Dr Mike Ryder

Teaching Fellow

Research Overview

My interdisciplinary research explores the way 'life' is created and sustained as a discursive construct. In particular, I am interested in biopolitics and the works of Foucault, Agamben, Derrida and Deleuze applied to our understanding of articificial forms of life, including robots and AI, and how these are framed relative to the human.

User Journey Mapping: Website for Current Students
Consultancy

Web Consultancy
Consultancy

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre (Organisational unit)
Other Membership

Narratives for Policy and Risk
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Embodying Fantastika
Participation in conference

Embodying Fantastika
Participation in conference

Embodying Fantastika
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2019
Participation in conference

War-Games and the Dehumanisation of War
Invited talk

Digital Democracy: e-Voting and Online Elections
Invited talk

Human Technologies, Digital Humanities
Participation in conference

After Fantastika
Participation in conference

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2018
Participation in conference

Lancaster University Postgraduate Research Conference
Participation in conference

The Human Body and World War II
Participation in conference

The Body of War: Drones and Lone Wolves
Participation in conference

Technology, Terrorism and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging
Participation in conference

Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging
Participation in conference

Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Beyond the Horizon: Advancements in Law in the 21st Century
Participation in conference

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2017
Participation in conference

life.theory.death
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Postgraduate Research Conference
Participation in conference

Performing Fantastika
Participation in conference

Deterrence & Assurance Academic Alliance Launch Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Creative Humanities: Thinking, Making and Meaning
Participation in conference

  • Society and Human Behaviour