November (2022). Keynote. “The Dialectics of the Abstract and the Concrete in the Enactive Approach.” International Friends of Ilyenkov Symposium ifi.2022, London, 10–12, November, 2022.
June 2022. Invited speaker. “Enactive Sense-Making = Agent-making + Environment-Making”, 2022 Seminar Cycle on the Anthropocene, Centro Internazionali di Studi Umanistici “Umberto Eco” and International Centre for Enactivism and Cognitive Semiotics, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, Italy. 16 June 2022.
June 2022. Invited speaker. “El concepto de agencia en el enfoque enactivo”. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Cognitivas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, México, 6, June 2022.
May 2022. Invited speaker. “Enaction and the Dialectics of Nature.” Varela International Symposium, Upaya Zen Center and Institute and Mind and Life Europe. May 28-29, 2022.
February 2022. Invited speaker. “The enactive conception of agency: from sensorimotor schemes to languaging.” Constructivist Meet-ups Seminar Series. 18 February 2022.
May 2021. Invited speaker. “Organism: A Meshwork of Selfless Selves” (1991) and “Patterns of Life” (1997) by Francisco Varela. Ouroboros Seminars 2021 Seminars. Metanoia (Slovenia) and Mind & Life Institute Europe. 19 May 2021.
May 2021. Invited speaker. “El concepto enactivo de agencia” Seminar for the “Cultura material, agencia y prcticas” project. Departamento de Filosofa, Facultad de Hu- manidades, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina, 13 May 2021.
March 2020. Invited online seminar. Arrows that come and go: Picturing organisms and their environments. ENSO Seminar Series, March 5, 2020.
November 2019. Invited speaker (w. Elena C. Cuffari and Hanne De Jaegher). Linguistic bodies: development, autism, languaging. In Book Symposium on Linguistic Bodies at the 2mC&L, 2nd Meeting Cognition & Language, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil 06–08 Nov 2019. (Video).
November 2019. Invited speaker. (w. Elena C. Cuffari and Hanne De Jaegher). Linguistic bodies: context, enaction, model. In Book Symposium on Linguistic Bodies at the 2mC&L, 2nd Meeting Cognition & Language, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil 06–08 Nov 2019. (Video).
July 2019. Invited speaker. Bordercrossings: bodies and ecologies in the enactive approach. Workshop on Enaction and Ecological Psychology. Overlaps, tensions, complementarities. San Sebastian, July 9–10 2019. (Video).
October 2018. Invited speaker. The enactive approach and the interactive brain hypothesis. The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) External Speaker Series. October 25, 2018.
September 2018. Keynote speaker. From Sensorimotor Agency to Linguistic Bodies: An Enactive Roadmap, Conference on Time, the Body and the Others, Heidelberg, September 13–15 2018.
June 2018. Keynote speaker. Dynamics, materiality, and concreteness: An enactive perspective. 48th Annual Conference of the Jean Piaget Society, The Dynamics of Development: Process, (Inter-)Action, & Complexity, Amsterdam, 31 May – 2 June, 2018.
May 2018. Invited speaker. The dialectics of embodiment and the enactive conception of life. IV Bordeaux-San Sebastian Workshop on Philosophy of Biology, Medicine and Cognitive Sciences, San Sebastián, Spain, May 3–4, 2018.
March 2018. Invited speaker. The dialectics of acting: agency, performance, and materiality from an enactive perspective. Conference on Enactivism: Theory and Performance, Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, 15–17 March 2018.
June 2017. Invited online seminar. The Zero Mode of Human Activity, ENSO Seminar Series, June 1, 2017.
November 2016. Invited speaker. The enactive conception of life. Workshop Interidentidad, UPV/EHU, Zumaia, Spain, 28–29 November 2016.
July 2016. Keynote speaker. Gilbert Simondon and the enactive conception of life and mind. Alife XV, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Cancun, Mexico, 4–8 July 2016.
July 2016. Keynote speaker. The enactive notion of life. Workshop on The Biological Foundations of Enactivism, Cancun, Mexico, 4 July 2016.
April 2016. Invited speaker. Agencialidad desde la perspectiva enactiva”, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (IdHICS/Fahce/UNLP/Conicet), La Plata, Argentina, 18 April 2016.
