Academic Publications


Chapter: Carter, R. “Drone Poetry”. Ambient Stories: Digital Writing in Place. Ed. Amy Spencer. Bloomsbury.

Chapter: Carter, R. “Speculative Visions—Drones, Digital Art, and Ecological Concerns”. Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics. Ed. Elisa Serafinelli. Palgrave.

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Topographic Algorithms: Reimagining Environmental Sensing and Representation” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology. Special Issue: “Reimagining AI”.

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Machine Visions”. Open Library of Humanities Journal. Special Issue: “Cultural Representations of Machine Vision”.

Special Issue: Martindale, S., Hook, J., and Carter, R. (eds.) “Immersive Storytelling”. Convergence. Special Issue.


Review: Carter, R. “Generative Unknowing: Nathan Allen Jones’ Glitch Poetics“. Electronic Book Review. Available at:

Interview: Ferreira, B. “How to Write Poetry to Communicate With Aliens”. VICE. Available at:

Journal Article: Ng, J., and Carter, R. “Wayfaring in Space: Story as Environmental Encounters in Ruins (2011) and Sacramento (2016)”. New Techno Humanities. DOI:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Executable Landscapes: Speculative Platforms and Environmental E-Literature”. Electronic Book Review. DOI:

Online Exhibition: Carter, R. “The Aftermath Atlas”. After Progress. Curated by Martin Savransky and Craig Lundy. Available at:


Chapter: Carter, R. “Inscriptions to the Stars: Time, Space, and Extra-terrestrial Textualities”. The Future of Text II, ed. Hegland, F. Future Text Publishing: Southampton. DOI:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Orbital Reveries: Satellite Textscapes and Reframing the Multispectral Gaze”. The Digital Review 1. DOI:

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper: Carter, R. “Executable Landscapes: Speculative Platforms for Ecological E-Literature”. ELO 2021: Platform (Post?) Pandemic, May 2021. Available at:

Invited Post: Carter, R. “Artistic Research in Academia and Beyond”. 23Things International. Available at:

Review: Carter, R. “A Review of Sascha Engel’s Twenty-One Computations”. Babel Tower Notice Board. Available at [Archived]:


Review: Carter R. “A Review of Sarah Cave’s Perseverance Valley”. Babel Tower Notice Board. Available at [Archived]:

Chapter: Carter, R. “Signal Generators: Digital Text in a Damaged Ecology”. The Future of Text, ed. Hegland, F. Future Text Publishing: Southampton. DOI:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Waveform”. IJCMR Digital Ecologies: Fiction Machines. DOI:

Chapter: Carter, R. “Waves to Waveforms”. The Machine as Artist/The Machine as Art. Eds. Leymarie, F, Bessette, J, and Smith, G.W. MDPI: Bern. DOI:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Electronic Literature and the Anthropocene”. Electronic Book Review. DOI:

Interview: Russell, S. “Why take something inherently digital and make it physical?” Mazzotti Books. Available at:


Book Chapter: Carter, R. “The Book and its Algorithm”. Artist’s Book Yearbook 2020-21. Impact Press. Available at:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Tweeting the Cosmos: On the Bot Poetry of The Ephemerides.” Convergence. DOI:


Journal Article: Carter, R, “Writing, Weaving, and Performativity: Some Notes on Solid State Poetry”. The Writing Platform. Available at:

Journal Article: Carter, R. “Waves to Waveforms: Performing the Thresholds of Sensing and Sense-Making in the Anthropocene”. Arts 7.4 (2018). DOI:

Peer Reviewed Conference Paper: Carter, R. “Airborne Inscription: Writing with Drones”. EVA 2018: British Computer Society, July 2018. BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing. DOI:


Journal Article: Carter, R. “Drone Poetry: On Deploying Sensory Technologies as Tools of Writing”. The Writing Platform. Available at:


Journal Article: Carter, R. “Virtual Literatures: Technology, Agency, Meaning”. Countertext 2.3 (2016) 338–355. DOI:

Academic Presentations and Public Engagement


Invited Paper Presentation. “Atmospheric Textualities”. ELO 2023 Conference and Media Arts Show. University of Coimbra, July 2023.


Invited Workshop: CRASSH Research Network. “Exploring Practices between the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities”. Remote Sensing: Ice, Instruments, Imagination. University of Cambridge, April 2023. See:

Invited Lecture: “Art / Data / Writing”. University of Roehampton, March 2023.


