‘The Col and the Black Outs’, a story based on one of Aesops Fables , features in this exciting collection of fictions. The idea behind the book is to ask what would it be like to live in a city administered using the business model of Amazon (or Apple, IKEA, Pornhub, Spotify, Tinder, Uber, and more), or a city where critical public services are delivered by these companies? https://meatspacepress.com/
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Maternity Leave Sept 2019- Sept 2020



Orienteering Fictions, a series of writing and walking workshops, in collaboration with the Building City Dashboards Team and CONNECT, exploring larger realities of smart city technologies through processes of fiction, poetry and language, June 2019. The materials and insights gleaned through these workshops will be distilled into a collection of creative and critical texts for publication as part of my IRC research.

For more information contact jessica.foley@mu.ie and please visit www.engineeringfictions.wordpress.com


Artistic Strategies for Engaging with Algorithms and Big-Data, NCAD, 29-30 August (New Foundations IRC funded workshop led by Dr. Rachel O’Dwyer).

Acquatic Cultures and the Digital Environmental Humanities, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 9-10 August 2019 (New Foundations IRC funded workshop led by Dr. James Smith). A creative inquiry session exploring relationships with water and infrastructure through open-air observational writing along the bridges of the Liffey, followed by collective, improvised compositions of cento poems.

5th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, 2-3 May 2019. Presenting a panel on Fiction as Orienteering and a solo presentation on Engineering Stranger Fictions. 

European Poetry Festival, Reading at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on Monday 15th April. Curated by Christodolous Makris and Stephen J. Fowler.

Hear Say International Audio Festival 2019, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, 4-7 April. A Chocolate Box session presenting a beta-version of the forthcoming Stranger Fictions website, designed by Alex Synge|The First 47.