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AAG2022 New York | CfP | Infrastructural Life and the More-Than-Human

Organisers: Andrew Dwyer, Durham University & Nat O’Grady, University of Manchester Conceptual developments loosely found under more-than-humanism have proven pivotal in cultivating critically informed understandings of the various forms of infrastructure whose existence supports and sustains life. The sites where these concerns with infrastructure have featured alongside more-than-human approaches are various, ranging from internet provision (McCormack, 2017  Starolieski, 2015) […]

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein 2.0: Blog 4

It has been some time since I wrote a blog for the ‘Frankenstein 2.0’ project, which now has a dedicated page on my website here. This blog posts covers a significant amount of development that went into the bot’s development since January, and here I will outline some of the difficulties, intrigue, and frantic development […]

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Research

Cybersecurity’s Grammars: A More-than-Human Geopolitics of Computation

Link to the paper in Area: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12728 I am pleased to say that my first sole-authored article has just been published in the journal Area – focused on discussions in geography but with a broader readership. This is part of a special issue on ‘Geopolitics and Language’ – and I thank Ingrid A. Medby for […]

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Research

Critical Reflections – The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs?

This week, I was part of a new report – “The National Cyber Force that Britain Needs” – that was published detailing how the UK intends to consolidate its offensive cyber operations and capabilities broadly under a new National Cyber Force (the NCF). This report, co-authored with Joe Devanny, Amy Ertan, and Tim Stevens and […]

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein 2.0: Blog 3

I’ve been slowly working away at the bot since the last post a couple of weeks ago. Although there has been little ‘concrete’ progress; in terms of thinking and practicing the techniques that the bot will be using, it was a very good couple of weeks. I’ve focused on two main things: 1) on making […]

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein 2.0: Blog 2

I’ve taken some time off over the Christmas break and I’m now dedicating a whole work day per week to this project. Today has been somewhat both slow and also good for the progress of the project for someone who has never built any sort of explicit speech bot. As I said on my first […]

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Cyber Security

Brexit – A Bad Deal for Influencing Cybersecurity?

Updated: 26 December 2020. The UK and the European Union have finally delivered a deal – which some will see as a bitter end to 2020 or as a ‘Happy Brexmas’. However, what does this mean for cybersecurity? In summary – little is going to happen and it will limit the UK’s influence into the […]

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Offensive Cyber – Working Group and Scoping Workshop Report

On the 18th November, the inaugural scoping workshop of the ‘Offensive Cyber Working Group‘, which I co-lead with Amy Ertan happened. This has been in the works for the best part of a year – so I’m glad it finally happened. This links with my broader interest in stimulating conversation around ‘offensive cyber’ writ large […]

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Guest Lecture – Universiteit Leiden

Last week was exceptionally busy, but it was great to give a guest lecture to a group of really great students (from the questions!) at Leiden University’s ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ module. I don’t have any written notes from this lecture as it was less formal, but you can find my slides below. I just wish that […]

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein 2.0: Blog 1

I am going to be doing a series of blog posts as part of a reflection on a project I am working with Hayden Lorimer and Pip Thornton, both at the University of Edinburgh. This is an Human Data Interaction-funded project (see more information here), “Spoken Word Data: Artistic Interventions in the Everyday Spaces of […]