digital art talks at TEDx Bucharest by Alex May
Alex May at TEDx Bucharest

Alex May gives talks about digital art, art/science collaboration, digital preservation, and public engagement with robotics through art.

To keep this list cleanly formatted there is a separate page of videos here.






  • Cyberspecies Proximity Vertigo STARTS Residency – Alex gave a talk and was in conversation with his artistic collaborator Anna Dumitriu, and Silvio Napoli (Chairman of Schindler) as part of a panel discussion on “Art, Innovation and Society”, chaired by Nicolas Henchoz (Director of the EPFL-ECAL Lab) at the Schindler City Auditorium in Ebikon, Luzern, Switzerland (2nd December)
  • AI, Art & Nature – Berlin Science Week, Berlin (4th November)
  • Intelligent Machinery: Algorithms – Ugly Duck, London (28th September)
  • (Co)Art workshop “Working with Technology to Co-create Art”
  • BioCoderDojo Timisoara, Romania, supported by the European Capital of Culture Timisoara 2021
  • “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form” at the WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale in Wrocław, Poland, as part of the conference “Human Aspect – Non Human Aspect” to accompany the exhibition of the work at the Four Domes Pavilion in the Biennale (17th May)
  • National Institute of Art and Design in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The event was hosted by curator Nasima Dzhuraeva, and Normurod Negmatov director of the Tashkent Art Biennale.
  • Artistic Exploration of BioRobotics and Sequencing – SynBio19 Conference, Warwick University (30th January)
  • Future Digital Life – Digital Future Life: A World Without Us? conference, IMPAKT, Utrecht (18th January)
    • Alex May (moderator)
    • Ghislaine Boddington
    • John Holder
    • Ine Poppe


  • Light, Code + Time – Eden Project, Cornwall (2:30pm 26th May)
  • Texas A&M University, Health Sciences HPEB LL30 (6th March)
  • Northern Ireland Science Festival: The Art and Science of Linen – PRONI, Belfast (22nd February)


  • Technology & Emotions Conference 2017 – Sentralen, Oslo, Norway (7th November)
  • MAKE 2017 Symposium: Art + Biology – CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (4th March)


  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) – University of Westminster, London (15th November)
  • Colloquium – University of Hertfordshire (13th April)
  • Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature – Princeton University, New Jersey (31st March)
  • International Visiting Artist talk – University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1st March)
  • ATLAS Speaker Series – University of Boulder, Colorado (8th February)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) – University of California, Los Angeles, CA (4th February 2016)


  • Mendel’s Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art – Mendel Museum, Brno, Czech Republic (28th November)
  • BioCon – Seoul, South Korea (6th November)
  • Digi-Fears Part 1 – part of Brighton Digital Festival, Fabrica (8th September)
  • Curating in the Digital World: Talk with Robert Storr and Alex May – Chelsea College of Arts, London (13th July)
  • Where to now The Digital Revolution? – Art That Makes Itself Symposium – Watermans Arts Centre, London (16th May)
    • Maria Chatzichristodoulou
    • Jim Boulton
    • Nico Macdonald
    • Alex May
  • Computer Arts Society – Phoenix Leicester (11th March)


  • TEDx Bucharest – Bucharest, Romania (22nd December)
  • Painting With Light – Nottingham Trent University (14th November)
  • The Lightbox – Woking (28th October)
  • Willem de Kooning Art Academy, Rotterdam
  • Music Tech Fest – London (5-7 September)
  • Public Engagement in Science through Art – Politics, Ethics, Power, and Propaganda – Waag Society, Amsterdam (31st January)


  • ICT2013 – Vilnius, Lithuania (6th November)
  • Painting With Light – Museum of Contemporary Art. Caracas, Venezuela (26th September)
  • Robot House Artist Residency Colloquium – University of Hertfordshire
  • My Robot Companion: Living in the Uncanny Valley – GameHorizon 2013 (9th May)
  • Video Street Art – State University of New York (SUNY), Freedonia, NY, USA (8th March)


  • Computer Arts Society Christmas Lecture – October Gallery, London (12th December)
  • Computer Art Pioneers on Making Art by Writing Code – In discussion with Manfred Mohr and on a panel with Roman Verostko, Frieder Nake, and Ernest Edmonds – Site Gallery/Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (17th November)
  • Behind Intuition and Ingenuity – Phoenix Square, Leicester (3rd November)
  • Guests @ Gray’s – Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (12th October)
  • Digital Design Weekend – The London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London (23rd September)
  • Painting With Light – Phoenix Gallery, Brighton (12th September)
  • The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)/The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Wolfson Centre, The Medical School, University of Birmingham (3rd July)
  • Sinclair and Me – Horizons, British Film Institute (BFI), London (5th May)
  • The Hoxton Mix Mixer #7 – Digital Shoreditch, London (29th May)
  • Lovebytes Digital Arts Festival – Sheffield (23rd Mar, 2012)
  • Code as Art? – Lighthouse, Brighton (25th February, 2012)
  • My Robot Companion – Lighthouse, Brighton (21st February, 2012)
  • Kinetica Art Fair – London (12th February, 2012)


  • Ahmed Shawky Museum – Cairo, Egypt (November)
  • My Robot Companion – University of Hertfordshire (November)
  • Institute of Unnecessary Research Panel – ISEA, Istanbul, Turkey (September)
  • Bio-sensing and Network performance workshop – ISEA, Istanbul, Turkey (September)


  • Quadratura: The Art of Video Mapping – Farnham University (February)