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Dr Simon Mills

Job: Senior Lecturer in New Media

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: n/a

E: smills@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/ccsr

 

Personal profile

Simon is programme leader for the Media and Communication BA (Hons) and teaches new media theory and digital media practice.  His main research area is in the philosophy of technology with a focus on new media technology, socio-cybernetics and the work of Gilbert Simondon.  

Prior to joining DMU he worked for several professional web development agencies as well as the trAce Online Writing Centre.

Publications and outputs 

 

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Key research outputs

Monographs

Mills, S (2016) Gilbert Simondon: Information, Technology and Media, Rowman & Littlefield, London. http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/gilbert-simondon

Articles

Mills, S (2015) 'Simondon and Big Data' in Platform Journal of Media & Communication, vol. 6, pp. 59-72 [WWW] available from: http://platformjmc.com/vol-6/

Mills, S. (2011) 'Concrete Software: Simondon’s mechanology and the techno-social' in The Fibreculture Journal, Issue 18 [WWW] available from: http://eighteen.fibreculturejournal.org/2011/10/09/fcj-127-concrete-software-simondon%E2%80%99s-mechanology-and-the-techno-social/

Everitt, D. & Mills, S. (2009) 'Cultural Anxiety 2.0' in Media, Culture & Society, Sage: 31; 749 

Research interests/expertise

  • New Media (practice & theory)
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Gilbert Simondon
  • Ontology
  • Cybernetics

Areas of teaching

  • New Media theory
  • Cybernetics
  • Philosophy of technology
  • New Media Publishing
  • Digital publishing

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of the West of England) - Gilbert Simondon: Causality, Ontogenesis & Technology (Supervisor: Iain Hamilton Grant) 
  • PGCert(HE), De Montfort University.
  • Msc in Multimedia, Nottingham Trent University.
  • M.A. in Writing (Practice & Issues), Nottingham Trent University.
  • BA Hons Philosophy, University of Nottingham.

Courses taught

  • MEDS2007: New Media (Design & Production)
  • MEDS3109: New Media (Creative Project)
  • MEDS3403: Cybernetic Media

Conference attendance

  • Simondon & Big Data (October 2015) Invited speaker at Werkkonferenz, Exhibition Design Institute of the HS Düsseldorf – University of Applied Sciences (HSD). http://werkkonferenz.de/2015/
  • Lying About the Future Makes History (September 2011) Conference Paper at Mediating Women, War and Terror, Women’s Media Studies Network; De Montfort University.
  • Externalism and Naturalism (August 2011) Conference paper at Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference, Human Experience and Nature: Examining the Relationship between Phenomenology and Naturalism; University of the West of England.
  • Simondon and Software (May 2010) Conference paper at Gilbert Simondon: transduction, translation, transformation; American University of Paris, France.
  • Concrete Software (July 2009) Conference paper delivered at Society of Philosophy of Technology: Converging Technologies, Changing Societies conference; University of Twente
  • Cultural Anxiety 2.0 (September 2007), Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0, University of York. Conference paper co-authored with Dave Everitt
Other forms of public presentation:
  • Response paper given to Graham Harman, ‘Weird Ontology.’ February 13, 2008. University of the West of England. Bristol, United Kingdom.

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Refereeing information:

  • Peer reviewed article for Sociological review (2011), Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Peer reviewed article for Information, Communication and Society (2010), Sage.
  • Peer reviewed article for special issue of Convergence (2009), Sage.
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