Personal profile


I am primarily interested in the confluences between art, design, philosophy and technology. I gained a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire where supervisorial input was shared between the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Philosophy. I also hold a BA in Philosophy from the University of Hull, and an MSc in Interactive Multimedia Production from the University of Huddersfield.

I currently teach art, design and animation theory alongside a general departmental lecture program that explores the application of Deleuzian thought in the context of the visual arts. My PhD thesis developed a Deleuzian, process-philosophical perspective on artistic research, whilst contesting the design-led critique of the non-traditional thesis.

My artistic practice focuses on code and electronics as material forms of expression, exploring spatiotemporal relations through digital text-based experimentation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Process Philosophy
  • Object Oriented Ontology
  • Henri Bergson
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Research as practice
  • Expanded Animation
  • Expanded Design
  • Affect Theory
  • Transformative Animation
  • Transformative Design
  • Open Design
  • Relational Design

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Artefact

New Materialist Pedagogy: A Deleuzo-Bergsonian Image of Thought

Roberts, S. & Hardy-Smith, B. 28 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) TransImage 2018. University of Edinburgh, 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Henri Bergson

Deleuze * Derrida

Roberts, S. 20 Nov 2017

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Gilles Deleuze
Jacques Derrida

Graphic Affect

Roberts, S. Jul 2016 In : Message. 3, 3, p. 7-32 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Design Criticism
1 Citations

On scratching your own itch

Roberts, S. 2016 In : Digital Creativity. 27, 2, p. 143-162 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2015 2018

  • 7 Oral presentation