Nov. 12, 2022. Book launch for The Politics of Vibration at the Minor Cosmopolitanisms Assembly, silent green, Berlin. In conversation with Siddhartha Lokanandi.

Nov. 1, 2022, “Listening to Vibrational Space with Pandit Pran Nath, Catherine Christer Hennix and DJ Screw”,  Goldsmiths’ Center for Sound Technology and Culture, London.


Sept. 30, 2022. “The Untimely Third Mind” w. Davis Schneiderman. European Beat Studies Network conference. Murcia, Spain.

May 30, 2022.  “The Gap: Chogyam Trungpa’s Buddhist Poetics”. American Literature Association. Chicago.

Oct. 30, 2021. “The Book of Methods”, w. Davis Schneiderman. European Beat Studies Network Conference. Online.

Oct. 10, 2021.  “Hennix/Lacan”.  Cast-off: A Discussion of Lacan and the Arts, w. Tim Themi, Vanessa Sinclair and David Schwartz. Online.

Feb. 5, 2020. “Vibration-In-Itself: Sound, Humanism and the Anthropocene”. University of Warwick, UK. Sounding the Anthropocene lecture series.

November 16, 2019. “Vibration in Itself: Modal Approaches.” Tuning Speculation conf. Toronto, Canada.

October 25 – 27, 2019. Panel on Buddhism, Art and Social Justice.  In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice, organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

December 6, 2018. “Sonic Practices”: a conversation with Julian Henriques. Minor Cosmopolitanisms conference, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.

July 26, 2018. “Practice qua Practice”, a conversation with Christie Pearson and Antariksa.  KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

May 31, 2018. “What is a Practice?” a workshop/panel celebrating the Toronto launch of Practice book, featuring Sameer Farooq, Rea McNamara, Diane Borsato and Su-Feh Lee discussing what it means to practice, University of Toronto Art Center.

April 28, 2018. “What is a Sonic Practice?” A workshop/listening session for the launch of the Practice book at the Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, Germany.

April 26, 2018.  A conversation with Kader Attia, Nina Power and Gabriel Levine, for the launch of the Practice book, co-edited with Gabriel Levine, at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.

March 27, 2018.  “Poetry as Linguistic and Vibrational Practice: Some Buddhist Variations”, ACLA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.

Feb. 18, 2018.  An introductory talk on Catherine Christer Hennix’s work, followed by a conversation with her to celebrate her retrospective exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Watch here.

Nov. 18, 2017. “Music and the Continuum”, Tuning Speculation V, Toronto.

October 12, 2017. “Replica, Originality and the Art of Devotion.” Panel with John Giorno, Ariana Maki and Tsherin Sherpa. Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY.

April 28, 2017. “Gilbert Rouget’s Music and Trance and the Politics of Vibration”, Music’s Pluralistic Potential conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

March 18, 2017. I will be interviewing Catherine Christer Hennix onstage as a part of the MaerzMusik festival in Berlin.

October 24, 2016.  “In Praise of Copying”, keynote talk at the Multiple Museum Practices: Museum as Cornucopia Conference, U. Oslo, Norway.

March 21, 2016.  “Vanguardas, Underground e Pirataria” (“Avant Gardes, Undergrounds and Piracy”). Institute for Technology and Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jan. 31, 2016. Panelist on “Piece – Presence – Practice: Aggregate States of Global Sound Artifacts” at New Geographies of Sound Art conference, Club Transmediale 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Nov. 22, 2015. “Design Principles for Immersive Vibratory Environments”, w. Christie Pearson. Tuning Speculation III, Toronto, Canada.

Oct. 9, 2015. “Chopped and Screwed, Slowed and Throwed: DJ Screw’s Politics of Vibration”,  American Studies Association meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Sept. 9, 2015. “Immersive Vibratory Environments as Social Practice,” a workshop with Christie Pearson, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart, Australia.

Aug. 14, 2015. “Thinking Energy in Contemporary Theory and Popular Culture,”  Keynote talk, Energy and the Arts conference, University of New South Wales, Australia.

June 24, 2015.  “Shamanism, Abjection, Possession, Tantra.” A talk at the Copycat Academy at Luminato Festival, Toronto.

April 18, 2015. Keynote talk on digital copying, Extending Play Conference, Rutgers University Media Studies.

