Talks

Forthcoming

16-17 December 2019 – “Remixing figurations: How to produce data subjects with sonic epistemologies”. Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data Conference. (London, UK).

31 December 2019 – “Engineering the anti-social”. IDC University, Communication seminar. (Herzeliya, Israel).

16-18 April 2020 – “Tuning into the hidden layers of media work with processed listening”, part of the workshop “Analysing Media Labour: Methodological Issues and Interventions”, Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions Conference. (London, UK).

16-18 April 2020 – Together with Dr. Carolyn Birdsall “Sustaining Media Output: Gender, Technical and Information Management Work in the Radio and Telephone Industries, 1930-1950”, part of the panel “Gendered Media Labour”, Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions Conference. (London, UK).

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Past

19-20 November – Invited speaker at the Negotiating Noise workshop. A collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Sound Environment Centre at Lund University (Lund, Sweden).

2-5 October 2019 – “Understanding Our Data: How to develop citizens’ data literacy in the age of misinformation”. The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual conference. (Brisbane, Australia).

2-5 October 2019 – “Content moderation and the power of platforms: Emerging concerns”. Together with Professor Tarleton Gillespie, Dr. Ysable Gerrard, Dr. Robert Gorwa, and Dr. Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez. The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual conference. (Brisbane, Australia).

8 October 2019 – Invited speaker at the panel Tech Regrets: Imagining Im/Possible Futures for Digital Media, together with Luke Stark, Sam de Silva and Mark Andrejevic. The Creative Direction festival at the Media and Communication studies department, Monash University. (Melbourne, Australia).

7-11 July 2019 – “Ordering sociality with rhythmedia: Orchestrating people as rhythms in algorithmically mediated platforms”. The Communication, Policy and Technology section at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference. (Madrid, Spain).

7-11 July 2019 – “Inequality in data literacies – Some initial findings”. The Digital Divide Working Group at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference. (Madrid, Spain).

18-21 June 2019 – “Listening to the rhythm of the web: Examining the web’s history through sonic epistemologies”. The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections (RESAW19) (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

11-12 June 2019 – “Me and my big data: Understanding UK citizens data literacy”, Data for Policy Conference (London, UK).

22-24 May 2019 – “Citizens’ Data Literacy in the Age of Misinformation”, Together with Professor Simeon Yates. The Partnership For Progress on the Digital Divide Conference (PPDD) (Washington DC, USA).

8 May 2019 – “Engineering society through social media: The longer history of misinformation”. Invited talk at the Social Media and Conflict Workshop. King’s College (London, UK).

25 March 2019 – Invited talk at the New Political Communication Unit seminar series – The Politics of Freedom in Data Times, Royal Holloway University (London, UK). Title: “I want to break free: Freedom of movement in datafied spaces”.

28 February 2019 – Invited talk at the Digital Culture Research Network (DCRN), Nottingham University (Nottingham, UK). Title: “A Dark Strangelove, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the ‘dark’ side of the digital.

08 January 2019 – Conducting the rhythms of the social and antisocial. Understanding the Social Conference (Norwich, UK).

25 December 2018 – Invited speaker at the PhD Multidisciplinary Programme in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Rhythmedia as an ordering mechanism in software mediated spaces”.

25-28 July 2018 – ‘Don’t let them feed you with organic sorts’: Demystifying ‘organic’ ordering on social media with rhythmedia. EASST2018: Meetings – Making Science, Technology and Society together (Lancaster, UK).

2 January 2018 – Invited talk at the Media and Communication Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Title: Power in media through sound.

24 December 2017 – Invited talk at the transdiciplinary conference of the digital culture researchers association in Israel. Title: Remixing methods.

6 – 7 November 2017 – Processed listening: (Re)Producing knowledge in datafied spaces. ECREA 2017 Digital Culture and Communication ConferenceDigital Culture meets data: Critical approaches (Brighton, UK).

18 – 21 October 2017 – Privacy beyond the individual. Fishbowl participant. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Networked Publics (Tartu, Estonia).

18 – 21 October 2017 – The hidden listeners: Regulating publics through media, from telephone operators to social media content moderators. Organiser of the panel – Sonic publics- Together with Professor Aram Sinnreich. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Networked Publics (Tartu, Estonia).

10 – 11 October 2017 – Processed Listening: Knowing through listening in digital spaces. Ways of Being in a Digital Age – A Review Conference (Liverpool, UK).

15 September 2017 – Ooops, we did it again! How Silicon Valley tech companies use malware for features. Gikii Conference (Winchester, UK).

