Selected talk, exhibition and publication


Building sentimental machines with people – anticipating the future of our affective relations with sensual robotics, short paper in Anticipation Conference 2017, London

Book chapter: “Machinising human and humanising machines: emotional relationships mediated by technology and material experience”, In Digital Bodies, Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities by Prof Susan Broadhurst and Dr Sara Price (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, to be published 2017

Talk and presentation

Sentimental Soft Robotics as Companion Artefacts, short paper/poster in MOCO International Workshop on movement and computing 2017

Exploring soft robotic artefacts as emotive agents, in STAR- 1st workshop on smart textiles and robotics, 10 Feb 2017, King’s College, London

Sentimental Robots, explore soft robotics as emotive agent, during EU robotics Week, QMUL, States of Flux – Soft robotics in arts and engineering, 1 Dec 2016

Silhouette of anxiety, patterns of emotion-practice with fashion design and quantified self for “extimacy”, during Costume&Fashion in context and practice symposium, 6 Dec 2016, University of Huddersfield

Maker Breakfast presentation during Make:Shift conference by Craft Council, 11 Nov, 2016

Oct 2015, International Conference on Youth Mental Health (IAYMH), group presentation, Montreal, Canada


Creating a touching/hugging machine, During Athens Digital Arts Festival, 20 May 2017

Extimacy! “Wear your heart on the sleeves?” why not the sofa or the curtains? During STATE of Emotion Festival, Berlin, 5 Nov 2016

The Sentimental Soft Robotics, during AcrossRCA, 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2016

Imagining soft robotics and emotion, V&A Digital Learning Centre with E-Stitches, 8 Oct 2016

Being relational: entering the world of sensory & embodied communication design, with Claire Van Rhyn and Kate McLean, during Design Research Society Conference, 28 June, Brighton

MoodLab, with Kentish Town Health Centre, London, Sep – Nov 2015, a workshop to creatively track personal emotions and communicate via a textile project


Robotic Jewelry, during Robot Late, Manchester Science Festival, Oct 2017

Emotive soft robotics, during STATE of Emotion Festival, Berlin, 3-5 Nov 2016

Emotive soft robotics, during exhibition Communicating the Intangible and London Design Festival, 17-24 Sep, RCA

“The Protocol”, film, in Are we human? – 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, May 2016

Tangible Emotions, Work-in-Progress Show, RCA, London, Jan 2016,

Silhouette of Anxiety, Patterns of Emotion, group exhibition, Victoria House, London, Feb 2015

April 2016, programable material & E-Textile workshop, International Metabody Forum, Brunel University, London

April 2016, presentation, Stitch Bitch Make/Perform, Digital Learning Centre, V&A Museum, London 2016,

Jan 2016, Tangible Emotions, Work-in-Progress Show, RCA, London

Oct 2015, International Conference on Youth Mental Health (IAYMH), group presentation, Montreal, Canada

Sep-Nov 2015, MoodLab on creative emotion tracking, series workshop, Kentish Town Health Centre, Londo

Jan 2015, Industry Insights: Fashioning the New Normal, workshop, London Design Museum

May 2014, Industry Insights: Design from bottom-up, workshop, London Design Museum

Apr 2014, Fashion, Garden & Sustainability, group exhibition, Garden Museum, London

June 2013 Spirit of Oslo, knitwear design group exhibition, Oslo


Reviewer for conference:

Reviewer for MOCO’17 4th International Conference on Movement Computing 28-30 June 2017, London


LovePad, Winner team with Jack Armitage, Francisco Bernardo and Dr. Patricia Alessandrini, 17-18 Dec, Goldsmith University, London


De-computation Emotion, co-leader of elective for MA Information Experience Design program students, the Royal College of Art. Selected projects have been exhibited during State of Emotion Festival, Berlin 3-5Nov 2016. Available at:

Curated events

Soft Machines: A cross-disciplinary conversation and pop-up exhibition on soft robotics, art&design, Lecture Theatre 1, RCA, 23 Nov 2016

Conversation: The potential of dynamic artefacts to communicate emotions, during exhibition Communicating the Intangible and during London Design Festival, 19 Sep 2016 RCA