Some selected events in the past year and some upcoming engagements:

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • “Does your smartphone know you better than you know yourself?: Profiling Citizens from Computational Psychiatry to Psychometrics”
    Guest Lecture in the Open Minded Lecture Series, eLaw Centre of Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University
    21 February 2020New developments in computational psychiatry make use of the wide availability of data and machine learning methods in order to improve diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, while micro-targeting in online advertising is increasingly informed by psychological profiling through psychometrics. This talk will investigate the incorporation of psychology in data processing, the potential harms of these practices, and reflect on the regulatory implications.


Past Conferences

  • Conference Workshop
    • “Lost in Translation: An Interactive Workshop Mapping Interdisciplinary Translations for Epistemic Justice”
      CRAFT Workshop Session
      ACM* FAT Barcelona 2020, 27-30 Jan 2020There are gaps in understanding between those who design systems of AI/ ML and those who critique them. This gap can be defined in multiple ways – methodological, epistemological, linguistic, or cultural. To bridge this gap would require a set of translations: the generation of a collaborative space and a new set of shared sensibilities that traverse disciplinary boundaries. We propose a workshop which aims to explore translations across multiple fields, and translations between theory and practice, as well as how interdisciplinary work could generate new operationalizable approaches. Through 3-hours of joint discussion and interactive exercises, the workshop will generate insights regarding the challenges of interdisciplinary work, identify shared concerns and pressing issues facing our field(s), and pave the way for actionable steps to introduce change in our respective practices that would be conducive to future interdisciplinary collaboration. This to us would help achieve a vision of epistemic justice, where new grounds for interdisciplinary knowledge could be built, validated, and adopted towards the goal of FAT and beyond in computational systems.


  • Performance Studies Space Programme
    Performance Studies international #25 “Elasticity”
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 4-7 July 2019
  • “Split Personality!: On the politics of data subjects and the dissolving boundaries of self in algorithmic life”
    Connected Life 2019: Data & Disorder
    Oxford Internet Institute/ London School of Economics/ Alan Turing Institute
    Oxford/ London, UK, 24-25 June 2019
  • “Protecting against Data-driven Harms in a Data-driven World”
    TILTing Perspectives “Regulating a World in Transition”
    Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 15-17 May 2019
  • “Performing Rhythms of Labour: Biopower and Algorithmic Mediations of Time”
    Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time
    Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, 15-16 Mar 2019
  • “Durational Violence: Precarious labour and the necropolitics of digital waste infrastructure”
    IIAS Inter-Asia Connections, Workshop on “Beyond the New Media: Deep Time of Networks and Infrastructural Memory in Asia”
    Hanoi, Vietnam, 4-7 Dec 2018
  • “Can you trust a stranger?: Predictive Analytics, Metricisation, and the Digital Self”
    Digital Cultures: Knowledge | Culture | Technology
    Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, 19-22 Sept 2018
  • “Surveilled! Performing trust and authenticity in the era of #fakenews”
    Performance Studies international #24 “Performance as Network”
    Daegu Arts Factory, South Korea, 3-6 July 2018


Past Engagements

  • “A Place for Indigenous Knowledges: What belongs to ‘citizen science’ in times of climate crises?”
    Guest Lecture, WTMC Fall Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning STS (Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology, and Modern Culture), 18-20 Nov 2019
  • “Unravelling Work, Undoing Time”
    Guest Lecture, Honours Programme
    University of the Arts Arnhem (ArtEZ), 9 Oct 2019
  • “Depressed? Your smartphone knows before you do: On Uses of Machine Learning in Computational Psychiatry”
    Keynote Speaker, Interfaculty Symposium 2019
    Utrecht University, 8 May 2019
  • Speaker in Panel on AI Futures & Book Launch of “Drones & Dreams: A Speculative Sprint Story Collection”
    Digital Asia Hub/ METTA, Hong Kong, 12 Jan 2019
  • Invited Presentation, “Algorhythms and Algovisions: Artistic Imaginaries of Algorithms”
    FAT*Asia (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency) Conference
    Digital Asia Hub/ University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 11-12 Jan 2019
  • Invited Performance Presentation, When the world is at war, we just keep dancing
    soft/WALL/studs, Singapore, 18 Dec 2019
  • Invited Public Lecture, Proost op de Wetenschap: Who’s Afraid of Algorithms?
    SPUI25, University of Amsterdam, 30 Nov 2018
  • Closed Event: Inspiration Session for Data Professionals and Municipal Staff
    Gemeente Rotterdam, 22 Nov 2018
  • Moderator for the Panel Discussion “(Infra)structures of Trust”
    IMPAKT Festival “Algorithmic Superstructures”, IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, 27 Oct 2018