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Miss Carleigh Morgan

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Carleigh Morgan is a former Fulbright scholar and current PhD candidate at King’s College, London. Her dissertation explores the interfacial relationships between bodies and machines, with emphasis on the digital mechanisms that program subjects as legible by computer technologies. In 2016 she graduated with a Distinction from KCL’s MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Theory programme for her work on algorithmic error and accident in digital artworks. Personal interests include writing object-oriented erotica and sending romantic dispatches to bots on Twitter, performances that are anchored in her interest in AI and leveraging digital networks to foster creative communication between humans and robots. She currently works as a research assistant at the Centre for Digital Culture where she organizes national and international events that examine digital technologies, political futures, and post-capitalist imaginaries, and is an active speaker at conferences spanning STEM and the Arts and Humanities. She has several publications forthcoming. 

Her dissertation examine theories of embodiement, digital labour, and the entanglements of technological emancipation/alientation through the lens of competitive gaming. Computer games are deeply interwoven with material, embodied practices, despite the prevailing discourses on virtuality that leave the body behind during gameplay. I contend that the relationship between the gamer and her technological apparatus operates as a grid of cybernetic capture that circulates physical, cognitive, and affective energies across several hierarchies and networks, thereby exposing the gamer to processes of computational control and digitization that reformulate her as an element in a chain. Merging both science and humanities research I plan to synthesize interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate how the gaming subject is enacted upon by binary codes; is suspended in an cybernetic lattice that imposes modes of capture, modelling, and prediction on her activity; and is subjected to measurement by a grid of intelligibility that digitizes her analogue gestures.

 

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The International Association for Biography and Autobiography (IABA) Europe

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
9 Jun 201711 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Working in the Digital Economy: An “Industrious” Revolution?

Morgan, C. (Participant)
5 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Working in the Digital Economy: An “Industrious” Revolution?

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
5 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Brexit and Movement

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
2 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

S P E C U L A T I O N S

Morgan, C. (Participant)
27 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Your Research in the Media: From Pitch to Publication

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
27 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Experiencing Digital Culture

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
7 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
8 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Morgan, C. (Participant)
8 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Esports Professional Network

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
23 Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Law and Art

Morgan, C. (Participant)
May 2016Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Contemporary Issues in the Gaming Industry: Towards Informed Design Practices

Morgan, C. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

English Language Lecturer and Department Chair

Morgan, C. (Chair)
Sep 2013Jun 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Participation in conference

The Gig Economy and the Automation Revolution

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
1 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Sociological Review presents: Gender Issues in Competitive Gaming

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
15 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UK Post-45 Sympoisum

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
23 Jun 201725 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

CMCI Presents: Culture and Resilience

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Media Tech 360

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
5 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Embodying Media

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
27 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Affect and Social Media

Morgan, C. (Participant)
25 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Morgan, C. (Chair)
6 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
6 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Morgan, C. (Speaker)
6 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism, and Global Protest

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
30 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Battle Zones: Conflict and Digital Culture

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
22 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Experiencing Digital Culture

Morgan, C. (Chair)
7 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The People’s Memes: Populist Politics in a Digital Society

Morgan, C. (Chair)
27 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The People’s Memes: Populist Politics in a Digital Society

Morgan, C. (Organiser)
27 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Cambridge Science Festival

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
24 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Esports and the Law

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Women in Gaming

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
7 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Morgan, C. (Invited speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Interrogating Infrastructure: A Symposium

Morgan, C. (Participant)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

A Proposal for an Esports Republic: Criticisms of WESA and Recommendations Towards Best Practice

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Types of Award - National/international honour

William J. Fulbright Scholar Award

Morgan, C. (Recipient)
20132014

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - National/international honour

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

Thinking Beyond Binaries: Reconstructing “Playbour" for Digital Foundations II

Morgan, C. (Lecturer)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

Types of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Market Researcher and Writer

Morgan, C. (Member)
Apr 2015Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

From Caveman to Cyborg: Women in Technology on International Women’s Day

Morgan, C. (Host)
2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Rethinking Roadblocks Towards Interdisciplinary Careers in STEAM

Morgan, C. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

What are Esports?

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Ride the Market, Fuck the System: Making Data Visualisations Multisensory

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Body Without Image: Hallucinating Donald Trump

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Women in Esports at the Inaugural Esports Industry Awards

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Why ‘Popping’ the Social Media Filter Bubble Misses the Point

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Predictions for 2017: VR and Intercollegiate Esports on the Rise

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Data Asymmetry 2: An Interview with Media Theorist Dr Jussi Parikka

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Data Asymmetry: An Interview with Machine Readable Artist Burak Arikan

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

On Naming: Janet Freed Lynch's Invisible Labour on the Marginalia of the Macy Conferences

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Diffusing the Controversies: Social Commentary and Public Response to WESA

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Towards an Understanding of Twitch: How the Social Media Giant Shaped Esports

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Visa Regulations in Esports: Clarifying the P1 Visa and Immigration Criteria for Esports Athletes in North America

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

World Esports Association: A Critical Examiniation of Public Policy and Organizational Structure

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Identifying Structural Sexism: Proposals for the Uncertain Future of Women in Professional Esports Tournaments

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Gaming the System: Esports Players Face Many Challenges in Unionizing

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

A Gamer is a Gamer: Notes on “Girl Gamers” and Structural Sexism in Esports

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Towards an Understanding of Twitch: How the Social Media Giant Shaped Esports

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Women in Games Annual Conference

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Academic Advisor, Board of Directors

Morgan, C. (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Academic Advisor, Board of Directors

Morgan, C. (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

World Esports Council Advisor

Morgan, C. (Advisor)
Mar 2016Aug 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Women in Gaming

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Spectacular Reactions: A Trump Zine of Networked Affects

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
25 May 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Digital / Physical Play: Rethinking the Binary Logics of Game Development

Morgan, C. (Speaker)
4 May 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Dirty Desiring Machines: Counter-censory Machine Learning for UK Anti-Pornography Laws

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Ride the Market, Fuck the System: Making Data Visualisations Multisensory

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Website Seeing: A Curated Tour Through the Outernet

Morgan, C. (Contributor)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Ride the Market, Fuck the System: Making Data Visualizations Multisensory

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Dirty Desiring Machines: Using Counter-Censory Machine Learning to Disrupt UK Pornography Laws

Morgan, C. (Interviewee)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Meeting the Machine Halfway: A Cybernetic Reading of Videogame Play

Morgan, C. (Presenter)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Associate Program Manager

Morgan, C. (Member)
2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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