Research Update Summer/Autumn 2019

We are already in week 4 of the semester, and I’ve been planning to write (what was originally planned to be) a quick update on some recent developments on my projects and outputs this summer. Instead, this quarterly round up has become somewhat longer than intended, so settle in and read on (there are some […]

Research Update Spring 2019

I’ve been meaning to write up a blog for a while now on recent research activities this Spring (buying and moving house in the middle may have slowed this somewhat…) But there have been some interesting events, conferences and papers I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with so here we go with a whistlestop […]

2 New Journal Papers: Performing the Future & Regulating Human Building Interaction

I’m excited to announce 2 new journal papers that are now fully published and available online. One is based on the fantastic Performing the Future project led by Nottingham based artist Rachel Jacobs/Active Ingredient that I was involved with. This project explored how “we can envision positive futures in response to the anthropogenic climate and […]

Ethics and the Internet of Things in Research and Universities

This reblog of a post that originally appeared on the University of Nottingham Digital Research website documents a research project they funded where Martin Flintham and I explored the ethical challenges of Internet of Things technologies in research and universities more widely.Mapping Ethical Challenges in the Internet of Things for Research. Dr Lachlan Urquhart (Lecturer […]

Research Highlights from late 2018.

Happy New Year to any readers of this blog, hope you had an enjoyable festive break to recharge your batteries and relax. As 2019 starts to gather pace, I thought I’d use this window to provide an update for this this poor blog, which has been rather neglected of late. I think starting a new […]

New Job

This is just a quick post to say after a fantastic six years at Horizon (4 years in the CDT & Mixed Reality Lab; 2 years as a Research Fellow) I’ve now moved jobs to work as a Lecturer in Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. My time in Nottingham has been amazing and […]

Round-up of Recent Research Papers

There have been a few research papers released since my last blog post so thought it was about time to do a round-up of the links. Get in touch to let me know your thoughts on  any of them! [1] Title: Avoiding the Internet of Insecure Industrial Things Authors: Lachlan Urquhart and Derek McAuley Journal: Computer […]

Gikii 2017: Hunting for Ethical Innovation in the Adventures of Rick and Morty

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the annual Gikii workshop, this year hosted in England’s historical capital, Winchester. Since 2006, Gikii has had IT lawyers and technologists come together to spin novel arguments that fuse together legal, technological and popular culture perspectives. Papers have plenty of LOLCats, sci-fi refs and a serious […]

ITU Copenhagen Visit, ThingsCon Salon & Techfest 2017

This week I had the pleasure of being invited to visit the IT University of Copenhagen to spend some time with the ETHOS lab and VIRT-EU project. I met Rachel Douglas Jones last year at a SATORI event in the UK, and we discussed the possibility of me visiting at some point, as there are […]

Realising the right to data portability for the domestic Internet of things

A quick blog post to say my new journal paper written with Neelima Sailaja and Derek McAuley called “Realising the right to data portability for the domestic Internet of things” is now out (available in Open Access). It is featured in a special edition of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on Privacy and the Internet of […]

ETHICOMP/CEPE 2017: Smart Cities

Time flies and it’s more than 18 months since the last ETHICOMP at De Montfort’s Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility in 2015. This time the conference moved further afield to the University of Torino, Italy, to be co-hosted with CEPE (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry). From the 5-8th July I attended 4 days of panels, […]


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