Tag Archives: Science in Public

Social robots for health…

I’m pleased to have been asked to contribute to this event looking at Social Robots for Health and Well-being in Ageing Societies; I’ll be reading and discussing my story, Eating Robots.

“This interdisciplinary workshop develops a critical approach to the research and development of social robots for health and well-being. […] The workshop brings perspectives from HRI, STS, Age Studies, and neighboring fields into conversation to develop aspects of an agenda for more reflective, holistic and appropriate development of social robots for older adults in ageing societies.”

The event is organised by Andreas Bischof and Sanna Kuoppamäki (members of the socio-gerontechnology network)

Tales from the CyberSalon – #2 A New High Street

The Crunch is the story I wrote for the CyberSalon event on the future of the high street. It’s one of those stories where the more I researched and thought about the future of our communal spaces, our town centres, the more layers I wanted to include in the story.

But, with only six minutes reading time to play with—well, see for yourself.

The Crunch – now available on Medium.


Science, Tech, Near-Future & Me

It’s always with a little bit of excitement and a little bit of nervousness that I approach being interviewed. But, the way James approached this and allowed us to wander as the conversation took us made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience; we meandered our way through all sorts of topics.



The great thing about the alitpassage channel is that they ‘top and tail’ the interview with a prologue, an introduction and a couple of readings…