Professor Mike Phillips

Professor Mike Phillips

Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Professor Mike Phillips can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Digital art
  • Interactive art
  • Digital publishing
  • Immersive environments
  • Intelligent architecture
  • Internet of things
  • Digital technology
  • Data visualisation


Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Plymouth, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

Mike Phillips R&D orbits a portfolio of projects that explore the ubiquity of data ‘harvested’ from an instrumentalised world and its potential as a material for revealing things that lie outside our normal frames of reference - things so far away, so close, so massive, so small and so ad infinitum. He is co-editor of Ubiquity, The Journal of Pervasive Media

He manages the Fulldome Immersive Vision Theatre, a transdisciplinary instrument for manifesting (im)material and imaginary worlds. The IVT supports interdisciplinary projects working with the Plymouth Dental and Medical Schools, Deep Physics and Astronomy groups, Earth Sciences, Psychology, Architecture and Environmental Building, as well as providing public screenings and supporting artists, musicians and performers through residencies and workshops. The IVT was instrumental in establishing IMERSA and the biennale Fulldome UK festival at the National Space Centre.

Phillips is an active member of an international transdisciplinary community that engages with immersive, interactive and performative technologies. He sits on the ISEA International Board (Secretary), the Arts Council England SW Digital Reference Group, and is a founding Partner and Organiser of FullDome UK (

Other transdisciplinary work includes Atomic Force Microscopy based projects: ‘Exposure’, exhibited at UCLA Art Sci Centre, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Los Angeles, USA; ‘spectre [ˈspɛktə/]’, Schauraum. MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz Wien, Austria; ‘A Mote it is…’ Art in the Age of Nano Technology, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA. Other digital projects include: ‘Constellation Columbia" a zero gravity work for Parabolic flight from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training. Centre, Russia. Courtesy of The Arts Catalyst: MIR Campaign 2003, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Russia; SciArt funded (Wellcome Trust, ACE, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) ‘STI Project’ (Search of Terrestrial Intelligence) in collaboration with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).


1987. Higher Diploma Fine Art (HDFA), Mixed Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London.

1985. UMASS Scholarship, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

1984. BA (Hons) Fine Art, Exeter College of Art & Design. (2.1).

Roles on external bodies


2018–: Arts Council England South West Arts Technology External Reference Group.

2018–: The international Jena FullDome Festival Foundation Advisory Board

2017–: ISEA International Board (Secretary).


2020: Arts Council Virtual Roundtable - Creative Media.

2020: Creative Hub: South West & West of England Members Roundtable, Creative Industries Federation. 02/07/2020

2020: ISEA International Program Committee.

2020: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

2020: Reviewer. Design Research Society.

2020: Reviewer EVA London (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference)

2019: ISEA International Program Committee

2019: Book Review, Kristian Kloeckl, The Urban Improvise, Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities. Yale University Press. 2019.

2019: Reviewer EVA London (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference).

2018: ISEA International Program Committee.

2018: Reviewer EVA London (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference).

2018: Reviewer. Design Research Society.

2017: ISEA International Program Committee

2017:ISEA International Board.

2016: ISEA International Program Committee

2016: Reviewer. Design Research Society.

2015: ISEA International Program Committee.

2015–: Research Associate at SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES [SAT], Montreal.

2014–2017: ISEA International Advisory Committee.

2013–2014: AHRC Internet of Things Advisory Board.

2013–2015: Arts Council England SW Digital Reference Group

2014: ISEA International Program Committee.

2012: Review Committee, Mutamorphosis: Tribute to Uncertainty, Prague, Czech Republic.

2012: Review Committee: ISEA2012, New Mexico, USA.

2012: FullDome UK 2012 Organising Committee. National Space Centre, Leicester.

2012: Programme Committee Member: DOMe-IoT 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

2012: TSB The Catapult for the Connected Digital Economy and User Driven Innovation

2012: REACT AHRC HUB Advisory Board Member, University of the West of England.

2012: Scientific Committee. Workshop in Immersive Cinema. Navegar - Foundation for Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Development of Espinho, Portugal.

2012: ISEA2012 International Program Committee (IPC).

2011: Award of Honoured Professor, Donghua University, China.

2011: Program Committee for iHCI 2011, Cork Institute of technology, Cork, Ireland.

2011: Review Committee: ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

2011–2014: Technology Strategy Board Internet of Things Special Interest Group

2010–2014: Director of PVAC (Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium - CIC)

2009: RE:Live Media Arts Histories Review Panel, 2009.

2009: Leonardo Education Forum member, an affiliated society of the College Art Association (CAA). (LEF@ISEA2009 ‘The role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational Capacities and Benchmarks’ Working Party and the Future Policy Steering Committee).

2008–: Trustee on the Jago Eliot Foundation;

2007–2009: Submerge non-executive board member.

2007: Perth DAC 2007 review panel for the 7th Digital Arts and Culture conference, Perth, Australia.

2007: Creativity and Cognition 2007 Program Committee.

2007: Hexagram Evaluation Committee, Hexagram Institute for Research / Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Montreal, QC Canada.

2007: Perth DAC 2007 review panel for the 7th Digital Arts and Culture conference, Perth, Australia; Creativity and Cognition 2007 Program Committee

2007: ISEA2006 International Program Committee.

2006–2008: Director of Plymouth Media Partnerships.

2005: Programme Committee, Altered States, Plymouth. 2005

2004: Programme Committee, Consciousness Reframed 6 Beijing China. 2004

2004: Referee for Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia. 2004

2004–2011: Editorial Advisory Board Digital Creativity, CADE Journal

2004–: Performance Research Editorial Board,

2003–2007: Am-I-able Network, funded by New Media Research Network fund at Canadian Heritage,

2001–2008: Extended period on the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College of Assessors.



Teaching interests

Main area of focus: critical, practical and creative processes required for the production of interactive digital and temporal media, data manifestation and visualization. These activities foster experimentation and conceptual understanding of interactive design processes, establishing 'Ergodynamic' design strategies and critical conceptual skills, combined with technical production skills.


  • ADA700. Postgraduate Research Methods Training
  • MRes Digital Art & Technology. Project and Dissertation supervisions.
  • BA/BSc Digital Media Design / BA Game Art & Design / BA/BSc Internet Design / MRes/ResM Digital Art & Technology.: Final Stage Project and Dissertation supervisions.
  • DAT715: Invisible Architecture
  • DAT515: Programming Audio/Visual Experiences.

Supervision of Industrial Placement students on BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design.


