IX Magazine: Feminisms in Design

Very excit­ed to see the *Fem­i­nisms in Design* issue of @interactionsMag hit­ting the shelves. Thought­ful con­ver­sa­tions from schol­ars like Mayar El Bakry, Ani­ta Say Chan, Shaowen Bardzell, Alex Ahmed, Maryam Mustafa, @gleemie, @nehakumar and @ChSaiShruthi.https://t.co/Su0W5ips6H pic.twitter.com/Jlb1x4280P — Alex Tay­lor (@alxndrt) Novem­ber 5, 2020 […]

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Talk: Critical Perspectives on AI Ethics

Join us next week for an excit­ing 2‑day con­fer­ence on Crit­i­cal Per­spec­tive on AI Ethics! 20+ pan­elists from mul­ti­ple fields, a poster ses­sion, and a stel­lar speak­er line-up: @ShannonVallor @BakitaKK @alxndrt @benzevgreen @UoE_EFI Reg­is­ter here: https://t.co/eJV7nkCqlC — AIES Edin­burgh (@aies_edinburgh) Octo­ber 15, 2020 Brush­ing up on one of my favourite top­ics, Clever Hans the horse — […]

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IX Magazine: Design in the Pandemic

*Design in the Pan­dem­ic* hot off the press from @interactionsMag. Hard work from so many to get #hci, #design, + #covid relat­ed con­tent out in a (sort of) time­ly fash­ion. Words from @danielarosner @barbro66 @DuncanBrumby @tripsandflips_ @Callygraphy … https://t.co/hUHeeN8v0N pic.twitter.com/Dl3ClmIG8R — Alex Tay­lor (@alxndrt) July 30, 2020 […]

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Conference papers

I’ve been slow to share papers here, so post­ing about two recent­ly pub­lished papers. With both pub­li­ca­tions it was a absolute joy and priv­i­lege to work with my co-authors. Abstract Cur­rent approach­es to AI and Assis­tive Tech­nol­o­gy (AT) often fore­ground task com­ple­tion over oth­er encoun­ters such as expres­sions of care. Our paper chal­lenges and complements […]

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Sending HTML formatted emails using BuddyPress and BBPress

I’ve spent quite a long time try­ing to fig­ure out how to send html for­mat­ted emails on a com­mu­ni­ty Word­Press site, using Bud­dy­press and bbpress. It’s tak­en a bit of dig­ging and a com­bi­na­tion of sources so I thought I’d share my final solu­tion. The prob­lem I run a Word­Press web­site for my local neighbourhood […]

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PhD Scholarships at City

We’d love to haveappli­ca­tions from prospec­tive stu­dents want­i­ng to join the Cen­tre for Human-Com­put­er Inter­ac­tion Design (HCID). The dead­line is 20th May 2020. For details and appli­ca­tion process, see here. Top­i­cal­ly, I’m very open to sug­ges­tions. I’d love to see pro­pos­als tak­ing crit­i­cal and per­haps mate­ri­al­ist ori­en­ta­tions to techno­science. Fem­i­nist, inter­sec­tion­al think­ing would also be […]

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Halfway to the Future

Alex Tay­lor giv­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing respon­sive talk after Lucy Such­man #httf2019 pic.twitter.com/UU0cgeSL0A — Kather­ine Isbis­ter (@kcisbister) Novem­ber 19, 2019 Today’s final keynote is a remote but co-present con­ver­sa­tion between @alxndrt and Lucy Such­man on the entan­gle­ment of human-machine agen­cies #httf2019 pic.twitter.com/VXCRF8jLyF — Luig­i­na Ciolfi (@luiciolfi) Novem­ber 19, 2019 Speak­ing at the Mixed Real­i­ty Lab’s Halfway to the […]

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Data Bodies, Social Objects: S1 Art Space Sheffield

So grate­ful to Ilona Sagar for invit­ing me to join her at Park Hill’s S1 Art­space, in Sheffield. Lau­ra Vaugh­an and I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond to her thought pro­vok­ing film Deep Struc­ture, in a con­ver­sa­tion title “Data Bod­ies, Social Objects”. Fan­tas­tic talk from our ‘Data Bod­ies, Social Objects’ pan­el on Wednes­day AND a […]

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Bauhaus Futures Book Chapter

  This chap­ter exam­ines the process­es of scal­ing made vis­i­ble with­in the words and work of the Weimer Bauhaus and, par­tic­u­lar­ly, Anni Albers’ care­ful accounts of weav­ing. We explore whether thread­ing a fem­i­nist pre­car­i­ty into her writ­ing helps illu­mi­nate new ways of exam­in­ing ten­sions between what we scale up and what we scale down. Read­ing with […]

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Seminar talk at Edinburgh Design Informatics

Real­ly delight­ed to have pre­sent­ed at Design infor­mat­ics this week. “The grid/table par­ti­tions, breaks down bod­ies & labour. The grid/tables remake the body as an inte­gral part to new infra­struc­ture. The grid/table acts as a reg­u­la­to­ry or dis­ci­pli­nary struc­ture, dic­tat­ing the pos­si­ble” @alxndrt shakes the core of @DataCapitalEd @DesignInf pic.twitter.com/73tqu2ovLf — chris­speed (@chrisspeed) Sep­tem­ber 26, 2019 […]

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