Publications, reports and talks
Academic and theory-based
McStay, A. (2018) Emotional AI: The Rise of Empathic Media. London: Sage. click here for sample chapter.
McStay, A. (2017) An Ethical Intervention into Conscious Cities, Conscious Cities. Click here.
Bakir, V. and McStay, A. (2017) Fake News and the Economy of Emotions: Problems, Causes, Solutions, Digital Journalism. Click here.
McStay, A. (2017) Privacy and the Media. London: Sage. (See chapter 10 Empathic media: towards ubiquitous emotional intelligence).
McStay, A. (2017) “Micro-moments, Liquidity, Intimacy and Automation: Developments in Programmatic Ad-Tech”. In G. Siegert and M.B. von Rimscha (Eds) Commercial communication in the digital age – information or disinformation? Berlin: De Gruyter. Click here.
McStay, A. (2017) "The Mood of Information in an Age of Empathic Media". In J.F. Hamilton, R. Bodle and E. Korin (eds) Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising, p. 235-247. New York: Routledge. Click here.
McStay, A. (2016) Empathic media and advertising: Industry, policy, legal and citizen perspectives (the case for intimacy), Big Data & Society, (pre-publication): 1-11. Click here.
McStay, A. (2016) Digital Advertising (2nd ed). London: Palgrave-Macmillan. (See Chapter 11 on 'Emotiveillance')
McStay, A. (2014) Privacy and Philosophy: New Media and Affective Protocol. New York: Peter Lang. (See chapter 7 on heidegger, moods and empathic media)
UN, parliament and government reports/submissions
Mcstay, A. (2018) Report on The Right To Privacy In The Age Of Emotional AI (for The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
McStay, A. (2017) AND THEN THERE’S EMOTIONAL AI… (For the house of lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence)
McStay, A. (2017) Empathic Media: The Rise of EmotionAL AI (June 2017)
bakir, V. and McStay, A. (2017) Summary And Analysis Of All Written Submissions On How To Combat Fake News (Up To April 2017) (For Department of Culture Media and Sport parliamentary inquiry into fake news)
Bakir, V. and McStay, A. (2017) Fake News: Media Economics and Emotional Button-Pushing (For Department of Culture Media and Sport parliamentary inquiry into fake news)
McStay, A. (2015) Changing nature of influence: emotional analytics, automation and advertising (For UK Government Office for Science)
Other bits and pieces
Re.work (2018) privacy and security in AI (Introduction and input from mcstay on ethics, bias and data about emotions)
RE.Work (2018) The Ethical Implications of AI. (Input from mcstay on ethics, bias and data about emotions)
Taylor, S.T. (Lead editor) (2018) Opinion Forming in the Digital Age: Fake News, Echo Chambers and Populism - Key Themes, Concerns & Recommendations for European Research and Innovation (MCStay part of expert panel and delphi-based PUBLICATION).
McStay, A. (2017) Tech firms want to detect your emotions and expressions, but people don’t like it (LSE policy blog)
Rosner, G. (Director of Internet of Things Privacy Forum (2017) The IoT Privacy Threat Landscape, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). Video discussion of McStay and emotional AI.
McStay, A. (2017) Wearables-at-work: Quantifying the emotional self (Privacy Laws & Business).
Bakir, V & McStay, A (2017) Was it ‘AI wot won it’? Hyper-targeting and profiling emotions online. Political Studies Association.
Bakir, V. and McStay, A. (2017) Combatting fake news: analysis of submissions to the fake news inquiry. MeCCSA Three-D Issue 28
McStay, A. (2016) What's in a Smile? Research World/ESOMAR.
McStay, A. (2015) Empathic Media: Advertising that Tracks Your Mood (WPP/Sparksheet)
emotional AI, ethics and workplace automation (2019/forthcoming) CIPD: FESTIVAL of Work, Haymarket Media, London.
Challenges of the (Post)Digital Age (Izazovi (Post)digitalnog doba) (2019/forthcoming), Belgrade, Serbia.
Spilling into the city: ai and advertising (2019/forthcoming) goldsmiths, university of london.
Emotiveillance: Smart Advertising, Retail and the Privacy Problem (2019) Liverpool Screen School, LJMU.
Intimacy in the age of ARTIFICIAL intelligence (2018) Grounded festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Intimacy and the Civic Body: Emotional AI and the City (2018) Information Law and Policy Centre, London.
Emotional AI: Nature, Form, Ethics, Governance (2018) School of information, Pratt Institute, New York.
Symposium/Roundtable on ‘AI and Creative Practice’ (2018) Bond University, Queensland, Australia.
Emotional AI and urbanism (2018) tickbirdandrhino, Stockwool architecture, london.
All Smiles? Emotional AI, Voice-First, Ethics, Citizens and Ubiquitous Feeling-Into (2018) #ReworkAI, San Francisco.
Understanding the Significance of Emotional AI and Empathic Media (2018), New Lines of (In)Sight, CRISP, University of Stirling.
Fake news, advertising and emotion profiling (2017) Houses of Westminster, London.
Empathic Media: The Case of Advertising (2017), CPDP, Brussels.
Empathic Media and Gaming (2016), MediaX, Stanford University, US.
Empathic Media: From Questions of Privacy to Intimacy (2016), ICA, Fukuoka, Japan.
Researching Empathic Media: Corporate Access, Methods and Ethics (2016) Researching Hidden Power conference, University of Sheffield.
Empathic Media and Advertising (2016), LCC conference on Future of Advertising, University of the Arts London.
Empathic Media: At Work (2016), Society for Computers and Law, London, 11KB.
Empathic Media and Consent (2016) Digital Catapult, London.
Veillant Media: ‘Veillant Panoptic Assemblage and Emotiveillance (2016), Department of Computer Engineering, University of Toronto (Vian Bakir co-presenter).
What of Consent in an Age of Empathic Media (2015) Meaningful Consent workshop, University of Southampton.
Empathic media and Cultural Mediations of Transparency. (2015) DATAPSST!, ESRC Seminar. Kings College London.
Towards an Understanding of Emotional Analytics (2014) Marketing Communications Society, University of Greenwich, London.
Exploring the Pharmacology of Empathic Media (2014) Centre for the Study of Science and Imagination, University of Westminster, London.
Toward Empathic Media: Key questions on Privacy, Surveillance & Governance (2014), ESRC funded workshop on Privacy, Surveillance and Governance in the Digital Society, University of Sheffield., United.
Interviews/documentary (television and press)
2019, Kulturni dnevnik (TV RTS, Serbia), video
2019, Studio City, RTV Slovenija, Video
2018, Drawing the Line’, Sensum, video
Press and radio
Scientific American, The Sun, New York Post, The Guardian, The Register, ABC Radio (Australia), BBC Radio 4, BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide, Information Week, Information Age, WPP, ESOMAR, Privacy & Business Law.