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Biography

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 2019

(In)Animate Semiotics: Virtuality and Deleuzian Illusion(s) of Life

Roberts, S., 2019, In : Animation. 14, 1, p. 5-21 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Virtuality
Illusion
Philosophy
Gilles Deleuze
Animation

Mining the Aesthetico-Conceptual: Deleuze, Derrida and Artistic Research

Roberts, S., 10 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Aberrant Nuptials. Deleuze and Artistic Research 2. Leuven University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Jacques Derrida
Gilles Deleuze
Writer
Rejection
Neglect

Digestion and Regurgitation: Methods of Contestation in Artistic Research

Roberts, S., 3 May 2018, Proceedings of the 9th SAR - International Conference on Artistic Research. Cox, G., Drayson, H., Fatehrad, A., Gall, A., Hopes, L., Lewin, A. & Prior, A. (eds.). p. 240-253 14 p.

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

Open Access
File
Contestation
Digestion
Food
Affirmation
Anorexia

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

Pedagogy
Henri Bergson
Materialist
Thought
Education

Deleuze * Derrida

Roberts, S., 20 Nov 2017

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Gilles Deleuze
Jacques Derrida
Draft
Lexicon
Accompaniment

Activities 2015 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Derrida and Deleuze: of Void, Abundance and Artistic Research

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Digestion and Regurgitation: Methods of Contestation in Artistic Research

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Constructing the Aesthetico-Conceptual: Deleuze, Derrida and Artistic Research

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Mining the Aesthetico-Conceptual: Deleuze, Derrida and Artistic Research

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
21 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Constructing the Aesthetico-Conceptual: Deleuze, Derrida and Artistic Research

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation