Author: Pat McConvile

  • S1E4: Christopher Mayes: Transcript

    In this episode I speak with Dr Christopher Mayes. We discuss dance and the biopolitics of lifestyle; food and cultural appropriation; and music, film, death, and grief. Dr Christopher Mayes is an interdisciplinary scholar with backgrounds in sociology, history and philosophy. His research interests include history and philosophy of healthcare, sociology of health and food…

  • Season 1, Episode 4: Lifestyle and Death with Christopher Mayes

    In this episode Pat speaks with Dr Christopher Mayes. Dr Christopher Mayes is an interdisciplinary scholar with backgrounds in sociology, history and philosophy. His research interests include history and philosophy of healthcare, sociology of health and food, and bioethics. They discuss dance and the biopolitics of lifestyle; food and cultural appropriation; and music, film, death,…

  • Season 1, Episode 3: Dancing Parkinson’s and Queering Science with John Noel Viaña

    In this episode Pat speaks with Dr John Noel Viaña. Dr John Noel Viaña’s work is focused on the social and ethical aspects of neuroscience and biotechnology. He has interests in a range of bioethical issues and has engaged with researchers, clinicians and science communicators to explore justice, equity and diversity considerations in health research…

  • S1E3 John Noel Viaña: Transcript

    In this episode I speak with Dr John Noel Viaña. We discuss the use of art to present research, how art can help to express identities and perspectives, and its resonances with his work in justice and science. Dr John Noel Viaña’s work is focused on the social and ethical aspects of neuroscience and biotechnology.…

  • Season 1, Episode 2: Enactivism, Embodiment, and the Gorier Stuff with Marilyn Stendera

    In this episode Pat speaks with Dr Marilyn Stendera. Dr Stendera’s work focuses mainly on the phenomenological tradition, especially its intersections with philosophy of cognition and mind. She is particularly interested in time, including its role in cognition, its relationship to power, and how it has been conceptualised in different philosophical traditions. She also likes…

  • S1E2 Marilyn Stendera: Background Notes

    From: Marilyn Stendera <> To: Pat McConville <> Subject: Re: Invitation to interview on Concept : Art podcast Relevant papers: Artworks/themes: I’ve been struggling a bit with deciding which pieces to highlight, partly because of a paradox – art is both so close and so far; it’s a pervasive part of my everyday life and…

  • S1E2 Marilyn Stendera: Transcript

    In this episode I speak with Dr Marilyn Stendera. We discuss the relationship between transhumanism and enactivism, ranging across organisational integrity, embodiment, and precarity. Dr Marilyn Stendera’s work focuses mainly on the phenomenological tradition, especially its intersections with philosophy of cognition and mind. She is particularly interested in time, including its role in cognition, its…

  • S1E1 Supriya Subramani: Background Notes

    From: Supriya Subramani <>To: Pat McConville <>Subject: Re: Invitation to interview on Concept : Art podcast Hi Pat,  Reflecting on how art has influenced me, I’m afraid to say I can’t share art which directly influenced my work (you can’t find direct link in my research), but it definitely has informed me the way I…

  • S1E1 Supriya Subramani: Transcript

    In this episode I speak with Dr Supriya Subramani. We discuss caste and contemporary music, resistance and poetry, and autonomy and participatory theatre. Dr Supriya Subramania’s interest in morality and ethics has led her to explore morality, behaviour, and ethics in healthcare contexts. She has worked on the concepts of belonging, microinequities, moral habitus, the…

  • Season 1, Episode 1: Caste, Music, and Microinequities with Supriya Subramani

    In this episode, Pat speaks with Dr Supriya Subramani. Dr Subramani’s interest in morality and ethics has led her to explore morality, behaviour, and ethics in healthcare contexts. She has worked on the concepts of belonging, micro-inequities, moral habitus, the idea of the passive patient, the social construction of incompetency, and reflexivity. They discuss caste…