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’