April 2016. Invited speaker. “La hipótesis del cerebro interactivo” Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, (FLACSO), Buenos Aires, 14 April 2016.
April 2016. Invited speaker. “Participatory Object Perception”, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), Buenos Aires, 5 April 2016.
February 2016. “Participatory Object Perception”, IAS-Research Seminar, UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, 26 February 2016
October 2014. Invited speaker. Enactivism Moving forward: Language and the Human Self. Conference on Enacting Culture: Embodiment, Interaction and the Development of Human Culture, Heidelberg, October 15-17, 2014.
May 2014. Invited speaker: Participatory sense-making and heteronomies, Workshop on Interacting Complexity: Cognition and Communication in Conflict Transformation, San Sebastián, May 1-3, 2014.
May 2013 Invited speaker. “El cuerpo en el enactivismo y otros enfoques”, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), Buenos Aires, 21 May 2013.
May 2013 Invited speaker. “”La hipótesis del cerebro interactivo: el rol constitutivo de las interacciones sociales en la intersubjetividad”, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, (FLACSO), Buenos Aires, 20 May 2013.
May 2013 Invited speaker.”Intersubjetividad y participación: La cognición social corporizada desde el paradigma enactivo” I Encuentro de Filosofía de las Ciencias Cognitivas y del Comportamiento, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 14 May 2013.
May 2013 Invited speaker.“El enfoque enactivo en ciencias cognitivas: Hacia un naturalismo no funcionalista y corporizado” I Encuentro de Filosofía de las Ciencias Cognitivas y del Comportamiento, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 13 May 2013.
February 2013 Invited speaker. Interactive time-travelling. TESIS 1st International Conference. Enactive and Phenomenological Approaches to Intersubjectivity, Copenhangen, Feb 6-8.
January 2013 Invited speaker. The enactive body. Seminar “From perceptual interaction to extended cognition” Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Jan 22-25.
January 2013 Invited speaker. Not one, not two (reloaded). II ReteCog Workshop. Interaction. University of Zaragoza, Jan 17-19.
October 2012 Invited speaker. Agency, incorporation and non-individuals: Time and precariousness in networked individuality. Workshop on Autonomy and Individual Organisms in Biology, San Sebastián, Oct 27-28.
June 2012 Invited speaker. The enactive body – Where life, mind and society intersect, Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York, June 16-22.
May 2012 Invited speaker. Walking circles around a problem: The parallax epistemology of enactivism, Embodying intersubjectivity research TESIS summer school, San Sebastián,May 14-18.
September 2011 “The Future of the Embodied Mind”, Introductory talk at The Future of the Embodied Mind Summer School, 5-6 Sept. 2011, San Sebastián, Spain.
March 2011 Invited speaker. “What is the enactive body?”, Collegium for Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment, Berlin.
February 2011 Invited speaker. “The mind in-between: Can social interaction constitute social cognition?”, The Whitehead lectures in Cognition, Computation and Culture, Goldsmiths College, London.
October 2010, Invited Speaker. “The Social Invisible”, Embodiment, Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology, International Conference, University of Heidelberg 30 Sept – 2 Oct 2010.
July 2010, Invited Speaker. “How the Mind Shapes the Body” Enaction School 2010, 27th June – 3rd July 2010. Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
June 2010, Invited Speaker. “Extended Life”, First European Summer School on Life & Cognition, Miramar Palace, Donostia-San Sebastián, 22nd – 26th June, 2010.
May 2010, Invited Speaker. “Lo hemos resuelto pero no sabemos como”, GIGA group seminar, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
May 2010, Invited Speaker. “El rol del cuerpo en el estudio de la mente”, Conferencias iberCaja, Zaragoza, Spain.
May 2010, Invited Speaker. “El enfoque enactivo en ciencias cognitivas”, Centro Cultural iberCaja, Huesca, Spain.
February 2010 Invited speaker. “The mind in-between: Can social interaction constitute social cognition?”, COGS Seminar, University of Sussex.
January 2010 Invited speaker. Conference on Dynamic models of social interaction, University of Aarhus.
