B.A (Hons) Comparative Literary Studies, M.A. Modern Cultures
David is an academic researcher and interdisciplinary artist primarily working with text, video, sound, and new technologies. His current research and practice is focused on the digital commons, AI, threshold spaces between the virtual and the real, utopia(s), philosophical discourses, and cybernetic cultures. Obtaining both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Goldsmiths, University of London, in Comparative Literary Studies and Modern Cultures respectively, his research took a sharp turn departing from literary and visual cultures and more recently into the field of futurism, artificial intelligence, deep-time, the Anthropocene and philosophies surrounding alternative ways of living.
David’s work includes presentations of academic papers at Warwick University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Edinburgh University concerning topics such as utopian theory, artificial intelligence, science-fiction, and technocultures. He was recently invited to speak at CityLeaks festival in Amsterdam on his current research which explores how science and technology, particularly the internet and artificial intelligence, can be put into practice to influence a new shift towards utopianism and the reemergent theory of the commons.
David is currently a member of the temporary research programme at Sandberg Instituut ‘The Commoner’s Society’ – a research initiative that is striving to develop and propose a new kind of metropolis by reflecting on previous utopian models and strategies by working closely with research partners such as UvA (University of Amsterdam), Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Failed Architecture and Archis. He is a current contributor and copyeditor for the biannual publication Volume and assistant editor for the online publication for the art and technology based Digital Earth project. Furthermore, David has contributed to the research at KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague) for their lectorate on ‘Design and The Deep Future’ and more recently produced content for AZoNetwork on new compact device technologies and nuclear waste strategies.
David currently resides in the Netherlands and continues to embed his research into an artistic practice recently taking part in group exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Institute, ISO Amsterdam, and University of the Underground. He is an avid science-fiction reader, film addict, and enjoys the practice of everyday life.
A team of researchers at Rice University has developed an affordable catalyst that could unlock the potential to create sustainable, low cost-hydrogen.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a carbonization method for converting waste paper into pure carbon, which could be used in lithium-ion batteries.
Researchers at Johannes Kepler University, Austria, have been focusing on the development of sustainable materials to replace nondegradable materials in electronics.
A team of engineers based at Princeton University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology hope to overcome the performance issues associated with organic solar cells.
Recently, LiNa Energy – a sustainable start-up company from Lancaster, UK, has successfully proven the potential of its sodium technology for use in battery energy storage systems which marks a breakthrough for next-gen, lithium-free batteries.
Researchers from Oregon State University are leading the development of a new, high-energy-density battery that uses sustainable materials and elements and reduces dependence on rare earth elements.
NASA has recently announced that its all-electric aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, has overcome yet another obstacle on its journey to becoming a viable alternative to conventional aircraft powered by fossil fuels.
Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology have developed a greener solution for recycling homogeneous catalysts.
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a new method for tracking and measuring how polymer biodegrades, if at all, in soil.
Research engineers in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, have managed to successfully convert a conventional diesel engine to a hybrid hydrogen-diesel engine with the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 85%.
The LAS MkII Scintillometer by Kipp & Zonen can detect sensible heat fluxes over long distances, up to 4.5km.
The Vocus CI-TOF from TOFWERK provides real-time chemical ionization measurements.
The Hiden LAS provides leak analysis of sealed packages.
Ahead of The Greener Manufacturing Show in Cologne on the 9th and 10th of November 2022, AZoCleanTech spoke with Peter Sarno, event director of the show, about the push for sustainable industrial solutions.
Following on from the Contamination & Geotech Expo, AZoCleantech speaks with Barnaby Hayward from P&D Marine Services about his involvement in the clean technology sector and the company’s innovative water management solution - the Jellyfishbot.
Vijay Madlani - Katrick Technologies
AZoCleantech speaks to the Co-CEO of Katrick Technologies to discuss the company's innovative wind panel solution designed with aerofoils to harness energy that can be routed directly to the grid or battery system.