“Open Source Seeds: Plant Breeding and Bioart vs. Corporate Tech,” Art, Craft, Labor: Countercultures of Computing from NASA to Facebook panel, Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Boston, September 1, 2017.
Invited lecture on food studies, Program in American Studies, Princeton University, October 12, 2017.
Moderator of “Imagining Climate Change Futures” forum, Climate Evenings: Narrative, Science, and Action series, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainabilty, November 16, 2017.
Selected Past Lectures & Talks
“Terraforms and Xenotexts,” Invited lecture on the Environmental Humanities, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, April 13, 2017.
“Creative Ecology in Times of Crisis,” Ecomedia roundtable, Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum, Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, January 7, 2017.
“The Culinary Avant-Garde,” Eco-modernism panel series, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, Pasadena, November 19, 2016.
“The Culinary Lab,” Invited paper presented at the Future of Critical Food Studies Conference, Princeton University, April 1-2, 2016.
“Environmental Resilience and Digital Precarity in Twenty-First Century U.S. Fiction,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Austin, January 9, 2016
“Open Source Foodways,” Public lecture for the Gulf Coast Food Project, University of Houston, November 6, 2016.
“Play the LA River,” Art Place Japan LA: A Conversation on Creative Placemaking, Talk presented to Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, USC, November 13, 2015.
Participant in “Just Add Water” roundtable at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, July 18, 2014.
“Lyric Poetry in the Information Age: Seamus Heaney’s Electric Light,” Lecture presented to The Department of English and Environmental Studies Program, Dickinson College, November 23, 2013.
“Slow Food in Digital Times,” Invited paper presented at the Future of the Environmental Humanities Symposium, Simpson Center for the Humanities, the University of Washington, November 1-3, 2013.
Lecture and seminar on bioart and food movements presented to the Northwest Washington Extension Center, Washington State University, October 31, 2013.
“Literature and Modern Food Culture,” Keynote address presented to the UCLA Friends of English, June 18, 2013.
“Feast, Famine, and Other Scenarios” Roundtable, Invited Speaker, Foodprint LA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), December 8, 2012.
“The Future of Food,” Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, Colorado, July 2, 2012.