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Senior Lecturer, School of Design, University of Technology Sydney

I am a design theorist and researcher whose work focuses on the experiential dimensions of technology, materials and spaces. I am particularly concerned with the distinctive feelings and forms of networked, consumer oriented culture that characterise life in wealthy democracies after WWII. This includes the massive proliferation and diversification of leisure oriented experiences associated with music, food and exercise.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, UTS, Design Studies
  • 2016–2019
    Director, UTS, Master of Design
  • 2015–2017
    Course coordinator, UTS, Researching Design History
  • 2012–2014
    Casual Academic, UWS

Education

  • 2012 
    UWS, Writing and Society, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2007 
    UTS, BA Hons (first class) Communications (Writing and Cultural Studies)

Publications

  • 2021
    After The Australian Ugliness, Thames and Hudson
  • 2021
    Cultures of Number: Connections across Literature, Design, and Technology, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
  • 2021
    Conspicuous and inconspicuous repair: A framework for situating repair in relation to consumer practices and design research, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2021
    Improving landholder engagement in biodiversity conservation: What can be learned from literary theory and design, People and Nature
  • 2021
    Beyond archetypes: advancing the knowledge of narrative fiction in future scenarios, Futures
  • 2020
    Digital collaboration in design education: how online collaborative software changes the practices and places of learning, Pedagogy, Culture & Society
  • 2018
    Sense, substance, fruit: Examining poetic descriptions of how people experience fruits as input for design considerations, International Journal of Food Design
  • 2018
    Design Research Units and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs): An Approach for Advancing Technology and Competitive Strength in Australia, The Design Journal
  • 2018
    Design Philosophy and Poetic Thinking, Human Ecology Review
  • 2018
    Sense, substance, fruit: Examining poetic descriptions of how people experience fruits as input for design considerations, International Journal of Food Design
  • 2017
    Too Much Fun: Contemporary Aesthetic Theory and Design, Design and Culture
  • 2016
    'Contemporary Perspectives In Aesthetic Theory: Steven Connor, Sianne Ngai And The Edible World', Aesthetics and Culture
  • 2016
    (Chatper) "McCarthy, W.G. Sebald and A.N. Whitehead: Metaphysical Prose", Cormac McCarthy Borders and Landscapes
  • 2016
    (Book review) 'You Must Change Your Life' by Peter Sloterdijk, Design Issues
  • 2015
    Place and Identity: What we can learn from the dead? , Journal of Craft and Design Enquiry
  • 2012
    The Lists of W.G. Sebald, M/C Journal
  • 2012
    Burrs and Burrows, Environmental Humanities

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship
    Role:
    Sole recipient
    Funding Source:
    Marten Bequest