April 12, 2015. “On Practice”, w. Gabriel Levine.  Performance Philosophy Conference, Chicago.

March 14, 2015, “Is There a Life Beyond Mimesis?” Keynote talk, Re-Originality: Curation, Plagiarism and Cultures of Appropriation conference, Concordia U., Montreal.

Jan. 31, 2015.  “Between Love and Violence: Sonic Subcultures and the Politics of Vibration”, Transmediale Festival 2015: UN TUNE, Berlin. **Audio: here**.

Nov. 7-9, 2014. “Towards a Reichian Theory of Networks.” Tuning Speculation Conference #2. York University, Toronto.

Nov. 4, 2014. “Curating After WikiLeaks”. Keynote talk at Curating in the Haze of Empires Conference, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto.

Nov. 1, 2014.  “Hot/Cold/Hot”. A talk on immersive vibratory environments with Christie Pearson, at Sauna Symposium, hosted by C Magazine, Hart House Farm, Caledon Hills, Ontario.

Oct. 18, 2014.  A conversation with DJ/Rupture a.k.a. Jace Clayton.  X-Avant Festival, The Music Gallery, Toronto.

Sept. 23, 2014. A conversation on the Beats and photography with Louis Kaplan. University of Toronto Art Center, Hart House, Toronto. Watch video.

Aug. 7, 2014. Chaired a panel on “Cultures of Nightlife” at the Urban Night Colloquium, McGill University/ Casa di Popolo, Montréal.

June 12, 2014. Talk on Shamanism and the Avant Garde, Luminato Festival, Toronto.

Nov. 1-2, 2013. “The Drone of the Real: On the Sound-works of Catherine Christer Hennix”. York University, Toronto, Tuning Speculation Conference. Watch video.

Oct. 14, 2013. “The Politics of Vibration in Recent Hip-Hop Videos” at SUNY Buffalo, Visual Studies Speaker Series.

April 2013. “Sex, Death and Vibration in Recent HipHop Videos,” Media And Information Studies Dept. Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario.

March 2013. “Meditations in an Emergency: On the Apparent Destruction of My MP3 Collection”, Lake Forest Literary Festival, Illinois.

January 2013. “The Politics of Vibration” at McMaster University, Hamilton.  Watch video.

April 2013. “Drugs and Object Oriented Ontologies in the Work of Philip K. Dick,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, University of Toronto.

Sept. 2012. “Odd Future/Abject Future: On the Politics of Vibration”, Art Criticism and Writing series, School of Visual Arts, New York.

May 2012. ”Depropriation: The Real Pirate’s Dilemma”, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Intellectual Property Law Workshop, U. Ottawa.

April 2012. “Tyler, the Creator’s “Yonkers” and the Politics of Vibration, Sound Workshop, Cornell U.

Dec. 2011. ”Depropriation: The Real Pirate’s Dilemma”, Postcolonial Piracy conference, U. Potsdam, Germany.

Oct. 2011. Panel on Sound Cultures, Sounding Cultures: From Performance to Politics Conference, Cornell U.

August 2011.  2011 Annual Report on Drugs and Creativity.  A keynote given at Creative Capital | The Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program‘s Arts Writers Convening event in Philadelphia.

April 2011. “From Louis Vuitton to Bottega Veneta: Capitalism and Copying After the “It” Bag”, Schulich Business School Speaker Series, York U.

March 2011. “Interdependence and Imitation”, Center of Gravity Speaker Series, Toronto.

March 2011.  “Tickets That Exploded: Materialist and Mystical Models of Self Dissolution in the Beats”, keynote at Altered States Conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

March 2011. “Buddhism After Badiou”, Middlesex University, Philosophy Dept. Speaker Series, UK.

February 2011. “Copying as Intrusion”, Fourth Annual Blackwoods Gallery Talk co-presented by the Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga.

June 2009.  Carnival Folklore Resurrection in the Age of Globalization. A talk given at CTM Festival‘s STRUCTURES NODE 1 – Global Alchemy event in Berlin, Germany.

April 2009. “Law, Appropriation, Sound”, Yage Tapes: Shamanism and Intellectual Property in Colombia; Theorist and Jurists Series, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo.

May 2007. “Alternative Modernities? Thoughts on Asian Religions and Twentieth Century Literature”, Workshop on Diasporic Asian Religions, National University of Singapore.

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