ethics’)
Invited lecture on ‘New directions in cultural studies’, University of Heidelberg, 6.05.2008.
Invited speaker at the international conference ‘The Ethics of Media: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Imperatives’, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, 4-5.04.2008 (paper ‘The Ethos of Good Life in Online Media, or, what if Foucault had had a Blog?’)
Invited speaker at a postgraduate lecture series on ‘New Nature’, Royal College of Art, London, 1.02.2008.
Invited speaker at the research seminar in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Reading, 24.10.2007 (paper 'Green bunnies and speaking ears: the ethics of bioart').
Invited speaker at the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University, 3.05.2007.
Invited speaker at a research seminar hosted by the Cultural Studies Programme and the School of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (paper on new architectures of the body),13.10.2006.
Invited speaker to give a series of lectures on ‘The Politics and Ethics of New Media’ at (1) School of Art History, Cinema, Classics & Archaeology, University of Melbourne, (2) Artist in the World lecture series at the Centre of Ideas, the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, (3) Centre for Cultural Research and the Writing and Society programme at the University of Western Sydney, August 2006.
Invited talk at ‘Borderlines’, organised by the Forum for European Philosophy and held at Borders Bookstore on Charing Cross Road, London, 11.05.2006 (presentation on bioethics and makeover culture).
Invited speaker at ‘Giving Space, Taking Time: A Workshop on Hospitality and Generosity’, hosted by the Geography Department of the Open University, 22-23.03.2006.
Invited speaker at a research seminar in the John Cass School of Art at London Metropolitan University (paper on ethics and cultural studies), 8.03.2006.
Invited talk, 'On ethics, Levinas and cultural studies (with a little help from Stelarc)', PhD programme, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, 1.03.2006.
Invited speaker on the panel 'The Posthuman Body: Stelarc and Bodily Modification’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 11.01.2006.
Invited guest lecture, ‘The Politicians of Good and Evil: Culture, Politics, Ethics’, Institute of English Philology, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 21.12.2005.
Invited speaker at ‘Open Futures: Mobile Identities’ (paper ‘Future Perfect: Mobile Identities in the Makeover Culture’), co-organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Centre for the Study of Media, Technology and Culture, Lancaster University, 10-11.11.2005.
Invited speaker at the MeCCSA Women's Media Studies Network Seminar at Goldsmiths College, 19.04.2005.
Invited speaker on a panel on ‘Philosophical Investigations’ in the School of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London (paper on Levinas and cultural studies), 1.12.2004.
Invited speaker at a research seminar in Media and Cultural Studies at Kingston University, London (paper on feminism and bioethics), 25.11.2004.
Invited speaker at the University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada (1 plenary lecture: ‘Of (Wo)Men, Mice and Cyborgs: New Questions for Feminism and Bioethics’ + 2 seminars), 19-23.10.2004.
Invited speaker at a special panel 'Close Encounters with Judith Butler' held at the 27th IAPL Annual Conference, Writing Aesthetics, University of Leeds, UK, 26-31.05.2003.
Invited speaker at a Culture Machine-hosted seminar on deconstruction and cultural studies held at the ACLA 2003: Crossing Over conference, San Marcos University, San Diego, USA, 4-6.04.2003.
Invited speaker on the panel 'Prosthetics: Technology and the Human', Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 9.03.2003.
Invited speaker at the international conference 'Ethics and Politics: The Work of Alain Badiou' (paper "'Arous[ing] the intensity of existence': the ethics of seizure and interruption"), Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, UK, 25-26.05. 2002.
Invited speaker on bioart at GV Art gallery, London, 16.02.2012.
Invited speaker at Robotville festival at the Science Museum, November 2011.
Participant in a conversation with Eduardo Kac (international bioartist), Donlon Books art bookshop, London, 20.06.2009.
Plenary speaker at ‘Network Effect’, a British Council initiative that brings young future leaders together from all over Europe to discuss key issues of concern facing their societies, and to develop the networks and leadership skills needed to tackle these new kinds of challenges. Theme: ‘Inclusive Culture? Identity and Prejudice’, 5-7.03.2008, The British Council, Budapest (paper, ‘It’s a wonderful world: fromplastic surgery to nation rebuilding').
Invited speaker to discuss my book, Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish Jewish-Relations after the Holocaust, at the Jewish Book Week event in London, ‘Poles and Jews: Troubled Neighbours?’, 2.03.2008.
Invited speaker at the Liverpool Art Gallery FACT, responding to the FACT-commissioned video-art project 'Robot Films' by US artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, 27.09.03.
Participant in a debate ‘Freud on the Couch’ accompanying the performance of ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the feminist theatre company Sphinx, Bath Theatre Royal, 10.06.2000.
‘Blogging at the Crossroads of Narcissism and Ethics’, paper presented at the international conference organised by the Association of Cultural Studies, Crossroads 2008, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 3-7.07.2008.
Presentation on bioethics at the 4th Biannual Meeting of the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts, University of Amsterdam, 13-16.06.2006.
'CLASS-ifying Anti-Semitism: Aporias of Responsibility and Forgiveness', presented at Congress CATH 2002: Translating Class, Altering Hospitality, organised by the AHRB Centre in Cultural Analysis, Theory and History, University of Leeds, UK, 21-21.06.2002.
'Getting Even: Ethics and the Price of Death', presented at the 26th Annual IAPL Conference, Intermedialities, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 3-8.06.2002.
'Making Promises: Cultural Studies and Responsibility', presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference: 'Cultural Studies: Between Politics and Ethics', Bath Spa University College, UK, 6-8.07.2001.
'Unweaving the Deadly Enigma or, What's Sublime About Spiders?', presented at the conference 'Inventions of Death: Literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis', University of Warwick, UK, 8-9.06.2001.
'The Cyborg Experiments: Performing Selves in Online Spaces', presented at a plenary session at The Chesapeake Chapter of the American Studies Association conference on Constructing Cyberculture(s): Performance, Pedagogy, and Politics in Online Spaces, University of Maryland, USA, 6-7.04.2001.
'The Future … Is Monstrous: Politics, Ethics, Prosthetics', presented at the Conference of the Post-Structuralist Group of the Political Studies Association, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, 25.01.2001.
'The Ethics of Blindness: Feminism Beyond the Gaze', an international interdisciplinary conference 'Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender', University of Leeds, UK, 23-25.06.2000.
'The Sublime and the Cybercity: the Ethics of Hospitality in Cyberspace', IXth Annual Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and the Visual Arts 'The Sublime and the City', University College Cork, 28-30.04.2000.