2007 - 10: TQEF RiT (Research Informed Teaching) Projects ‘Development of multi-disciplinary content for the IVT’ and ‘Development of a Cross-Faculty Centre for Creative Design and Technology’ (reports submitted 04/2009, Phillips, M. and James, N.).

2000: Founder and Director of the Institute of Digital Art and Technology, University of Plymouth. Funded by ERDF Award £11,640, HEIF/RDA Award £38,774 and ESF & HEROBIC Award £116,406.

1997 - 04: Deputy Director of STAR (Science Technology and Arts Research) PhD Supervisor / researcher. The STAR research group became i-DAT on the demise in 2004 of CAiiA-STAR Integrated PhD Programme, which became the Planetary Collegium.

1997 - 07: Interactive Media Subject Group Leader, School of Computing, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth. Became i-DAT in 2004.

1994 - 98: Staff Development and Industrial Courses: Discovering Multimedia, Exploring Multimedia, Producing Multimedia. A variety of short courses delivered by satellite.

1989 - 92: Lecturer Media (New Technology), Full time. Exeter Faculty of Arts & Design, Polytechnic South West. Specific responsibilities for coordinating: Media Technologies, 3rd Yr Fine Art 4D.

1988 - 89: 0.5 Full time Lecturer Film, Video, Publishing, Department of Arts Communication, Exeter Faculty of Arts & Design, Polytechnic South West. P/T lecturer - Media/Time Base, North Devon College of F.E.

1987 - 89: Fellow and P/T Lecturer on: Publishing & Book Production (Postgraduate); Film & Video (Fine Art B.A.); Photo/TimeBased (BTEC); CAD, 3D (B.A.). Exeter College of Art & Design.

1985: Teaching Assistant In Narrative & Documentary Video module B.A. & M.A. students, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Massachusetts.

Staff serving as external examiners

2020–: External Examiner Royal College of Art, MA Information Experience Design

2018–: External Examiner University of Edinburgh, MSc Design and Digital Media.

2017–: University of Portsmouth MA Data Visualisation Design / MA Design for Digital Media.

2016–: External Examiner University of Huddersfield. MA Digital Media.

2010–2014: External Examiner University of Greenwich, School of Architecture and Construction, ​MA Web Design & Content Planning.

2010–2011: External Examiner Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, MArch.

2008–2012: External Examiner Cardiff School of Art & Design, BA (Hons) Mobile, Web & Games Design.

2009–2010: External Examiner Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC MA Fine Art.

2008–2011: External Examiner Cork Institute of Technology MA Media Design.

2005–2009: External Examiner University of Abertay Dundee MA in Computer Arts.

2004–2008: External Examiner MA Interactive Media Bournemouth University.

2001–2003: External Examiner BSc Multimedia Technologies. University of Greenwich.

2000–2003: External Examiner BA Multimedia. University of Wales College Newport.

2001–2003: External Examiner BA and BSc Multimedia. Faculty of Applied Design & Engineering Swansea Institute. University of Wales.

Academic Validation/Approval/Review Panels:

2018: MA Game Design, MA Game Art, MSc AI for Games, Falmouth University.

2018: Cardiff Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) Computer Security BSc (Hons) Data Science BSc (Hons) Computing with Creative Design BSc (Hons) Computing for Interaction.

2017: Programme Development with Architecture, MA Smart Urban Futures.

2013: FdA/HNC Business at Truro and Penwith College. Chair.

2007: FdSc Substance Misuse Counselling, City College Plymouth. Chair.

2006: MA Communications Design, FoA, Chair.

2006: FdA Small Business Development, Cornwall College. Chair.

2006: FdA Lean Manufacturing and Processing, Cornwall College. Chair.

2005: FdSc Agri-Foods, Duchy College. Chair.

2005: FdSc Sustainable River Basin Management, Duchy College. Chair.

2004: MA Contemporary Film Practice, Faculty of Arts UoP. Chair

2003: FdA Sound and Music Technology, Estover College. Chair.

2002: MA Media Art DigitalDebates, Faculty of Arts, UoP. Chair.

2002: BA Digital Art & Design, Faculty of Arts University of Plymouth. Chair.

2000: MSc Digital Futures. Programme development and validation.



Research interests

Current research projects include:

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN). The £6.5 million Research England funded project will expand the use of creative technologies across the South West of England through three one-year funded programmes around the themes of Immersion, Automation and Data.

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab project, focusing on data harvesting (through remote sensor devices), analysis, simulation and visualisation of climate change data – the Impact Lab. The Impact Lab is a partnership of seven world class Devon based organisations. The partnership comprises the University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, the Met Office, the University of Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and Rothamsted Research. The Impact Lab is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund: Total funding is £6.4 million.

EPIC is an eHealth Productivity and Innovation initiative in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through a £4.7 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), now extended until 2023.

Phillips has secured research funds from regional, national and international sources including: Arts Council England (GFA’s and National Portfolio Organisation status), NESTA, AHRC, EPSRC, British Council, EU (European Culture Programme, ESF and is Co-I on two EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN’s "CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation" (Psychology) (€4.1m) and ALErT (Geological Sciences)), as well as funding through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, industrial sponsorship (Apple ARTS, IBM Smarter Planet, Macromedia/Adobe, Sony and BT).

His extensive PGR supervisory experience dates back to the early 1990’s, with 57 completions and currently 34 PhD students across i-DAT, the international framework of CODEX and the Planetary Collegium (Plymouth, Milan, Kefalonia & Zurich), Artificial Intelligence/Robotics and Geology as well as students in two EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN projects.

Other research

For more information see the i-DAT web site at:

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD Supervision:

Current students as DoS:   12.

As other supervisor:       14.

Completions:             57.

(Students located in i-DAT, CODEX, Planetary Collegium (Plymouth, Milan & Zurich), Cognovo, Robotics and Geology).


PGR Examinations:

Internal Examiner:   Plymouth University: 12. Chair: 5

External Examiner:   17 [Bournemouth University: 2 / Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: 2 / Leeds Beckett University: 1 / University of Brighton: 2 / Edinburgh Napier University: 1 / Edinburgh University: 2 / Goldsmiths, University of London: 1 / Kent Institute of Art & Design: 1 / De Montfort University: 1 / University of Salford: 1 / University of New South Wales: 1 / University of Wales Trinity Saint David: 1 / University of Westminster: 1 / University of Huddersfield: 1 /

Funding for studentships, residencies and research projects secured from: 5 F/T, 2 P/T 3D3 AHRC CDT, 3 F/T Co-I: EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN (€4.1m) "CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation" and ALErT, developing immersive geological simulations. ESF 1 F/T, Onasis Foundation 1 F/T, CAPES 1 F/T, Alban 1 F/T, British Council Artist Link Inhabit program (residency, Brazil), Canadian Council for the Arts (residency and research project), Arts Council England (Grant for the Arts and project funding), Plymouth City Council (partner funding), AHRC (Art Science Fellowship), EPSRC (RA and Project funding), ERDF (RA and project funding) as well as a variety of smaller project funds from partners and collaborators.

