Hind, Sam, Dr.

Assoziiertes Mitglied A03


Research Associate, Locating Media, University of Siegen

2016 – 2017:

Research Assistant, Playfields
Teaching Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick

2012 – 2016:

PhD Interdisciplinary Studies, CIM, University of Warwick

2012 – 2016:

Graduate Teaching Assistant, CIM, University of Warwick

2010 – 2011:

Geographical Information Science, School of Environment and Development (SED), University of Manchester

2007 – 2010:

Geography, SED, University of Manchester

Research Emphasis:

  • Digital navigation
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Playful methodologies
  • Protest events


Digital Navigation in the Driving-Machine
This project explores the calculative logics of (navigational) decision-making in autonomous vehicles. It looks to build on previous work on anticipation, risk, interfaces and failure to interrogate the distributed, precarious nature of (digital) navigational assemblages.



  • Spationomy colloquium; Ruhr-University Bochum (invited)
  • Inventive Method lecture series; University of Siegen (invited)
  • Mobile Utopia conference; Lancaster University, UK
  • RGS-IBG conference; London, UK (I)
  • RGS-IBG conference; London, UK (II)
  • Building for Impact workshop; University of Warwick, UK (invited)
  • Playful Field Encounters conference; University of Manchester, UK (I)
  • Playfield Field Encounters conference; University of Manchester, UK (II)
  • Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) conference; Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Media & Place-making workshop; Coventry University, UK (invited)
  • Playfields workshop; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (invited)
  • Information Security lecture series; Royal Holloway University of London, UK (invited)
  • Digital Activism seminar; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (invited)
  • Digital Power, Decolonising Life session; RGS-IBG, London, UK (co-organizer)
  • Playful Field Encounters conference; University of Manchester, UK (co-organizer)


  • Cyber-Security and Risk summer school; Royal Holloway University of London, UK (invited)
  • Media’s Mapping Impulse conference; University of Mainz
  • Living with Algorithms workshop; Royal Holloway University of London, UK (invited)
  • RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum conference; Newcastle University, UK
  • LivingMaps lecture; Birkbeck University of London, UK (invited)
  • DiGRA conference; Abertay University, Dundee, UK
  • Charting the Digital: Play, Discourse, Disruption conference; University of Warwick in Venice, Italy (co-organizer)


  • International Small Island Cultures (ISIC) conference; University of Malta, Malta
  • Association of American Geographers’ (AAG) conference; Chicago, USA
  • Politics of Failure I and II sessions; AAG, Chicago, USA (co-organizer)


  • Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference; University of Tampere, Finland
  • Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play summer school; Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Mobile Media: Making, Cooperation, Work conference; University of Siegen
  • Brains, Maps and Rhythms conference; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Time Travellers conference; University of Oxford, UK (co-organizer)


  • International Cartography Conference (ICC); Dresden
  • Thinking and Doing Digital Mapping conference; University of Warwick, UK (co-organizer)


  • The Citizen Scientist on the Move conference; Utrecht University, the Netherlands


2016 – 2017

  • Go Go Gozo (IM917), CIM, University of Warwick (Teaching Fellow)
  • Digital Sociology (IM920), CIM, University of Warwick (TF)
  • Urban Science (IM913), CIM, University of Warwick (TF)
  • Digital Objects, Digital Methods (IM904), CIM, University of Warwick (TF)

2015 – 2016

  • Go Go Gozo (IM917), CIM, University of Warwick (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

2012 – 2014

  • Islands: Paradise or Prison, SED, University of Manchester (Fieldcourse Teaching Assistant)

Journals/Book Chapters

  • Hind S. and Gekker A. (forthcoming 2018). On Autopilot: Towards a Flat Ontology of Vehicular Navigation. Media’s Mapping Impulse (eds. Chris Lukinbeal and Laura Sharp).
  • Panek, J., Gekker, A., Hind, S., Wendler, J., Perkins, C. and Lammes, S. (2017). Encountering Place: Mapping and Location-Based Games in Interdisciplinary Education. The Cartographic Journal. 0 (0): 1-12.
  • Hind, S. (2017). Cartographic Care, or, Caretographies. Living Maps Review. 3: 1-14.
  • Hind, S. (2016). Territorial Determinism: Police Exercises, Training Spaces and Manoeuvres. In Playful Mapping in the Digital Age (eds. Playful Mapping Collective). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 94-113.
  • Hind, S. (2015). Maps, Kettles and Inflatable Cobblestones: The Art of Playful Disruption in the City. Media Fields. 9: n.p..
  • Hind, S. and Lammes, S. (2015). Digital Mapping as Double-Tap: Cartographic Modes, Calculations and Failures. Global Discourse. 6 (1-2): 79-97.
  • Hind, S. and Gekker, A. (2014). ‚Outsmarting Traffic, Together‘: Driving as Social Navigation. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal. 1 (2): 1-17.


  • Perkins, C., Lammes, S., Gekker, A., Hind, S., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018). Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Playful Mapping Collective (2017). A Manifesto for Playful Methods. Self-published.
  • Playful Mapping Collective (2016). Playful Mapping in the Digital Age. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.


  • Hind, S. (2016). Driving the Future. Wealth Press: Work and Time Issue.
  • Hind, S. (2015). Election Reaction: A Left Turn for Labour Now is a Fantasy. Novara Wire.
  • Hind, S. (2015). ‚Print this Map. Get off the Internet. Take to the Streets‘: 5 of the Left’s Best Mapping Moments. Novara Wire.
  • Hind, S. (2014). #FuckUber: 8 Reasons Why Uber is Bad for All of Us. Novara Wire.


  • Hind, S. (2013). Mobile Interface Theory. Cartographica. 48 (3): 253-254.


  • Hind, S. (2015). Sounds from the Other City: Anechoic Chamber. The Modernist: Experiment Issue.