Talks/Publications

Keynotes, Invited Talks, and Conferences

Heffernan, T. “Fiction Writes Back: The 2045 Initiative, Zero K, and the Immortality Industry.” Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Lecture. May 18th, 2018. Invited.

Heffernan, T. “AI and Robotics: Where Fiction and the Industry Intersect.” Paper presented at Responsible Robots: Shaping Our Future With Robotics. Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. February 19 – 23, 2018. Invited.

Heffernan, T. “Where Science Meets Fiction: Concerns About the Artificial Intelligence Industry.” Respondent to public lecture by Stan Matwin “Artificial Intelligence: Successes and Challenges.” Automatons: From Ovid to AI. King’s College Public Lecture Series 2018. University of King’s College, Halifax, NS. February 14, 2018. Invited. Video.

Heffernan, T. “Imagining Automatons: Images of Robots in Fiction and Science.” Public lecture presented at Automatons: From Ovid to AI. King’s College Public Lecture Series 2018. January 17, 2018. Video.

Heffernan, T. Panel participant in “Public Debate: AI/Robots and Our Future.”  Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. October 19, 2017. Invited. Video.

Heffernan, T. “Which is the Man and Which is the Monster?  Frankenstein, Ex Machina and Twenty-first Century Technoculture.” Paper presented at Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception. Thessaloniki, Greece. May 25-27, 2017.

Asp, K. “Unnatural Powers: AI, Ecology and the ‘Risks’ of Progress.” Paper presented at Cyborg Futures Workshop. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS. March 31-April 1, 2017.

Heffernan, T. “Coding Life: Frankenstein, Monsters and Robots.” Bristol Festival of Ideas, April 2016. Invited.

Heffernan, T. “Robot Capital, Animals, and Rights Discourse.” Digital Cultures, University of the West of England, April 2016. Invited.

Heffernan, T. “From Petman to Pepper: Robot Emotions and the Deadly Logic of Cuteness.”  The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness Conference. University of Amsterdam, October, 2015. Keynote.

Heffernan, T. “Science, Fiction, and the Death Drive.” End Times Colloquium, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014. Keynote.

Heffernan, T. “Careless Rights: Humans, Animals, Robots.” Fictions of Threat Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014. Keynote.

Heffernan, T. “Robot Capital, Commodity Fetishism, and Rights Discourse.” Mosaic: A Matter of Life/death, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, October, 2014.

Asp, K. “Mortal Choices: Instrumentality and Freedom in Harraway’s Companion Species Model.” Mosaic: A Matter of Life/death, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, October, 2014.

Articles

Heffernan, T. “A.I. Artificial Intelligence: Science, Fiction and Fairy Tales.” English Studies in Africa. Forthcoming.

Heffernan, T. “The Post-Apocalyptic Imaginary: Science, Fiction, and the Death Drive.” English Studies in Africa 58.1 (2015). Special Issue.

 

 

 

 

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