October 2009 Keynote speaker. “From sensorimotor coordination to enaction: Agency, sense-making and sociality as horizons for embodied cognition”, EUCogII Members’ Conference Oct. 10/11 2009, Hamburg
April 2009. Invited Speaker. “Significado y mediación a través de la participación: Un enfoque enactivo sobre la cognición social”, UAI, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires, 22 April.
April 2009. Invited Speaker. “Enactive approach to social cognition” Centro REDES, Buenos Aires, 20 April.
April 2009. Invited Speaker. “Redescubriendo el cuerpo: hacia un paradigma enactivo en ciencias cognitivas”, FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, 17 April.
April 2009. Invited Speaker. “Lo hemos resuelto, pero no sabemos cómo”: La robotica evolutiva como herramienta teorica en ciencias cognitivas”, Departamento de Computación, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 15 April.
March 2009. Invited Speaker. “El enfoque enactivo en ciencias cognitivas I” SADAF, Sociedad Argentina de Analisis Filosófico, Buenos Aires, 30th March.
March 2009. Invited Speaker. “Enactive perception: Beyond the sensorimotor approach”, Philosophy of Perception Conference, University of Tokyo, Japan, March 5-7th, 2009.
February 2009. Invited Speaker (with Hanne De Jaegher). “Implications of the enactive definition of the social”, Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, February 20th, 2009.
February 2009. Invited Speaker (with Hanne De Jaegher). “Implications of the enactive definition of the social”, Workshop on Enacting Intersubjectivity, Lugano, Switzerland, February 13-14th, 2009.
February 2009. Invited Speaker (with Hanne De Jaegher). “Participatory sense-making: what makes an interaction social?”, The Interacting Minds Group, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, CFIN, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, February 10th, 2009.
February 2009. Invited Speaker (with Hanne De Jaegher). “Jointly shaping meaning: An enactive approach to social cognition”, Center for Semiotics, Scandinavian Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark, February 10th, 2009.
January 2009. Invited Speaker. “La continuidad entre vida y mente: ¿Qué puede ofrecer un enfoque enactivo en ciencias cognitivas?” Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, January 30th, 2009.
January 2009. Invited Speaker. “Lo hemos resuelto, pero no sabemos cómo: Robótica evolutiva y enfoques dinámicos en ciencias cognitivas” Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, January 30th, 2009.
December 2008. Invited Speaker. “It works in practice, but does it work in theory? Probing hard questions about cognition using evolutionary robotics.” Research Seminars, School of Systems Engineering. University of Reading, December 4th, 2008.
July 2008. Invited Speaker. “Agency and time” Agency Workshop, Kyoto, Japan, July 17th, 2008.
July 2008. Invited Speaker. “From life to mind to life/mind.” Department of Philosophy. University of Tokyo, July 4th, 2008.
April 2008. Invited Speaker. “On enactivism and the intrinsic relation between mind and life.” Bounds and Boundaries between Mind and Life. University of Groningen, April 15th, 2008.
November 2007. Invited Speaker. “The Day We Noticed the Caring Agent: Autonomy from the Enactive Standpoint.” Colloquium of the Institute of Cognitive Science WS-07, November 15, 2007, Osnabrück, Germany.
September 2007. Keynote Speaker. “Enaction begins in autonomy (and some forms of autonomy begin in play)”. Enaction and Cognitive Science, CNRS Summer School, Organized by the Association pour la Recherche Cognitive (ARCo), 6-12 September 2007 – Frejus, France.
September 2007. Invited Speaker. “Groovedigging: an Ashbyan Principle for the Dynamics of Development”. Workshop Dynamical Approaches to Development: Beyond the Metaphor, ECAL’2007, 9-10 September 2007 – Lisbon, Portugal.
September 2007. Keynote Speaker. “Escape from pervasive individualism: Why should embodied cognition seriously study the collective dynamics of social interaction?” 9th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL2007, September 10-14, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
July 2007. Invited Lecturer, 5th European Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering School – Cognition and Action, July 15-21, 2007, Hanse-Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany.
February 2007. Guest Lecturer. Play as enaction; MSc in Complexity Science, University of Southampton, February, 23, 2007.
November 2006. Play as re-creation: an enactive route to human sense-making. Mind and Life Seminars, University of Sussex, November 8th, 2006.
October 2006. Invited Speaker. Enactive sense-making, play, and the receding horizons of representationalism. Workshop on Representation and action in human beings and machines. Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy, 20 – 22 October 2006.
