Schedule Announced

We are delighted to release our provisional schedule for the conference, which can be found below. The conference will be FREE to attend and open to all. To register, please email


9.00 – 9.30                           Registration
9.30 – 9.45                           Opening Address
10.00 – 11.15                     Panels 1A & 1B
11.30 – 1.00                        Panels 2A & 2B
1.00 – 2.00                           Lunch (not provided)
2.00 – 2.20                          [Please Stand By]
2.30 – 3.45                          Panels 3A & 3B
3.45 – 4.15                          Refreshments (provided)
4.15 – 5.30                          Keynote


Panel 1A: Disrupted Transmissions

  • Brontë Schiltz (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) ‘“The technology makes them stronger”: spectral televisuality and the everyday in Inside No. 9’
  • Harriet Thompson (King’s College London, UK) ‘Strange Vibrations: Technophobia and Telegraphy in ‘The Signal-Man’’
  • Shellie McMurdo (University of Roehampton, UK) ‘White Tapes and Bad Sound: The Audio Glitches of Video Palace’

Panel 1B: Cyber-myths and Spectral Realities
Chair: Stephen Curtis

  • Joe Ondrak (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) ‘Beyond the LCD Veil: Creepypasta’s Annihilation of Digital Reality’
  • Henry Morgan (Cardiff University School of Music, UK) ‘Hypergrunge and the boy with the melting face: authorship, horror and fragments of identity surrounding Daniel Lopatin’s Garden of Delete’
  • Hayley Louise Charlesworth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) ‘“You Made Him Real”: Interactive Digital Hauntings for the YouTube Generation’


Panel 2A: Affective Narratives

  • Stephen Curtis (Lancaster University, UK) ‘From Descartes to Tron and Beyond: What Do You Do if the Ghost in the Machine is You?’
  • Vicki Williams (University of Birmingham, UK) ‘Feeling the Presence of Mediated Error: Glitch Ecologies, Horror and the Phenomenology of Virtual Reality’
  • Charlotte Gislam (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) ‘Glitches and their Emergent Capabilities: Replicating the Anomalies of Digital Game Narratives’


Panel 2B: Algorithmic Détournement
Chair: Kerry Dodd

  • David Barnard-Wills (Trilateral Research, UK) ‘Haunted, ghostly and occult metaphors in the discourse of surveillance and cyber security’
  • David Hering (University of Liverpool, UK) ‘Weaponising Ghostliness: Invisibility as Social Protest’
  • Edward King (University of Bristol, UK) ‘Twin Faces as Glitches in Algorithmic Image Cultures’


Panel 3A: Theorising the Glitch
Chair: Vicki Williams

  • Joseph Lindley (Lancaster University, UK) ‘Ghost Hunting with Object Oriented Ontology and Animism’
  • David Hulks (University of East Anglia, UK) ‘ The Glitchiness of Contemporary Art’
  • Kerry Dodd (Lancaster University, UK) ‘Rendering the Ghost: Towards a Digital-orientated Ontology’


Panel 3B: Phasing through Boundaries
Chair: Charlotte Gislam

  • Luke Jones (Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, UK) ‘‘Falling out of the world’ — clipping through the landscapes of computer games’
  • Beata Gubacsi (University of Liverpool, UK) ‘Glitching through walls: Posthuman Subjectivity and Spatiality in Detroit: Become Human and Philip K. Dicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’
  • Luciana Hall (Greenwich University, UK) ‘Augmented reality conjuring phantasms creating a nostalgia for a future we cannot experience’