Director of CODEX [] an international Postgraduate Research network operating in the volatile and dynamic space that frames new interdisciplinary art and design practices. Full-Time PhD consists of an 18-month Residency Period in the UK followed by a Mobility period in the collaborating institution: Jiangnan University, Wuxi (China National Light Industry Key Laboratory of Industrial Design and Experience Design Frontier Methodology and Technology Innovation Research Centre), Nanjing University of the Arts and Soochow University.

i-DAT's Research Activity can be found here:

Grants & contracts

Phillips M. £20,000. Arts Council England Arts & Technology Priority: ix Symposium Delegation / i-DAT – 58437244. To lead a South West Delegation to the ix Symposium 2019 at the SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS TECHNOLOGIQUES, Montreal, Canada. May 2019.

Co-I: The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN). £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England. The network is offers three one-year funded programmes around the themes of Immersion, Automation and Data. Led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University. 2018-2021.

Co-I: The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab. University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, the Met Office, the University of Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and Rothamsted Research. The Impact Lab is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Total funding is £6.4 million. 2018-2022.

Co-I: EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-IDP 604764; 2013-17 €4.1m) "CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation". Using creative technologies to promote behaviour change. 2013.

Co-I: EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-IDP 607996; 2013-17 €3m) ALErT, developing immersive geological simulations. 2013.

Co-I: EMDL (European Mobile Dome Lab) EU Culture Programme. Strand 1.3.5, Cultural Cooperation projects with Third Countries: €400k. 2013.

Qualia, NESTA Digital R&D Award. £127,000. Cheltenham Festivals, i-DAT, Warwick University and Facebook. 02/2013

PI, Sabine Pahl and Pieter de Wilde. Co-I Mike Phillips, et al. eViz the £1.8m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 09/2012

Phillips, M., Aga, B. i-DAT National Portfolio Organisation. Arts Council England. £ 176,690. 2012-15

Phillips, M., Aga, B. i-DAT Organisational Development. Arts Council England. £9,995. 03/2012

Phillips, M. West Devon Borough Council. £4,600. 05/2012

Phillips, M. Hundreds of Things, ESF/CUC Studentship. £60,000 (aprox). 09/2012

Aga, B., Phillips, M. Confluence Project, Beaford Arts and North Devon Biosphere. Arts Council England/Leader Four. £22,000 02/2011.

Aga, B., Phillips, M. CO-OS, 12-month, British Council. £25,000. (2009-2010).

Aga, B., Phillips, M. Research Fellowship- ‘Creative Producer’, 18-month, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, with partnership funding from AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. £58,000. (2008-2010).

Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Feasibility Funding: Immersive Full Dome Data Productions. Collaboration with Global Immersion. £25,000. 2009

Aga, B. Fournel, M. Phillips, M. Canada Council for the Arts Grant - New Media Residencies: Marc Fournel. CA$30,000. 04/08

Aga, B. Phillips, M. Station to Station ( is developed through a partnership between Bere Ferrers and Calstock Parish Councils, Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Tamar Valley AONB, and West Devon Borough Council. £18,000. 25/02/08

Aga, B., Phillips, M., Speed, C. ‘Cornwall Culture’. Interactive Pod Commission for Cornwall Arts Marketing. Member of the i-DAT development team. £125,000. 01/06.

Phillips, M., Speed, C. ‘EMPOD’, Scanning Electron Microscope Simulation interactive pod with the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre for the National Marine Aquarium Explorocean Centre. Member of the i-DAT development team. £25,000. 01/06.

Phillips, M. Research Fellowship- ‘Outreach Curator’, 2 year, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, with partnership funding from AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. £63,000. (2005-2007).

Phillips, M. Infinite Infants, 3-year PhD Studentship, Creative Partnerships. £49,394. (2005-2007).

Thomas, P. Malcolm, C. Phillips, M. i-500 Project. Public Art work commission following an open competition (incorporating Arch-OS), to develop an artwork for the Curtin University Minerals and Chemistry Research and Education Building. Commission by Curtin University of Technology, John Curtin Gallery and Woods Bagot Architects. AU$230,000.00. 02/2010.

Phillips, M. Proof of Concept funding University of Plymouth for the development of Arch-OS, Architecture Operating Systems. £5000. Project start 10/07/04.

Liquid Press collaboration with ACE/AHRB Science Art Reseach Fellowship, Dr Rosaleen A McCarthy (University of Cambridge) and Research Fellow Wayne McGregor. Choreography and cognition: a joint research project. £5,000. Project coordinated by Phillips, M. 09/03-07/04.

Proof of Concept funding from Dartington College of Art/Liquid Press collaboration: Performance Research Journal 9:2 'On the Page' Artist's Commissions. DVD Project coordinated by Phillips, M. 10/03-06/04.

Am-I-able Network: International Participant with the Am-I-able Network led by Simon Fraser University. The Network is pursuing research focused on enabling new modes of expression and experience of culture through the use of ambient intelligence technologies. The project is funded through a grant by the New Media Research Network fund at Canadian Heritage. Participants include: Banff Center for the Arts, Concordia University, K3 Malmo, V2 and Art Institute London. CA$250,000 (aprox) (2003-2007).

Transmedia Publishing TCS (KTP), with CMA Yealmpton Plymouth, TCS Programme: 4308. £111,000 (aprox). 2003-2005. Lead Academic, Phillips, M.
Global Feed. Arts Council England/AHRB Arts and Science Research Fellowship for Peter Fend. In collaboration with Dr Guido Bugmann, Dr Samantha Lavender, Professor Stephen Hughes. £35,000. (2003). Principal Investigator: Phillips, M.

Commission and Funding for the development and installation of the Arch-OS 'Cybrid' project for the Portland Square development from the University of Plymouth and the Peninsula Medical School. £25,000 hardware, £5000 Research Assistant. (2003).

Development of Liquid Media software solutions for the Broadband4Devon, Project European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), South West of England Objective 2 - 2000/6, With Devon County Council. Total grant £12,352,000. Liquid Media component coordinated by Phillips, M. £50,000. (2003).

