Academic Publications


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

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

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


Interview: Ferreira, B. (2022) “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. “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.


Book: Swipe. Paperview Books. Available at:

Book: Emergent Typography. Paperview Books. Available at:

Artist’s Book: Orbital Reveries. Independent.

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.