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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.

 

Public lecture/debate/seminar

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

Carleigh Morgan (Host), 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Rethinking Roadblocks Towards Interdisciplinary Careers in STEAM

Carleigh Morgan (Speaker), 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The International Association for Biography and Autobiography (IABA) Europe

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 9 Jun 201711 Jun 2017, The International Association for Biography and Autobiography (IABA) Europe

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), 5 Jun 2017, Working in the Digital Economy: An “Industrious” Revolution?

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 5 Jun 2017, Working in the Digital Economy: An “Industrious” Revolution?

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Brexit and Movement

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 2 Jun 2017, Brexit and Movement

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), 27 Apr 2017, S P E C U L A T I O N S

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Your Research in the Media: From Pitch to Publication

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 27 Apr 2017, Your Research in the Media: From Pitch to Publication

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Experiencing Digital Culture

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 7 Mar 2017, Experiencing Digital Culture

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 8 Feb 2017, Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), 8 Feb 2017, Online Populism and Digital Discourse Analysis

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Esports Professional Network

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 23 Aug 2016, Esports Professional Network

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Law and Art

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), May 2016Aug 2016, Law and Art

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Other distinction

Your Research in the Media: From Pitch to Publication

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 27 Apr 2017

Activity: AwardsOther distinction

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Fellowship awarded competitively

Humanities Research Fellowship

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2011

Activity: AwardsFellowship awarded competitively

CERTL Research Fellowship

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2007

Activity: AwardsFellowship awarded competitively

Participation in conference

The Gig Economy and the Automation Revolution

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 1 Nov 2017, The Gig Economy and the Automation Revolution

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The Sociological Review presents: Gender Issues in Competitive Gaming

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 15 Aug 2017, The Sociological Review presents: Gender Issues in Competitive Gaming

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

UK Post-45 Sympoisum

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 23 Jun 201725 Jun 2017, UK Post-45 Sympoisum

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

CMCI Presents: Culture and Resilience

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 15 Jun 2017, CMCI Presents: Culture and Resilience

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Media Tech 360

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 5 Jun 2017, Media Tech 360

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Embodying Media

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 27 May 2017, Embodying Media

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Affect and Social Media

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), 25 May 2017, Affect and Social Media

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Carleigh Morgan (Chair), 6 May 2017, The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 6 May 2017, The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Carleigh Morgan (Speaker), 6 May 2017, The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 30 Mar 2017, The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism, and Global Protest

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Battle Zones: Conflict and Digital Culture

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 22 Mar 2017, Battle Zones: Conflict and Digital Culture

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Experiencing Digital Culture

Carleigh Morgan (Chair), 7 Mar 2017, Experiencing Digital Culture

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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

Carleigh Morgan (Chair), 27 Feb 2017, The People’s Memes: Populist Politics in a Digital Society

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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

Carleigh Morgan (Organiser), 27 Feb 2017, The People’s Memes: Populist Politics in a Digital Society

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Cambridge Science Festival

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 24 Feb 2017, Cambridge Science Festival

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Esports and the Law

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 2017, Esports and the Law

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Women in Gaming

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 7 Sep 2016, Women in Gaming

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Carleigh Morgan (Invited speaker), 2016, Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Interrogating Infrastructure: A Symposium

Carleigh Morgan (Participant), 2016, Interrogating Infrastructure: A Symposium

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

National/international honour

William J. Fulbright Scholar Award

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 20132014

Activity: AwardsNational/international honour

Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Contemporary Issues in the Gaming Industry: Towards Informed Design Practices

Carleigh Morgan (Speaker), 2017

Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

English Language Lecturer and Department Chair

Carleigh Morgan (Chair), Sep 2013Jun 2014

Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Membership of external research organisation

Associate Program Manager

Carleigh Morgan (Member), 2016

Activity: External academic engagementMembership of external research organisation

Schools engagement

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

Carleigh Morgan (Lecturer), 2017 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachSchools engagement

Consultancy (in kind)

Market Researcher and Writer

Carleigh Morgan (Member), Apr 2015Apr 2016

Activity: Business and communityConsultancy (in kind)

Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Academic Advisor, Board of Directors

Carleigh Morgan (Advisor), 2017 → …

Activity: Business and communityWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Academic Advisor, Board of Directors

Carleigh Morgan (Advisor), 2017 → …

Activity: Business and communityWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

World Esports Council Advisor

Carleigh Morgan (Advisor), Mar 2016Aug 2016

Activity: Business and communityWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Women in Gaming

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Business and communityWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Media article or participation

What are Esports?

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Body Without Image: Hallucinating Donald Trump

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2017 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Women in Esports at the Inaugural Esports Industry Awards

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Predictions for 2017: VR and Intercollegiate Esports on the Rise

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Data Asymmetry: An Interview with Machine Readable Artist Burak Arikan

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Diffusing the Controversies: Social Commentary and Public Response to WESA

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Gaming the System: Esports Players Face Many Challenges in Unionizing

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

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

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Festival/Exhibition

Spectacular Reactions: A Trump Zine of Networked Affects

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 25 May 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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

Carleigh Morgan (Speaker), 4 May 2017

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 2017 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 2017 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

Website Seeing: A Curated Tour Through the Outernet

Carleigh Morgan (Contributor), 2017 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

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

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

Meeting the Machine Halfway: A Cybernetic Reading of Videogame Play

Carleigh Morgan (Presenter), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

Prize (including medals and awards)

LAHP Grant for Brexit, Movement, Waste: A Three Part Series

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2017

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

LAHP Small grant for "Your Research in the Media" Workshop

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2017

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

King's College London Global Summer Experiences Award (Ritsumeikan University)

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2017

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Emily Crandall Shaw Scholarship

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2012

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

$20,000 Scholarship for Wake Forest University's MBA Program

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2012

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Junius C. & Eliza P. Brown Scholarship

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2011

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Rising Talent with Dr. Maya Angelou

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2009

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 2008

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

National Honour Society

Carleigh Morgan (Recipient), 20082012

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Women in Games Annual Conference

Carleigh Morgan (Interviewee), 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

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