Invited Paper Presentation: “What is the history of remote sensing? History of Science, sensing, and colonial entanglements”. CRASSH Research Network. “Remote Sensing. Ice, Instruments, Imagination”. University of Cambridge, October 2022. See:

Invited Public Presentation: “Encoding Signals – Writing the Alien”. OulipoToAI, October 2022.

Paper Presentation: “Drone Art and Ecological Concerns—Towards a Speculative Drone Aesthetics”. Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics. University of Sheffield, September 2022. See:

Paper Presentation: “Drone Outlooks and Digital Textscapes: Experimental Sensory Practices for Expanded Environmental Imaginaries”. DHRA 2022. Kingston School of Art, September 2022. See:

Paper Presentation: “A Speculative Satellite Poetics: Performing the Potentials of Earth Observation Data through Artistic Research”. Digital Ecologies in Practice. University of Bonn, July 2022. See:

Invited Public Presentation: “Signals”. Guillemot Press Book Launch.


Invited Paper Presentation: “Digital Art beyond Technical Reflexivity: Experiments, Environments, Concepts”. STEAM: The movement towards creative STEM learning. Digital Education Futures Initiative, University of Cambridge, August 2021. See:

Invited Paper Presentation: “In the Wake of Waveform”. Fiction Machines – Part III, Bath-Spa University, July 2021.

Paper Presentation: “Land/Code/Text: Digital Writing and Speculative Environmental Sensing”. (Re)Imagined Landscapes Symposium, University of Bristol, June 2021. See: and video here.

Invited Public Lecture: “Arts of the Datacene: Sensing and Narrating a Technogenic Future”. Curating Art and Nature: The Knowledge of the Curator III, University of Groningen, June 2021. See:

Pedagogy Presentation: “Developing Project-based Assessments on the Roehampton BA Digital Media Programme”. Co-presentation with Dr. Federica Frabetti. Learning and Teaching Festival, University of Roehampton, June 2021.

Paper Presentation: “Executable Landscapes: Speculative Platforms for Ecological E-Literature”. ELO 2021: Platform (Post?) Pandemic, May 2021. See: and video here.

Invited Public Presentation: “Algorithms, Waveforms, and Orbital Reveries”. Runnymede Literary Festival, March 2021. See:

Paper Presentation: “Datacene: Nonhuman Perception in the Art of the Anthropocene”. Art + Anthropocene: Culture, Climate and Our Changing Planet, University of York, March 2021. See:

Invited Video Presentation and Public Interview: “Writing with Algorithms”. ArtBlab, March 2021. See: and video here.

Paper Presentation: “Algorithmic Light—Sensory Entanglements and Executable Environments”. Process, Practice, and Environmental Crisis, University of York, February 2021. See:


Invited Presentation: “The Future of Text: Emergent Ecologies”. The Future of Text Symposium, London, November 2020. See:

Panel Convenor and Presentation: “Digital Poetry / Technology / Ecology”. Rewilding. CTC Collective, November 2020.

Invited Public Presentation: “Artists’ Books Now: Futures”. British Library, February 2020. See:


Paper Presentation: “Electronic Literature in the Anthropocene”. The Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Arts Festival (ELO 2019), University College Cork, July 2019. See:, and

Paper Presentation: “Wayfaring in Time—The Ambient Storytelling of Wandering Games”. Co-presentation with Dr. Jenna Ng. MIX 2019, Bath-Spa University, July 2019. See:

Paper Presentation: “Entangling Air, Sea, and Sensors: Wavescapes and Waveforms”. Moving Literary Geographies, Royal Holloway, June 2019. See

Paper Presentation: “Sensing the Anthropocene—Detectors, Drones, and Data-Driven Poetry”. Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College Dublin, June 2019. See:


Paper Presentation: “Airborne Inscription: Writing with Drones”. EVA 2018 BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing, British Computer Society, July 2018. DOI:

Paper Presentation: “Reading the Waveform: Deterritorializing the Sensory”. EVA Copenhagen, Aalborg University, May 2018. See:

Invited Public Presentation: “Waveform”. But There is No Land Near the End, Glasgow School of Art, March 2018. See


Paper Presentation: “Aeroculture: Writing the Nonhuman in the Age of the Anthropocene”. MIX 2017: Writing Digital, Bath Spa University, July 2017. See:

Paper Presentation: “Reading the Waveform: Deterritorializing the Sensory in Drone based Arts Practice”. MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 Borders & Boundaries: Territories, Technologies, Transgressions, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2017.