Liquid press produces DARE CDROM. For the Institute of International Visual Arts. £8,000 inIVA. Project coordinated by Phillips, M. 08/03.

Applause South West. NOF -digitise National Programme. The Council of the City of Plymouth, The Theatre Royal, The South West Film and Television Archive. Liquid Press collaboration NOF Applause South West, £18,000. Phillips, M. 2001-2002.

Wellcome Trust (with ACE and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) SciArt grant for the STI Project (Search of Terrestrial Intelligence). £10,000. 2000-2001. Principal Investigator Phillips, M.

Phillips, M., Rodney, D., et al. ‘Autoicon’. Arts Council of England and inIVA. £10,000.

Bennett, J., Phillips, M. PIM (Peninsula Interactive Media Association). (£30,000 ERDF). 2000-2001.

TCS. Insight Training Solutions Ltd. 1997-1999. £70,000 (aprox). Lead Academic, Phillips, M.

TCS Orange Group Ltd. 2000-2002. £70,000 (aprox). Lead Academic, Phillips, M.




R. Sinker, M. Phillips, V. de Rijke. Playing in the Dark with Online Games for Girls. Volume: 18 issue: 2, page(s): 162-178.Article first published online: July 4, 2017;Issue published: June 1, 2017

Phillips, M. 2016. For Dust Thou Art. Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics. Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 22 Issue 1. Editors Lanfranco Aceti, Paul Thomas, Edward Colless. Supported and produced by i-DAT. 236-243

Phillips, M. 2016. Produced Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics. Leonardo Electronic Almanac Book. Volume 22 Issue 1. Editors Lanfranco Aceti, Paul Thomas, Edward Colless.

Corino, G., Phillips, M. 2016. Thingbook: The Society of All Things (Humans, Animals, Things and Data). DigitCult - Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures. Special Issue. (n.1/2016). DOI 10.4399/97888548960245

Phillips, M. (2015) Lab Report #4: Fulldome UK: ‘The thing’s hollow it goes on forever and oh my God it’s full of stars!’ Journal Paper. Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media. Volume 3 Numbers 1 & 2. Intellect Ltd. Pp 77–106.

Phillips, M., Speed. (2012) Ubiquity: A paranoid manifesto. Ubiquity. The Journal of Pervasive Media, 1:1. 3-6.

Phillips, M. (2012): There is no Dome?, Digital Creativity, 23:1, 48-57

Lambert, N., Phillips, M. (2012): Introduction: Fulldome, Digital Creativity, 23:1, 1-4

Lambert, N., Phillips, M. Guest Editors, FullDome Special Edition (2012): Digital Creativity, 23:1.

Phillips, M. (2012): So Mote it be… Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research. 9:2&3, 97-103.

Phillips, M. Speed, S. (2010) La reificazione dei dati. REM, Ricerche su Educazione e Media. 2:2. 245-258

Phillips, M. The Case of the Absent Artist. A Body of Evidence. Marcel.Li Antúnez Roca. E La Performatitivà Digitale. Atti della giornata di studi. Editors Mazali, T., Mazzocchi, F., Pizzo, A. Gruppo Edtotoriale s.r.l. Acoreale - Rome. 2011.

Phillips, M. Speed, C. Arch-OS v1.1 (Architecture Operating Systems), Software for Buildings. Engineering Nature, Art & Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era. Ed Ascot, R. Intellect. ISBN 1-84150-128-X. p 177-182. (2006).

Phillips, M. Liquid Reader 3, Altered States. DVD Conference proceedings from Altered States: transformations of perception, place, and performance. A transdisciplinary conference. Ed: Phillips, M ISBN 1-84102-147-4. 22/07/05.

Phillips, M. All that is solid... melts. The liquefaction of form. Altered States: transformations of perception, place, and performance. University of Plymouth. 22-24/07/05. Proceedings published: Liquid Reader 3, Altered States. Ed: Phillips, M ISBN 1-84102-147-4. 22/07/05.

Phillips M, Speed C, Montandon A, with Dent E. ‘read/write/fold’. Performance Research Vol.9, No.2 ‘On the Page’ (2004) issn 1352-8165 isbn 0-415-34737-6.

Phillips, M. Soft Buildings. Technoetic Arts, A Journal of Speculative Arts. Vol 2, Number 2 - 2004. Intellect Ltd. ISSN 1477-965X. pp 99-108.


Phillips, M. 2015. Evolutionary Operating Systems. In: Ascott, R., Molina, F. ed. Beyond Darwin: The Co-Evolutionary Path of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Imprenta Provincial de Valencia, pp 115-125.

Phillips, M. Construçóes Interativas. Redes Sensoriais. Arte, Ciência, Tecnologia. eds Maciel, K. Parente. A. Contra Capa Livraria, Rio de Janerio. 2003. ISBN: 85-86011-74-6. pp149-155. (30/11/03). Book.

Conference Papers

Phillips, M. Aga, B. Collectively Living, Working and Being, With and Through Predictive Algorithms. EVA, Electronic Visualisation in the Arts, London, Ed: Bowen, J. Diprose, G, Lambert, N. 10-13/07/2017. Pp 198-201

Scott Hessels, Mike Phillips, Maurice Benayoun, Jeffrey Shaw, Sven Travis. Gigantic: Mediation Beyond Surface Panel). 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港 Cultural R>evolution. 16-22/05/2016

Paul Thomas, Mike Phillips, Frederik de Wilde; Chris Henschke. The Affect of Quantum Phenomena on Media Art (Panel). 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港 Cultural R>evolution. 16-22/05/2016

Charitos, D., Kusch, M., Phillips, M., Poulin, M., Schnell, R., St-Arnault, L. EMDL European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research. Panel. The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art: ISEA2015, Vancouver, Canada. 14-19/07/15.

Anders, P. (Panel Moderator), Ayiter, E., Gromala, D., Phillips, M., Thomas, P. Didactic Disruption: Roy Ascott’s Models for Arts Education and Research. Panel. The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art: ISEA2015, Vancouver, Canada. 14-19/07/15.

Kontini, K., Theona, I., Charitos, D., Phillips, M. Investigating the artistic potential of the Fulldome as a creative medium: the case of the E/M/D/L project. Long Paper. The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art: ISEA2015, Vancouver, Canada. 14-19/07/15

Phillips, M. “Filled with wonder and ease...”, part of the ‘Diagrams, Formulae and Models: Aesthetic and Scientific Strategies of Visualizations’ panel. ISEA2013, Sydney. 13/06/2013.

Phillips, M., Scott, J., Speed, C., Thomas, P. Panel: Imaging Ecologies. ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness. New Mexico. 21/10/2012.

