Talks & Interviews


GUTS, Dir. Noah Hutton, Taylor Hess. Couple One Films. 16 minutes.

Research Presentations

This is a selection of research talks with documentation. For a complete list of presentations, see CV.

Waste and plastic colonialism,” Webinar for 5 Gyres, October 2018. [video]

Tools, Practices, and Ethics for Monitoring Marine Plastic Pollution Developed in a Feminist Lab,” Lives and Afterlives of Plastic online conference, July 2017. [video]

“Open Science Hardware for Equity,” Keynote, Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH), Santiago de Chile, March 2017. [video]

“Research Profile: Testing Citizen Science Trawls,” The Gazette, July 2016. An overview of citizen science trawl testing at the Marine Institute’s flume tank. [video]

“Theorizing Externalities: 185 pieces of junk walk into a bar…” Keynote, Binocular Conference: Looking at Junk, University of Toronto, April 30, 2016 [video]

“Drowning in Plastic,” Planet of Oceans, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York City, Jan 31, 2015 [video]

“CrossTalk: Ocean Plastics,” guest on CBC radio call-in show, St. John’s, Newfoundland. September 30, 2014 [audio]

“Defining Pollution by Defining Harm: The Rise and Fall of Assimilative Capacity from Sewage to Plastics,” Canadian Association of Geographers, St. John’s, Newfoundland. August, 15, 2013.  [video]

“Public Forum: Occupy Sandy and Emerging Forms of Social Organization,” Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, New York, May 8, 2013 [blog post]

“Waste,” Panel Discussion, IDEAS City festival, New Museum, New York City, May 2, 2013. [video]

“Praxis: Using Art to Model Sustainable Economies,” Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, March 13, 2013. [video]

“Delimiting Catastrophe and its Objects,” Producing Environments of Crisis: Economies, Histories and Politics, Neil Postman Conference, New York University, New York, NY, 2012. [video]

“Terrible and Charismatic Waste: Plastic Pollution,” Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University, February 9, 2012 [audio]

Interviews & Media (selection)

Reorienting within a world of plastic,” interview with Ayana Young, For the Wild, Episode 156. 2020. [podcast]

Episode 180: Max Liboiron,” interview with Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, Center for Energy and Environmental   Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), Rice University. 2019. [podcast]

Anti-Colonial Science & The Ubiquity of Plastic,” Interview with Tatti Riberio, Frank News US. 2019. [print]

Praxes of Refusal,” Interview with Emily Simmonds, Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC). 2019. [print]

Atlantic Voice: Promiscuous Plastics,” Interview with Agenla Antle, CBC News. 2018. [audio]

Assigning authorship for research papers can be tricky. These approaches can help,” Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Science Magazine. 2018. [print]

The Riddle of the Roaming Plastics,” Matthew Halliday, Hakai Magazine. 2018. [print]

Researchers are Dumpster Diving Outside the Large Hadron Collider,” Neel Patel, Inverse, April 5, 2016

Scientists raise alarm over plastic waste in oceans,” Dene Moore, The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2016

The Hard Science of a Plastic Problem,” Josh Pennell, The Telegram, January 20, 2016

Got Fish Guts? Why this MUN researcher needs a fresh supply,” Jane Adey, CBC Radio Newfoundland, September 26, 2015

LA Black Ball Strategy May Result in ‘Bacterial Nightmare’”, Jill Arce, Tech Times, August 22, 2015

Why shade balls aren’t such a great idea after all,” Katie Herzog, Grist, August 19, 2015

Ocean Plastic is a smog, not a floating island,” Margaret Badore, Treehugger, June 25, 2015