In the media

Interview on Dangerous Minds Podcast with c00p3r, Cur50r and Damien - December 25th 2016 

How to really get under someone's skin - Future Tense ABC RN  with Antony Funnell

Implant technology: I’ve got you, and lots of data, under my skin - The Australian Chris Griffith

UXPod Podcast with Gerry Gaffney - 14th July 2016. Machine I: An Interview with Kayla Heffernan. You can listen to the episode on the UXPod website here 

University of Melbourne Press Release http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/no-more-keys-or-cards-technology-goes-under-skin

Byte in IT with Vanessa Toholka (102.7 RRR FM) - 4th May 2016. Listen below 

All Day Breakfast with Red Symons (774 ABC Melbourne) - 16th Feb 2016. Listen below

Morning's with Ali Clark (891 ABC Adelaide) - 16th Feb 2016. Listen below

94.7 The Pulse - Mitchell's Front Page with Mitchell Dye (15th Feb, 2016)

National Nine News (Channel 9/WIN) Peter Hitchener & Laura Spurway (27th July, 2015)  

Research Area

My research looks at insertables: devices that go within the human body for non-medical purposes. We coin, and define, insertables as below:

Insertables  (ɪnˈsəːtɪəb(ə)l/) - N

Devices that go in, though and underneath the skin. This includes devices that an individual can insert and remove themselves and those that must be inserted by a trained professional. 

I am working with the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne. The official project website is  http://socialnui.unimelb.edu.au/research/insertables/ 

Publications

You Put What, Where? Hobbyist Use of Insertable Devices.
CHI 2016
Paper available http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2858392  or view full text here

Presented at CHI 2016 in San Jose. Conference video available below. 

Insertables: I've got IT under my skin.
ACM Interactions
Available at http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/january-february-2016/insertables

Superhuman Abilities Could Lurk Under your Skin
University of Melbourne PURSUIT
Available at https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/superhuman-abilities-could-lurk-under-your-skin

Military Insertables - Lessons from Civilian Experiences
Presented at the Ninth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security 2016. The theme of the workshop was: "The Socio-ethical Implications of Implantables in the Military Sector". Video available below. 

Preliminary results

Preliminary findings at The University of Melbourne CIS Doctoral Consortium 2015 - 10 interviews in. View full size poster here.

Insertables on my Blog