Phillips, M. Human Geography. (2011). in: Ascott, R., Girao, M., ed. Presence in the Mindfield: Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation. Lisbon, Portugal: Artshare-Universidade de Aveiro, pp. 226-230. ISBN 978-972-789-356-0

Phillips, M., Aga, B., Corino, G., Lock, S. Mass Body Index: Bio-OS, a Biological Operating System. ISEA2011 ( Istanbul, Turkey. 20/09/2011

Phillips, M., Weaver, R., Carss. P. Human Trace, ISEA2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (2009). Belfast. 09/09.

Phillips, M. Thomas, P. Speed, C. Intelligent Architecture - Complex Environmental Networks. ISEA 2008. 25 July to 03 August 2008, SINGAPORE

Phillips, M, Aga, B., Hazelden, K.(2008) “The Play Algorithm - A(n):= [r = 1,2,…..N]”. In Deiz del Corral, A. (ed), HOMO LUDENS LUDENS, Locating play in contemporary culture and society. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón, Asturias, Spain: pp 244-248.

Anders, P., Phillips, M. 2004. Arch-OS: An operating system for buildings. In proceedings of the 2004 AIA/ACADIA Fabrication Conference, Cambridge and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Nov. 8-13, 2004. pp. 282-293

Phillips, M. 'Auto-Creativity V1.5: A slash and burn transmedia compression codec for artists and designers'. Teaching in a Digital Domain. Innovation, A National Symposium – Part 3 in collaboration with Forum for Electronic Arts Research (FEAR) Australian Council of Universities of Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) in collaboration with the Australian National Coalition of Creative Arts (ANCCA). Technology Park, CSIRO Theatre. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Part of the BEAP [2002 Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth]. (11/07/02).

Phillips, M. (S.T.I. Consortium). The Search for Terrestrial Intelligence. 4th International. CAiiA-STAR Research Conference. Consciousness Reframed 2003. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. ISBN 1-74067-272-0 Part of the BEAP [2002 Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth] (02/07/02).

Generative Media. CAiiA-STAR Symposium, John Curtin Gallery, BankWest Theatre. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Part of the BEAP [2002 Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth] (06/07/02).

Vranch, A. T., Phillips, M. and Winders, R. (1997) Wire Mediaspace: Converging technologies for distance learning in multi-media. Conference Proceedings. CAL 97. Exeter University, UK. March 23-26, 319-322.


Internet Publications

Phillips, M. Ectoplasm and other Membranes. Interalia Magazine. 08/2015

Research TV webcast on Arch-OS. Broadcast Date: 22 February 2005. Interactive Intelligent Technology


Phillips, M. Wonderful Instabilities in Framing Immersion, Stories from an Emerging Market. South West Creative Technology Network Immersion Theme publication. Written by: Mark Leaver Edited by: Hannah Brady & Jon Dovey Published by: SWCTN Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX 07/2019.

Phillips, Mike; Bennett, June (2014): Measuring Cultural Value.docx. figshare. Commissioned report for the AHRC Cultural Value Project. Preprint.


i-DAT DataJam-Quorum (Commission). Turbine Festival: One City. One Day. Saturday 25th July 2015, 12.30-21.30, Tate Modern.

Murmuration, Dream Collider, Liminal Spaces: EMDL Productions, SAT (Society for Arts and Technology), Montreal, Canada. 26/05-12/06/ 2015.

Phillips, M., Carss, P. Aggregator v1.0. Performance: Contemporary music Festival. Peninsula Arts. Plymouth. 27/02/10

Carss, P. Phillips, M. Dome Fugue v1.0: Plymouth The Immersive Vision Theatre and i-DAT. Dome Fugue v1.0 is part of ‘Voices III’ the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2008. 24/02/08.


Phillips, P. Aga, B. et al. This Is Where We Are. Installation. Tate Modern, Switch House Launch, 12-19/07/2016.

Phillips, M. Liber Legis – AIWASS v2.0.). Exhibition: Interactive art work. Art work exhibited at Cairotronica (Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium), Ministry of Culture, Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt. 03-10/05/2016.

Phillips, M. ‘A Mote it is…’ Art in the Age of Nano Technology, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA. 02-04/2010.

Phillips, M. “Constellation Columbia", prototype monument for ‘Dead Astronauts’. ZER0GRAVITY, A Cultural User”s Guide. Ed Triscott, N and La Frenais, R. The Arts Catalyst. 2005, 84-85. ISBN 0-9534546-4-9


Phillips, M. Constellation Columbia", prototype monument for ‘Dead Astronauts’. zero gravity work for Parabolic flight from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training. Centre, Russia. Courtesy of The Arts Catalyst: MIR Campaign 2003, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Russia. MIR Campaign 2003 supported by the European Commission Culture 2000 Fund.

Phillips, M., etal. 'Artefact', with support from inIVA, i-DAT, Middlesex University, V&A). Digital Responses series of exhibitions in Gallery 70 at the V&A, May 16 2002 to 12 February 2003 at the Design Now Space: 20th Century Gallery 70, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 05-06/03.


Phillips, M. FUTURE HISTORY EXHIBITION, Friday 29 November–Saturday 11 January. The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth. Rooted in the cybernetic, telematic and interactive behaviours defined by Roy Ascott, FUTURE HISTORY maps this influence on the emergence of contemporary art forms: the digital, wearable, immersive, biological, and artificial.

Phillips, M. EMDL demonstrations in the i-DAT inflatable dome at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. 15/04/2014.

Phillips, M. Exposure. Exhibition at UCLA Art Sci Centre. California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA School of the Arts and the Department of Design | Media Arts. Los Angeles, USA. 07-16/03/12.

Phillips, M. ‘spectre [ˈspɛktə/]’, Schauraum. Quartier21 (Electric Avenue), MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Wien, Austria. 27.01-18.03.2012.

Aga, B., Orrell P., Phillips M. Co-curation of ‘The Syncretic Sense’ Roy Ascott Exhibition, Plymouth Art Centre. 4 April to the 24 May 2009.

Aga, B. Phillips, M. etal. Social Operating System. S-OS. Plymouth Arts Centre. 08/02/08-06/04/08.

Aga, B. Hutchinson, I. Orrell, P, Phillips, M. Plymouth Arts Centre and i-DAT collaboration. a new series of projects and residencies. Artists and Curator; Stanza (UK) 8 February – 6 April, Cadu (Brazil) 11 January – 11 March and Basak Senova (Turkey) 19 January – 9 February. 01/08

Carss, P. James, N. Phillips, M. Portable Dome Presentation. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche de Cluny. Open Scene Graph reversion of Cluny Abbey. 21/12/07

Sonic Arts Network & i-DAT present: Expo Plymouth. 16/05/2007. Hosted by i-DAT.



