Funded Research

  • Co-Investigator: “Droned Life: Data, Narrative, and the Aesthetics of Worldmaking” (UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, PI Dr. Beryl Pong, Centre for Drones and Culture, Cambridge). Working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum Institute, Drone Wars UK, and Human Studio Limited, the project is creating dialogues between public and industry stakeholders in the drone world, creating research-led artworks (to be exhibited in spaces such as the Imperial War Museum) that explore the relationships between drone technology and society.
  • Co-Investigator: “Museum Visitor Experience and the Responsible Use of AI to Communicate Colonial Collections” (AHRC BRAID, PI Dr. Joanna Tidy, Sheffield). Working with Leeds Royal Armouries to scope the attitudes of public and industry stakeholders towards AI technologies, exploring their potential to be applied thoughtfully and responsibly to help investigate and ultimately communicate the colonial histories threaded throughout the Armouries’ collection.



Book Chapters


  • Carter, R. “Drone Poetry”. Ambient Stories: Digital Writing in Place. Ed. Amy Spencer. Bloomsbury.
  • Carter, R. “Speculative Visions—Drones, Digital Art, and Ecological Concerns”. Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics. Ed. Elisa Serafinelli. Palgrave.


Journal Articles

Articles (non-refereed)

Proceedings (refereed)

Research Practice

This section details specific works that have been published standalone and excludes those created for exhibitions.

Artist’s Books

Anthologies and Journals

Digital Interactives

Academic Presentations

    Reverse date order

  • Carter, R. 2023. Invited: “Atmospheric Textualities”. ELO 2023 Conference and Media Arts Show. University of Coimbra, July 2023.
  • Carter, R. 2022. Invited: “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. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2022. “Drone Art and Ecological Concerns—Towards a Speculative Drone Aesthetics”. Drones in Society: New Visual Aesthetics. University of Sheffield, September 2022. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2022. “Drone Outlooks and Digital Textscapes: Experimental Sensory Practices for Expanded Environmental Imaginaries”. DHRA 2022. Kingston School of Art, September 2022. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2022. “A Speculative Satellite Poetics: Performing the Potentials of Earth Observation Data through Artistic Research”. Digital Ecologies in Practice. University of Bonn, July 2022. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “Digital Art beyond Technical Reflexivity: Experiments, Environments, Concepts”. STEAM: The movement towards creative STEM learning. Digital Education Futures Initiative, University of Cambridge, August 2021. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “In the Wake of Waveform”. Fiction Machines Part III, Bath-Spa University, July 2021.
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “Arts of the Datacene: Sensing and Narrating a Technogenic Future”. Curating Art and Nature: The Knowledge of the Curator III, University of Groningen, July 2021. Available at [Archived]: Web
  • Carter, R. 2021. “Land/Code/Text: Digital Writing and Speculative Environmental Sensing”. (Re)Imagined Landscapes Symposium, University of Bristol, June 2021. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. “Executable Landscapes: Speculative Platforms for Ecological E-Literature”. ELO 2021: Platform (Post?) Pandemic, May 2021. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. “Datacene: Nonhuman Perception in the Art of the Anthropocene”. Art + Anthropocene: Culture, Climate and Our Changing Planet, University of York, March 2021. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. “Algorithmic Light—Sensory Entanglements and Executable Environments”. Process, Practice, and Environmental Crisis, University of York, February 2021. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2020. Invited: “The Future of Text: Emergent Ecologies”. The Future of Text Symposium, London, November 2020. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2019. “Electronic Literature in the Anthropocene”. The Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Arts Festival (ELO 2019), University College Cork, July 2019. Available at:, and
  • Ng, J., and Carter, R. 2019. “Wayfaring in Time—The Ambient Storytelling of Wandering Games”. MIX 2019, Bath-Spa University, July 2019. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2019. “Entangling Air, Sea, and Sensors: Wavescapes and Waveforms”. Moving Literary Geographies, Royal Holloway, June 2019. See
  • Carter, R. 2019. “Sensing the Anthropocene—Detectors, Drones, and Data-Driven Poetry”. Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College Dublin, June 2019. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2018. “Airborne Inscription: Writing with Drones”. EVA 2018 BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing, British Computer Society, July 2018. DOI:
  • Carter, R. 2018. “Reading the Waveform: Deterritorializing the Sensory”. EVA Copenhagen, Aalborg University, May 2018. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2017. “Aeroculture: Writing the Nonhuman in the Age of the Anthropocene”. MIX 2017: Writing Digital, Bath Spa University, July 2017. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2017. “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.
  • Carter, R. 2017. “Enacting the Nonhuman Eye: Digital Visualisation as Performative Knowledge-Making Practice”. New Perspectives in Digital Humanities, Kings College London, May 2017. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2016. “Digital Literature & The Entanglements of Networked Agency”. Looking for Agency: The Politics of the Material and Beyond, University College London, March 2016.
  • Carter, R. 2015. “Entanglements and Interventions: Exploring the Digital World through Art”. Kinesis and Stasis, London Barbican, November 2015.
  • Carter, R. 2015. “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.
  • Carter, R. 2014. “God’s Eye View: The Digital Earth from Orbit”. Green Connections: Environmental Response & the Arts, University of Exeter, September 2014.
  • Carter, R. 2014. “Data Space: Discovering the Digital Cosmos”. Cosmographies, Falmouth University, July 2014.

Public Engagement

Media Coverage

Invited Public Talks

    Reverse date order

  • Carter, R. 2023. Invited: “Waveform”. Wait, this is Poetry? The Common Press, November 2023.
  • Carter, R. 2022. Invited: “Encoding Signals – Writing the Alien”. OulipoToAI, October 2022.
  • Carter, R. 2022. Invited: “Signals”. Guillemot Press Book Launch, 17 March 2022.
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “Algorithms, Waveforms, and Orbital Reveries”. Runnymede Literary Festival, March 2021.
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “Writing with Algorithms”. ArtBlab, March 2021. Available at: See also:
  • Carter, R. 2020. Invited: Artists’ Books Now: Futures. British Library, February 2020. Available at:
  • Carter, R. 2021. Invited: “Waveform”. But There is No Land Near the End. Glasgow School of Art, March 2018. See:
  • Carter, R. 2015. Invited: Wor(l)ds in Collision—Art, Poetry and Wittgenstein. University of Exeter, June 2015.
  • Carter, R. 2014. Invited: The Long Goodbye: A Conversation across a Century. University of Exeter, August 2014.


Press Releases

Other Activities