Paper Presentation: “Enacting the Nonhuman Eye: Digital Visualisation as Performative Knowledge-Making Practice”. New Perspectives in Digital Humanities, Kings College London, May 2017. See:


Research Seminar: “Voices of the Machine: Adventures in Digital Storytelling”. University of Exeter, July 2016.

Paper Presentation: “Digital Literature & The Entanglements of Networked Agency”. Looking for Agency: The Politics of the Material and Beyond, University College London, March 2016.


Paper Presentation: “Entanglements and Interventions: Exploring the Digital World through Art”. Kinesis and Stasis, London Barbican, November 2015.

Paper Presentation: “Defining the Digital Arts: A Case Study in Digital Literature”. Blue Skies Above, Solid Ground Below: Innovation and Sustainability in Digital Humanities, King’s College London, June 2015.

Paper Presentation: “Entanglements and Interventions: Exploring the Digital World through Art”. London Barbican, November 2015.

Invited Public Presentation: “Wor(l)ds in Collision—Art, Poetry and Wittgenstein”. University of Exeter, June 2015.


Paper Presentation: “God’s Eye View: The Digital Earth from Orbit”. Green Connections: Environmental Response & the Arts, University of Exeter, September 2016.

Invited Public Presentation: “The Long Goodbye: A Conversation across a Century”, University of Exeter, August 2014.

Paper Presentation: “Data Space: Discovering the Digital Cosmos”. Cosmographies, Falmouth University, July 2014.

Artistic Publications and Exhibitions


Printed Anthology: Seeing in Tongues, ed. James Knight.


Artist’s Book: Orbital Reveries (digital edition). Independent. Available at:

Artist’s Book: Waveform (digital edition). Independent. Available at:


Book: Swipe. Paperview Books. Available at:

Book: Emergent Typography. Paperview Books. Available at:

Online Anthology: “Waveform”. Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 4. The Electronic Literature Organisation. Available at:

Book: Signals. Guillemot Press. Available at:

Online Exhibition: Filter Insta-Zine: Instagram Storytelling and Zine Culture. The NEXT. Available at:

Journal: Strukturriss 3(2). Formerly available at:

Artist’s Book: “The Aftermath Atlas”. After Progress, Sociological Review Foundation. Available at:


Artist’s Book. Swarming Media. Independent.

Printed and Online Anthology: “Orbital Reveries #5”. Poetrishy , Edition 1. Available at:

Online Journal: “Waveforms”. Filter, Issue 1. Available at

Online Journal: “Martian Reveries No 1 & No 2”. Summerlude 2021: Cosmos. Pareidolia Literary. Available at:

Online Exhibition: “Waveform [film]”. Computer Vision Art Gallery, Ethical Considerations in Creative applications of Computer Vision (EC3V), 2021 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Available at:

Artist’s Book: Phase Space. Independent.

Online Journal: “Swipe”. Osmosis Press Featured Writing. Available at:

Printed Anthology: “Orbital Reveries #3”. The Mouth of a Lion: Visual Poetry from the End of the World, ed. James Knight. Available at:


Printed Anthology: “Orbital Reveries #2”. Rewilding: An Ecopoetic Anthology, Crested Tit Collective. Available at: Review by Andrea Mason here.

Online Journal: “Orbital Reveries #4”. Streetcake Magazine. 70, Part 1. Available at:

Online Journal: “A. Square Tweets Recollections of Spaceland”. Taper #5, Bad Quarto. Available at:

Printed and Online Journal: “Flow”. code::art 1. Available at:

Online Exhibition: “Orbital Reveries”. Trånslatiøns, Mellom Press. Available at:

Zine: “The Landsat Reverie”. ZinesInDarkTimes.

Artist’s Book: Signals. Independent.

Artist’s Book: Emergent Typography. Independent.

Artist’s Book: Flowpath. Independent.

Artist’s Book: Swipe. Independent.

Artist’s Book: Swarm. Independent.

Artist’s Book: ASCII Atlas. Independent.


Printed and Online Journal: “Solid State Poetry”. para text #7. Available at:

Artist’s Book: Waveform. Independent.

Artist’s Book: Solid State Poetry. Independent.