Aga, B. Phillips, Manton, C. Phillips, M. etal. The Infinite Guide. 2018.

Aga, B. Melville, D. Phillips, M. etal. Emoti-OS 2017.

Aga, B., Phillips, M. et al. (2011) Human Geography v1.0. Liquid Press (i-DAT). ISBN 978-1-84102-298-7

Phillips, M. Didakis, S. Ewais, Z. Source. Exhibition, DI-Egy 1.0 Festival, Gezira Art Palace, Cairo, Egypt. 31/3-10/04/2013

Thomas, P. Malcolm, C. Phillips, M. i-500 Project. Public Art work commission following an open competition (incorporating Arch-OS), to develop an artwork for the Curtin University Minerals and Chemistry Research and Education Building. Commission by Curtin University of Technology, John Curtin Gallery and Woods Bagot Architects. AU$230,000.00. 02/2010.

Carss, P. Phillips, M. Dome Fugue v1.0: Plymouth The Immersive Vision Theatre and i-DAT. Dome Fugue v1.0 is part of ‘Voices III’ the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2008.

The SwanQuake User Manual is published by Liquid Press/ i-DAT for igloo ( ISBN Number: 978-1-84102-172-0. 10/07

Arch-OS Installation, Portland Square, University of Plymouth. A ‘virtual’ architecture from the dynamic activities that take place within the Portland Square Development. Arch-OS uses a range of embedded technologies to capture audio-visual and raw digital data from the building. (07/2005)

The DVD supplement and the Liquid Reader™ interface (Version 2.1 for MAC OSX/Windows) were jointly developed by i-DAT/Liquid Press, Performance Research e-Publications and DeMo, and were designed and mastered by Adam Crowe, Mike Phillips and Joe Phillips. This ‘On Civility’ DVD supplements Performance Research Vol.9, No.4 ‘On Civility’ (2004) ISSN 1352-8165 / ISBN 0-415-34737-8

Liquid Reader™ v1.1. DVD Supplement. Jointly developed by i-DAT/ Liquid Press, Performance Research e-Publications and DeMo. Liquid Reader™ v1.1 produced by the Liquid Press, an i-DAT (Institute of Digital Art & Technology) research project. ‘On the Page’ DVD supplements Performance Research Vol.9, No.2 ‘On the Page’ (2004) issn 1352-8165.

Phillips, M. 'Psychometric Architecture'. V01D. Eds, Speed, C. Grinsted, G. Produced by The Institute of Digital Art and Technology, Plymouth Arts Centre, limbomedia and Digital Skin. ISBN 1 84102 087 7 (07/07/01)

Aga, B. Phillips, M, et al. Noogy 2.0 - VJ’ing on buildings. (14/11/2007). Motion Plymouth Festival .14/11/07

Glynn, R. Phillips, M. Speed, C. Processing Workshop/GreenScreen/Arch-OS. 05/11/07

Phillips, M. Arch-OS and Liquid Reader v1.1. Shaping Consciousness: New Media, Spirituality, and Identity. Project X Theatre. Dallas, Texas, USA. 09/04/05.

Phillips, M. ‘Psychometric Architecture’. QI and Complexity - 24 - 27 November 2004. Red Gate Gallery, Levels 1 & 4, Dongbianmen Watchtower Chongwenmen, Beijing, China. Portland Square Plymouth University, The Digital Media Studio, Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Software and Peking Univ. The Institute of Digital Media, Beijing Normal Univ. Three location telematic video system. (11/2004).

Phillips, M. Where a Space Once Was'. For V01DExhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre. Part of Architecture Week. 22/06-22/07/01

Search for Terrestrial Intelligence, part of Landscape Trauma, Autograph touring show, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery. 11-12/01.

Phillips, M. 'Narcissus v1.0'. The Search for Terrestrial Intelligence. SciArt Symposium presentation at Creating Sparks Conference, Royal geographical Society, London. (06/2001).

Phillips, M., etal. ‘Search for Terrestrial Intelligence’, STI consortium, as part of 'Landscape Trauma', Autograph Touring Show, Café Gallery, London.

Donald.Rodney Autoicon. CD-Rom & website (collective), exhibition to accompany conference, 'Race and Digital Space', Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. April 2001.

Donald.Rodney Autoicon. CD-Rom (collective), part of exhibition, 'Art In Motion II', Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA, USA. 2001.

Donald.Rodney: Autoicon, CD-Rom. Produced by Geoff Cox & Mike Phillips, Software written by Adrian Ward; with support from the Arts Council of England (New Media Fund). With contributions from Eddie Chambers, Richard Hylton, Angelika Koechert, Virginia Nimarkoh, Keith Piper, Gary Stewart & Diane Symons. inIVA & STAR, ISBN 189984631X. 2000.

Presentations and posters

Phillips, M. Telemadic Exhibition - ‘AQUAPONICS’ Ionion Cultural Centre, Kefallinia. i-DAT’s Data Odyssey Project. 06-/05/2014.

Phillips, M. Bio-OS/Op-Sy Exhibition. Ionian Art Centre (, Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece. 7-17/04/2011.

Other Publications

SCIENCE IN THE DOME! 14th Fulldome Festival (Part Two). Jena, Germany. 22/11/2020. Ryan Wyatt, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Jackie Faherty, American Museum of Natural History, New York, Mike Phillips, University of Plymouth, Anders Ynnerman, Professor of Scientific Visualzation, Linkœping Universuty, Sveden, Hendrik Huthoff, University of Jena, Juna Kollmeier, astrophysicist at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Mike Phillips, Ian Sergeant, hosted by Sylvia Theuri. Donald Rodney – Autoicon: Discussing The Digital Body. 12 November 2020 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Part of the Thirteen Ways Of Looking exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry (2 October – 13 December 2020).

Phillips, M. 2020. Bad {data} Behaviours. Panel. S+T+ARTS at UCA: Understanding complex data in COVID times + Fashion: Materialising Numbers at Ars Electronica2020 In Kepler’s Gardens, A global journey to survey the ‘new’ world. 10/09/2020.

Phillips, M. Keynote Speaker. Conversations with the Artificial Other. Rubrics of Transformation Symposium. The New Technologies Laboratory of the Dept. of Communication and Media Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, The Municipality of Athens. Serafio City of Athens. 18/02/2019.