September 2006. Invited Speaker SAB06 Workshop: Behaviour and Mind as a Complex Adaptive System. Roma, Italy, 30 September 2006.
July 2006. Invited Speaker AI’50, 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence. Monte Verità, Switzerland 9-14 July 2006.
June 2006. Invited Speaker. Enactive perception: Lessons from evolutionary robotics. Perceiving and Being Perceived in Digital Environments, Cognitive Technologies Program (FMSH EDF R&D). Paris, 12 June 2006.
May 2006. Invited Speaker. Horizons for the enactive mind: Values, social interacion, and play. CNRS Summer School: Constructivism and Enaction: A New Paradigm for Cognitive Science. Organized by the Association pour la Recherche Cognitive (ARCo), 29 May to 03 June 2006 – Ile d’Oléron, France.
April 2006. Playing to be mindful (remedies for chronic boxology). AISB’06 Symposium on Machine Consciousness. University of Bristol.
March 2006. Challenges for artificial cognitive systems. Artificial Cognitive Systems Models and Paradigms. A preparatory Workshop for the EU seventh Framework Programme 2007-2013 for research and technology development. Luxembourg, 20-21 March 2006.
January 2006. Autopoiesis, Adaptivity, and Sense-making: towards a biology of values. NUCOG/PHITECO Seminar Cognition, Motivation, Action. Université de Technologie de Compiègne.
September 2005. (with Seth Bullock and Jason Noble) The value of the individual in individual-based modelling. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 5-7 September, 2005, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
July 2005 Mas alla del robot indiferente: hacia una teoría dinámica de valores. Centro REDES – CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 2005 Nuevos pasos en robótica evolutiva. Universidad Simón Bolivar and Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
June 2005 Mas alla del robot indiferente: hacia una teoría dinámica de valores. Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.
June 2005 La simulación evolutiva como herramienta científica: distintos usos, nuevas ventajas, nuevos problemas. Universidad Simón Bolivar and Universidad del Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
June 2005 Inter-action matters: sketches of a radical enactive approach to social understanding. (with Hanne De Jaegher) Workshop on Perception, Intersubjectivity and Development, University of Middlesex, Friday 24th June.
March 2005 Cognition, Not so minimal. Activate.d Workshop on Dynamical Systems Approach to Life and Cognition, University of Sussex.
February 2005 Autopoiesis, adaptivity and time: the biology of agency and sense-making. COGS seminar, University of Sussex.
January 2005 What makes an agent? What makes behaviour meaningful?. Autonomous Systems Lab ASL/LSA, EPFL, Lausanne.
March 2004 Significance and Constitution: The less explored aspects of enaction. Talk presented at the Symposium on Enactive Perception University of Sussex, 9 and 10 March, 2004.
January 2004. Beyond robot movement, towards robot action. Erasmus/PHITECO Seminar Savoir ce que l’on fait. Université de Technologie de Compiègne.
December 2003. Evolutionary Robotics: the Sussex approach. Art-Science Symposium, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.
October 2003. Simulating the origins and evolution of communication. Research on Languages and Linguistics at Sussex Seminar, University of Sussex.
September 2003. Plastic and non-plastic spiking neural controllers in evolutionary robotics. Computation and Control in Spiking Neuronal Networks, Second Conference. University of Sussex.
August 2003. Homeostasis in adaptive behaviour, neuroscience and evolutionary robotics. Daisyworld and Beyond Workshop. University of Sussex.
July 2003. Evolutionary synthesis of networks. Simple Models of Complex Networks Summer Workshop. University of Leeds.
May 2003. Robótica inspirada en el organismo. Departamento de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia. University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián.
April 2003. Robotics inspired in the organism: Intentionality beyond the closed sensorimotor loop. AI Lab, University of Zürich.
Jan 2003. Organismically-inspired robotics: homeostatic adaptation and teleology beyond the closed sensorimotor loop. Erasmus Seminar Espaces d’action, espaces de perception. Université de Technologie de Compiègne.
Dec 2002. Towards organismically-inspired robotics. In Dynamic Systems Approach to Embodiment and Sociality, 3rd International Symposium on Human and Artificial Intelligence, HART 2002, University of Fukui, Japan.