PVC 2021

May 13th, 2021|Events, Projects|

Good things come to those who wait, and that couldn’t have been truer for the PVC 2021 conference! The World’s leading forum on polyvinyl chloride was postponed in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and after a year of patience, planning and rejigging, we got it off the ground in 2021 as a completely virtual event. It was great fun developing the sessions for a fully interactive, virtual conference experience, and facilitating meaningful exchange between speakers and our 450+ remote participants. Circularity and innovation featured large on the program with keynotes from materials scientist and broadcaster [...]

10 Years EU MODEX Anniversary Show

March 28th, 2021|Events, Projects|

As many parts of the world were feeling the effect of climate-related natural disasters, a deep dive into the history and workings of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism couldn’t have been more timely. I was honoured to help EU MODEX celebrate its 10th anniversary, and transform what would have been an in-person event into an exciting television and live-stream broadcast. Thanks to the terrific team at TIDE-TV in Hamburg that took on this project for the European Commission … with first-person stories from a decade of Civil Protection exercises it not only galvanized a diverse expert community, but also [...]

The Allure of Sports in Western Culture

November 25th, 2019|Projects, Publications|

Proud to have a chapter in this impressive volume, The Allure of Sports in Western Culture, edited by the intrepid duo of John Zilcosky and Marlo Burks. After organising a successful symposium on the subject back in 2016 at the University of Toronto, they decided to collate the various contributions into a book. The result is a labour of love that brings together the work of historians, philosophers, literary theorists, and yours truly for an athlete perspective in an exploration of our collective fascination with sports from classical antiquity to the present day. Critics were resounding in their praise for [...]

Arts on the Edge: Can AI be truly creative | Arts.21-Talk

June 3rd, 2019|Events, Projects|

Artificial intelligence was a key theme at DW’s 2019 Global Media Forum in Bonn – the opportunities and risks that it presents, and its pervasive presence in every part of our lives. The arts are no exception, and with complex fields like music composition, film direction, and even visual arts increasingly influenced by algorithms and machine learning, the question of whether AI can ever trump human creativity is the subject of much debate. But what values or biases might it incorporate into the creative fields? Should we be worried AI will get the better of our artistic consciousness? What [...]

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