Phillips, M. Keynote Speaker. Laugh, He Said Something Funny. Cumulus conference Wuxi 2018: Diffused Transition and Design Opportunities. Oct. 31st -Nov. 3rd 2018, Wuxi, China, Jiangnan University.

Aga, B. Phillips, M. Sinker, R. This is Where We Are- Collaborating with Algorithms. Technarte, Bilbao, 16-16/05/2017.

Phillips, M. The instruments of darkness tell us truths. MODELS OF DIVERSITY: CURRENT TRANSDISCOURSES IN ART, SCIENCE AND SOCIAL ISSUES. Institute of Integrated Biology ETH ZURICH / IBZ Building, Universitätstrasse 16, Zurich, Switzerland. 19-20/02/2016

Phillips, M. Phage Technology - breaching the physical/virtual membrane. VRUKFest Conference, Ravensbourne, Greenwich, UK. 10-11/02/16

Phillips, M. Ecumenical Matter. The Matter of the Immaterial. Consciousness Reframed: ART & CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE POST-BIOLOGICAL ERA. DeTao, Shanghai, China. 20-21/11/15

Phillips, M. Keynote: reciproCITY – from data to ta-da! The HYBRID CITY 3: Data to the People Conference, workshops and parallel events 17-19 September 2015 University of Athens, Athens, Greece. 18/09/15.

Phillips, M. Model City presentation and Session Chair: Creative Cities: ICT, the Arts and the City. STARTS Symposium. BOZAR and European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. June 22-23/2015 at BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.

Phillips, M. Keynote: New Fields of Research Applied to Visual Music Full-Dome. Understanding Visual Music 2015 (UVM2015). Brasilia, Brazil. 11/06/15

Pierre Levy, Bill Seaman, Dan Neafus, Mike Phillips, David Mcconville (Chair). Keynote Panel: Emergence: Re-Cognizing Complexity. IX 2015 - Immersion Goes Mainstream. ( Montreal, Canada. 24/05/15

de Rijke, V. Phillips, M. Sinker, R. Digital Dialudics Dark Play in the Digital Arts. Middlesex University. 6-7/07/2015

Phillips, M. Marocco, D. etal. Describe in single words, only the good things that come in to your mind… Algorithmic Practices: Emergent interoperability in the everyday. RGS-IBG 2015.

Phillips, M. Hunt, C. Qualia stand at The Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Economy Showcase 2014. London. 12/03/2014.

Phillips, M. Qualia presentation at: ACCESS ALL AREAS: Development. The BAFA Spring Road Show #BAFA14RS. Cambridge Literary Festival, Cambridge Union Society. 04/04/2014.

Phillips, M. International Symposium on Artistic Creation in Immersive Environments, using large-scale display technologies. Central Building, University of Athens, Department of Communications and Media Studies, University of Athens. With GaiaNova. 15/04/2014.

Phillips, M. Qualia presentation at: ACCESS ALL AREAS: Development. The BAFA Spring Road Show #BAFA14RS. Theatres Trust. 22 Charing Cross Road. London. WC2H 0QL. 25/04/2014.

Phillips, M. “Darling, I am going to tell you something that I swore never to tell anyone - I have the gift of ubiquity.” COST ARTS & TECHNOLOGIES (CAT). Zagreb, Croatia. 25 - 27/11/13

Phillips, M., Beloff, L., Haill, L., Ikegami, T. Hunting the Homunculi. ICT ART CONNECT. IMAL Brussels, Belgium. 9-11/11/13.

Phillips, M., Hunt, C. “Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.” XARTS 2013 International Conference- From Virtual To Real, Syros, Greece. 20/07/2013.

Phillips, M. Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) Theme Moderator: The role of art education in an age of ecological crisis and the globalisation of knowledge. LEAF, a working group of Leonardo ® /ISAST. 14/06/2013.

Phillips, M. Didakis, S. Objects of Affect: The Domestication of Ubiquity. DI-EGY 1.0 Festival Cairo, Egypt. 31/03/13

Phillips, M. Didakis, S. Ewais, Z. Sensorama Workshop. DI-Egy 1.0 Festival, 1-2/04/2013

Phillips, M. I'm melting, melting… Evaporation of Things, Exhibition and Symposium. SRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum, the Centre for Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh and New Media Scotland. Edinburgh. 13-14/03/13

Phillips, M., Corino, G. The End of Things. Mutamorphosis, Prague, 6-8/12/12

Phillips, M. Keynote. One but not the same… at the I Am Seeing Things: Exhibition and Symposium. Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 25-26/10/12

Phillips, M. Presenter and Culture, Creativity, Design workshop facilitator. RCUK/TSB Internet of Things Research Road-mapping workshop. 11-12/07/2012.

Phillips, M. ‘What’s a Hammerfor?’, How To Innovate Panel, Publish! A Day of Innovation on the Future of the Book, Watershed, Bristol. 08/12/11

Phillips, M. Keynote. Remembrance of Things Past. Computers and the History of Art, CHArt, The Challenge of Ubiquity in Digital Culture. CHArt 27th Annual Conference, Centre for Creative Collaboration. 18/11/2011,

Phillips, M. Dirty Data. Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation. The Leonardo Education and Art Forum: Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation in collaboration with Rewire the Media Art History conference (supported by National Institute for Experimental Arts, Sydney Australia). Liverpool, UK, 27/09/2011.

Phillips, M. ‘Through a Glass, Darkly…’. IxDA. Limerick. Funded by UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ( through the Centre for Teaching and Learning in University of Limerick ( 02/03/2011

Phillips, M. Ceteris Paribus: 2 + 2 = 5. Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions ( International Research Conference on Art, Technology and Consciousness. Shanghai Institute of Visual Art [Fudan University], Shanghai. 26-27/07/2011

Phillips, M. Ceteris Paribus: 2 + 2 = 5 - Bio-OS/Op-Sy Poster Exhibition. Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions. International Research Conference on Art, Technology and Consciousness. Shanghai Institute of Visual Art [Fudan University], Shanghai. 25-30/07/2011

Phillips, M. Strange Material. Sony Education Forum. Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal. 08/07/2011.

Phillips, M. Keynote at Research Councils UK Sandpit focusing on “Transport Behaviours, Habits and Practice” on 07/12/2010.

