Faculty Anna N. Nagele

Anna N. Nagele

Senior Lecturer,
Design History and Theory

MA Innovation Management (Distinction), Central Saint Martins (UAL), London (2016)
PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London


Anna N. Nagele joined the Department of Design History and Theory as a Senior Lecturer in 2023. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Design Management at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Anna studied Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Media and Art Technology centre for doctoral training at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, where she also held a position as a teaching assistant. Her PhD investigates how wearable sleep-trackers influence the discourse and behaviours around sleep and explores their design from a critical posthumanist perspective.

Her research interests lie in critical and speculative design practices, feminist new materialism, entanglement, HCI and the sociability of sleep. She has given invited talks and workshops at conferences and institutions such as the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, the ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), University of the Arts London, Queen Mary University of London, Royal College of Art, Politecnico di Milano, STEAM House at Birmingham City University, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and the ARD & ZDF Medienakademie. She has curated exhibitions and symposiums, among others at Queen Mary University of London, the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz and the Austrian Cultural Forum London. She has received funding for her PhD from the UK Arts and Humanities and and Engineering and Physical Sciences research councils. She is editor of The Posthumanist magazine.

Selected Talks and Workshops

‘My sleep data looks way better than I feel.’
Somnambulations 2: Critical Approaches to Sleep, Université de Montréal
(June 2023).

‘Translating Rhythms: Designing Technology for the More-than-Human’
STEAM House, Birmingham City University
(January 2023).

‘The Subjectivities of Wearable Sleep-Trackers’
The Sociability of Sleep Salon, online
(October 2022).
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‘Affective Relationships between Wearable Sleep Trackers and their Users’
Conference on Sleep and Digital Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Politecnico di Milano
(June 2022).

Intersections 2021, Media & Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London
(March 2021).
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‘Please Confirm you are not a Robot: interaktive Audio Augmented Reality für mehrere Teilnehmende’
24. ARD/ZDF Onlineworkshop – Trendtage Digital, Medienakademie Frankfurt, Hessischer Rundfunk
(November 2019).

AcrossRCA workshop, Royal College of Art
(November 2018).

Selected Publications

The Posthumanist ‘Rhythms / Rhythmen’ (editor) No.2, SS 2023

The Posthumanist ‘Sleep / Schlaf’ (editor) No.1, AW 2022

Co-Author with Hough J, and Dinnen Z ‘The Subjectivities of Wearable Sleep-Trackers – A Discourse Analysis’. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA ’22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 385, 1–8.
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‘Sleep-Mode: On Sleeping With Wearable Technology’. In Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 71, 1–5.

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Co-Author with Bauer V, Healey PGT, Reiss JD, Cooke H, Cowlishaw T, Baume C and Pike C ‘Interactive Audio Augmented Reality in Participatory Performance’. In Frontiers in Virtual Reality, Sec. Virtual Reality and Human Behaviour Vol.1 – 2020.
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‘Take me by the Wrist’ ADJACENT Issue 7 (2020), published by ITP & IMA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
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Co-Author with Bauer V, Baume C, Cowlishaw T, Cooke H, Pike C, Healey PGT ‘Designing an Interactive and Collaborative Experience in Audio Augmented Reality’. In: Bourdot P, Interrante V, Nedel L, Magnenat-Thalmann N, Zachmann G (eds.) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. EuroVR 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11883. Springer, Cham.
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‘Recommendations for Designing Audio Augmented Reality Experiences’ BBC Research & Development Blog, 19 Nov 2019
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‘Audio Augmented Reality – Developing ‘Please Confirm You are not a Robot’ BBC Research & Development Blog, 12 Nov 2019
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