16 March 2017 – Invited talk and workshop at the new digital social sciences research unit – DIGSUM (Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden). Title: “Forget everything you know about spam. Now let’s talk about spam”.

2 February 2017 – Invited lecture and workshop for the MA programme in Global Media and Transnational Communications, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

27 December 2016 – Invited speaker at MA/PhD Multidisciplinary Programme in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Sounding media studies”.

21 December 2016 – Invited facilitator of the Future of Governance working group at the Designing Tomorrow think tank event. A collaborative project of Utopia sci fi festival (Israel) and Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany) Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Israel.

12-13 November 2016 – Invited speaker at Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS X), (Marstrand, Sweden). Title: “Privacy, you keep on using this word… The politics behind notions of privacy on the internet”.

5 – 8 October 2016 – Eat Me! Spam versus cookies in the politics of the European Union Internet. Organiser of the panel – Network standards and culture – Together with Dr. Robert W. Gehl. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Internet Rules! (Berlin, Germany).

30 September 2016 – Catch me if you can, Mmmm K? Lessons from South Park on the evolution of online advertising and its regulation. Gikii conference (London, UK).

31 August – 3 September 2016Regulating (un)solicited communications in the European Union – Spam versus cookies. 4S/EAST: Science and Technology by Other Means conference (Barcelona, Spain).

13 May 2016 –Invited lecture for the Bad Vibes Club conference Target Markets, at the Open School East. Title: “Don’t disturb me”.

2 – 4 May 2016A voice of one’s own: Lessons on technology from Bell’s telephone operators. Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany).

12 April 2016 – Stakeholder workshop: Towards a future proof ePrivacy Legal Framework. (Brussels, Belgium).

30 March 2016 –Invited lecture for the Bad Vibes Club at the Open School East. Title: “Crossing the Line: Testing the boundaries of media technologies”.

29 January 2016 – Invited lecture and workshop for the PhD programme in the Media and Communications department, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “The nitty-gritty of doing a PhD”.

6 January 2016 – Stop Spamming! Constructing and performing community standards on Facebook. MeCCSA Annual Conference (Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK).

22 December 2015 – Invited lecture for the MA course Introduction to Culture Research, Culture Research Unit, (Tel Aviv University, Israel). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

18 November 2015 – Invited lecture and workshop for the MA programme in Global Media and Transnational Communications, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

20 – 26 September 2015 – How to spam. Challenging Methods Summer School (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany) [Full bursary].

6 May 2015Spamming the EU: The power of not being categorised. Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany).

2 December 2014 – Invited lecture for the BA course Communication, Education and New Media, (Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain). Title: “SpamAlot: Drawing the (digital) line of legitimacy”.

25 November 2014 – Stakeholder workshop for the EU study ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation (SMART 2013/0071). Brussels, Belgium.

18 – 22 August 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. Sound Signature Summer School (NYU Centre, Humboldt Universität, Max Planck Institute for The History of Science, Berlin, Germany) [Full bursary].

27 – 29 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. International ESSA (European Sound Studies Association) Conference (Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark).

23 – 24 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. MeCCSA PGN conference (Leeds University, Leeds, UK).

5 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. LSE PhD Symposium (London School of Economics, London, UK).

31 May 2014 – Are you spam or not?: The aura of authenticity in social networking sites (SNS). Material Witness conference (King’s College, London, UK) – Sponsored by AHRC Digital Transformation- ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction’.

20 January 2014 – Invited by Prof. Matthew Fuller to the workshopAlgorithms and Capital, organised by Dr. Tiziana Terranova, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).

31 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the MA course Introduction to Culture Research, Culture Research Unit, (Tel Aviv University, Israel). Title: “How to research culture: The case of the Israeli Psytrance Culture”.

25 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the BA course Media and Society in Israel, Media and Communications department, (Ben Gurion University, Israel). Title: “What’s the panic? The Israeli media’s presentation of the Psytrance Culture in the 1990s”.

23 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the BA course Matters in Popular Culture, Media and Communications department, (Colman College, Israel). Title: “What’s the panic? Subcultures, moral panics and mainstream media”.

29 September- 5 October 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Digitisation and its impact on society – (Dresden Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany) [Full bursary].

1 – 2 July 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Lancaster University Sociology Department’s Summer Conference and Intellectual Party, (Lancaster, UK).

13 May 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Goldsmiths Graduate Festival, (London, UK).

26 March 2012 – Invited lecture for the Music History Club, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Psytrance and moral panic”.

3 June 2012 – Invited lecture for the BA course The World Belongs to the Young, Media and Communications department, Colman College, Israel. Title: Constructing moral panic – “The Israeli media’s presentation of the Psytrance Culture in the 1990s”.