Phillips, M. ‘The Case of the Absent Artist’. Marcell. Li Antunez Roca: Nouve technoligie e arti performative, approcci transdisciplinari. Giornata di Studio. Officine Sintetiche LAB (OS LAB), Turin. 11/10/10

Phillips, M. ‘Far Away, So Close!’ Skilled Art/Engenho & Arte. Guiramraes, Portugal. 23-24/04/10

Phillips, M. ‘In Time. Chair and presenter. Performing Ourselves. Rosetta Life. Birmingham Conservatoire - Birmingham City University. 29/03/10

Phillips, M. ‘A Mote it is…’ Symposium: Strange Futures: Collaborations that make nano-art. John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA. 07/02/10.

Phillips, M. ‘Bad Behaviour’. Symposium: The Influence of Roy Ascott. Plymouth Arts Centre. Plymouth. 14/05/09

Phillips, M. ‘Evolutionary Operating Systems’. Más allá ae Darwin. Sale Parpallo, Valencia, 24-25/04/09.

Phillips, M. ‘Base Data’. Visualisation Symposium. Data to Ideas : Ideas to Data. Curtin University, Perth WA. 04/11/08

Phillips, M. Donald Rodney: In Retrospect – Talk with Mike Phillips, Geoff Cox and Keith Piper. Iniva, London. 20/11/08.

Aga, B. Phillips, M. “Social Software Engineering”. Consciousness Reframed 9: Vienna, 3–5/07/2008

B Aga, Katina Hazelden and Mike Phillips. “The Play Algorithm - A(n):= [r = 1,2,…..N]”. HOMO LUDENS LUDENS 2008, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón, Asturias, Spain. 19-20/04/08.

Phillips, M. “I Wish I Was a Spaceman, The Fastest Guy Alive:. Immersive Vision | Why? How? What? European Workshop in Immersive Cinema. The 3rd European workshop. 25-28/03/08

Phillips, M. “Normal To an Abnormal Degree”. MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences. International Conference. Prague, 8-10/11/07

Nanotechnology: Instability in an Unpredictable Milieu. Paul Thomas, Edward A. Shanken, Mike Phillips, Frederik De Wilde. MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences. International Conference. Prague, 8-10/11/07

Phillips, M. Curtains for the Albertian Window. Researching the Future: aspects of Art and Technoetics 2007 Prato, Italy. Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci 7-9/12/07.

Philips, M. Speed C. Royal Opera House “Recycle Our House” Green Awareness Day. Arch-OS Presentation. Royal Opera House, London. 21/11/07

Phillips, M. Bugmann, G. Speed, C. ‘Arch-OS’. IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association). -England Symposium ‘Building Simulation in the Southwest’. University of Plymouth, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth. 16/11/07,

Phillips, M. Something Rich and Strange… the Manifestation of Change. Leonardo/ISAST, Leonardo Education Forum. ISAST I: The Planet Has Changed: Art, Environment, and Sustainable Development. Art Panel. Siggraph 07. San Diego, USA. 07/08/07

Phillips, M. Leonardo Town Hall Meeting. Leonardo Education Forum. San Diego Convention Center. Siggraph. San Diego, USA. /08/07

Phillips, M. ‘There are no Giants’ and ‘Artist as Catalyst’. F.A.q. Questions about Art, Consciousness and Technology. SESC Paulista, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 30/11-2/12/2006

Locative Media: Urban Landscape and Pervasive Technology Within Art, Siggraph 2006 Conference, Boston, 30/07/06

aConversation. The Port Eliot Conversations. A collaboration between Port Eliot, the afoundation and University of Plymouth (i-DAT). Port Eliot, Cornwall. UK. 27-30/01/06

Phillips, M. ‘Intelligent Architecture’. Centre for Living and Electronic Arts Research. Curtin University, Perth, Australia. 19/01/06

Senior Guest Artist, Banff New Media Institute. Arch-OS: Buildings in Motion. Bodies in Motion: Memory, Personalization, Mobility and Design. Summit 2-Mobile Pl. Banff New Media Institute, Alberta Canada. 25-28/06/2005

Invited Presenter for Buro Happold Consulting Engineers ( Multi-disciplinary Engineering Workshop. “This Conversation can server no possible purpose”. London, 03/03/05.

ACE/AHRB Network meeting, Kings College, Cambridge. 10/07/04

Interdisciplinary Design Workshop 3. Social property and New Social Forms, an Experiment in Interdisciplinary. Refashioning Patents: scientific research and the public domain. The Old Kitchens, Girton College, Cambridge. CRASSH. 9/07/04

Phillips, M. Softbuildings: ‘Pyschometric Architecture’, Buildings That Go Bump in the Night’. Festival Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004, Challenges for a Ubiquitous Identity, Bilbao []. Planetary Collegium. 29/04/04

CeBit: UK@ Stand, Hall 5, Stand F04 at CeBIT 2004, Hanover, Germany. Future Park Pavilion, UK Research and Innovation. Arch-OS represents the South West of England Regional Development Agency at the Future Parc. 18 - 20/03.

Phillips, M. ‘Soft Buildings’, invited presentation to NMSI at the National Museum of Science and Industry, London. 5/02/04.

Phillips, M. ‘Soft Buildings'. Phillips, M. Centro Dragáo do Mar de Arte e Cultura (Fortaleza - Ceará, Brazil. Organised by Professor Katia Maciel, N-Imagem, Escola deComunicaçáo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. (29-30/11/03).

Phillips, M. 'All that is solid melts into … Liquid Media'. Dept Computer Science. ETH Zurich. CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland. Invitation to present from Prof. Moira Norrie. (03/11/03).

Phillips, M. "This conversation can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye." 'Digital dialogue with a significant other'. Nomadische Grenzüberschreitungen / (nach) denken über kunst. Nomadic Transitions / thinking about art. Kunst und Forschung. 10.-12. April 2003. University of Art and Design Zürich. Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich (HGZ) (10/04/03).

From Networking to Nanosystems a Series of Digital Dialogues and Debates, CAiiA-STAR in collaboration with ucdarnet, presentations and symposium "9/11: N2N conference". UCSC Santa Cruz. 'Emergent Systems' and 'MetaphoricNetworks' UCLA/UC Irvine/ UCSB, Los Angeles, 'Wireless Society’ and 'Performance Networks' and 'Nano-technology & Culture and New Literacies'. (8-14/11/01).

From Hypothesis to Hyperthesis, with Geoff Cox & Chris Speed, as part of In Blue Skies: the experience of experiments, Arnolfini, Bristol. 06/2001.

Autoicon presentation, with Geoff Cox, in, Random Selection 13: New Media projects, DNet event, Lux Centre, London. 10/2000

Search for Terrestrial Intelligence presentation with Geoff Cox, as part of Sci-Art, The Wellcome Trust, London. 10/2000