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‘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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Engineering Fictions and Policing Digital Futures: Embedding Ethics by Design in the Policing of Digital Futures in Scotland with the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.

As part of my IRC postdoctoral research Data Stories: Exploring the function of fiction in parsing digital worlds, I am currently devising two Engineering Fictions workshops and two Public Reading Groups with the Policing Digital Futures team.

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Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2021, inclusive of Maternity Leave), Data Stories: Exploring the function of fiction in parsing networked digital worlds.

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orienteering

Orienteering Fictions was a short series of research-creation writing/walking workshops carried out in June 2019. They were made in collaboration with the Building City Dashboards team and CONNECT researchers, to explore larger realities and imaginaries of smart city technologies through processes of fiction, poetry and language.

This work is part of my IRC postdoctoral research Data Stories: Exploring the function of fiction in parsing digital worlds. 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.