Introducing Our Keynote

The conference organising committee are delighted to announce that that our keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University of London. Her keynote will be delivered on 1st October 2018.

Professor Zylinska is Co-Head of Department and convenor of the MA in Digital Media: Technology and Cultural Form. Her work involves extensive work on technology and human-inhuman interfaces including Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2014) and she is also an editor for Culture Machine, an international open-access journal of culture and theory.

We look forward to welcoming her to what promises to be a lively and vibrant event.

Further information on Professor Zylinska can be found here:

Call For Papers

Intelligent Futures: Automation, AI and Cognitive Ecologies

A Postgraduate Conference supported by CHASE DTP and Sussex Humanities Lab

1–2 October 2018, University of Sussex (UK)


CHASE DTP and the Sussex Humanities Lab (University of Sussex) seek to engage doctoral and early-career researchers working on philosophical, cultural and literary approaches to Artificial Intelligence. The aim of the event is to bring scholars from the humanities into discussion with their peers from the social sciences, informatics and engineering, psychology and the life sciences. The conference will promote critical and speculative engagements with questions of technical cognition, with special emphasis on sustainability and the emergence of new planetary ecologies of thought.

We are looking for papers addressing a wide range of approaches to AI. These could include, but need not be limited to, the following:

  • Natural and technical cognition
  • Automation
  • Planetary computing
  • Artificial Lives and Digital Selves
  • Narrative, Meaning and Images of the Future
  • Materiality of Memory
  • Sustainability and Technology

Please send a short abstract (250 words) for a 20 minutes paper to by 15 August 2018.

Conference Organising Committee:

Programme Chairs: M. Beatrice Fazi (Sussex) and Michael Jonik (Sussex)

CHASE Chair: Rob Witts (Sussex)

Administrative Assistance and Website: Gabriel Chin (Sussex)

Conference Website:

Travel and Accommodation Bursaries:

CHASE DTP will offer a number of bursaries of up to £300 for travel and accommodation for attendees without other sources of funding. The application form is available here: