April 12, 2020

This is the full script and bibliography I used when recording Episode 1 of my new Let's Play Essay series for Plymouth-based arts & humanities magazine Client Culture. On Virtual Land is a sight-seeing tour for the confined! An examination of digital landscapes and vi...

March 16, 2020

written and recorded with the intention of automated performance, this talk was made for the Fringe Theatre @ EGX Rezzed. due to the Plague, and the subsequent cancellation of the event, I decided to make the talk available online. handily didactic for strange and dull...

January 11, 2020

this talk was given at Adventure X @ the British Library on the 3rd Nov, 19. Here is the unedited original script: 

It is the end of the world and my name is Sam Machell. Outside, the sky is on fire and hot rocks from space are evaporating the Thames. I read this a...

May 23, 2018

Right testing him from this distance just about I should probably be well okay it's 16 April 2020 18 a I am in my in my car why VW are and it's just gone to the clock and driving from Redbone my house and rub onto Plymouth where I live in term time I do this drive ever...

May 18, 2018

Live streamed talk I did about the possibilities of interactive text.

May 13, 2018


How has structuralist cinema influenced the film medium and how can those ideas be applied to new media and developing technology in the art world?

“The Cinema is Dead, Long Live the Cinema” is the deliberately provocative opening line and title of a talk by experimen...

February 4, 2018

This is gonna be a long one!!

I want to talk about the ideas and inspirations behind Brownie Cove Express…….

BCE is a game about travelling on a train through the mountains and chatting to the other passengers. It is a mostly text-based adventure game where you click, re...

April 15, 2017

-some disorganised rough ideas on games, strategy vs luck, creativity within rules, redesigns-

It’s a running joke on the podcast The Besties that every month they give the best game award to chess. Although it’s, y'know, humour, there’s truth in this. Chess is probably...

March 20, 2017

- a short study of hotels by Gustave Gusty -

(a tongue-in-cheek, fictional essay outlining some ideas I've had about hotels as transitional/limbo spaces, and defining the term Ghuest)

A hotel is defined as an establishment providing accommodation, (sometimes, not always)...

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