I enjoy playing with words and the written language as creative material. However, certain ‘standard’ approaches can present difficulty. Being dyslexic, academic writing and reading aren’t often a good fit. Nonetheless, over the years, I have published 11 peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters and 10 books/edited volumes, oftentimes applying tactics to irritate logocentric, didactic, linear tropes claiming objectivity and ‘truth’ in academia. I have also published 37 op-eds, reviews, catalogue entries and more on professional & popular platforms. For what others have written/said about me (with me and/or behind my back), click here. For the rest of my CV, click here.    

  • Accepted, in progress: Tan, KS 2024?,  ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’, in J Taylor (ed), Beyond Borders? Articulations, provocations & performativities in Arts & Humanities research
  • Two invited entries, in progress: Tan, KS 2024, ‘Hyperactivity’ and ‘Running Artfully’. In The Encyclopaedia of Mobilities, P Adey, K Barry & WQ Lin (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Tan, K.S. 2022. ‘An Exploration of Running as Metaphor, Methodology, Material through the RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale #r3fest 2016’. In Interrelationships Between Sport and the Arts, 1st ed. Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge.
  • Tan, K.S. 2020, ‘Run Riot: On life, and death (of civilisation), and the reveries of running artfully’, in M Freudendal-Pedersen, M Büscher & Sven Kesselring (eds), Handbook on Methods and Applications for Mobilities Research, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 303-314
  • Tan, KS 2019, ‘Running (in) Your City’, in M Aguiar, C Mathieson, and L Pearce (eds), Mobilities, Literature, Culture, Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 163–86. ISBN 978-3-030-27072-8 
  • Tan, KS 2017, ‘Hand-in-Hand: Activating the Body in Motion to Re-Connect with Ourselves and Others amidst a World in Motion and Commotion’, in Drevon, G., Gwiazdzinski, L., Klein, O. and Benayoun, M (eds), Chronotopies: Lecture et écriture des mondes en mouvement (Chronotopics: Time, Art and Cartography. Representations of Populations and Territories in Motion), Elya editions, Grenoble, pp. 59-69. ISBN:9791091336109
  • Tan, Kai Syng. 2024. Re-Imagining Leadership with Neuro-Futurism: An A-Z Towards Collective Liberation. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-031-55376-9 https://kaisyngtan.com/artful/book-springer-nature/.
  • Under contract 01/2023 with Routledge: Dhital, R & Tan, KS (eds) 2024. A Handbook of Neurodiversity & Creative Research. Routledge. 
  • Under contract 01/2023 with World Scientific: Tan, KS 2027. Catalysing Change Through Artful Agitation.
  • Tan, KS 2019, On Art, Neurodiversity & Giant Octopussies: Reflections on the Art-Science Commission #MagicCarpet. London: KCL. ISBN: 978-1-908951-28-1.
  • Tan, KS & Southern, J (eds) 2018, The Art & Mobilities Network Inaugural Instant Journal.
  • Tan, KS (ed) 2016, Useful Journal, for joint SIM University-Leeds Arts University webinar.
  • Tan, KS & Sport Singapore (eds) 2015, 8th ASEAN Para Games Opening & Closing Ceremony official programme booklets.
  • Tan, KS, Elzenbalmer B et al (ed) 2015, PhD by Design Instant Journal. Co-authored with 10 academics, Leeds Arts University.
  • Tan, KS 2014, The Physical & Poetic Processes of Running. UCL. 320-page, 80,000 word thesis downloaded >4227 times.
  • Tan, KS 2005, ISLANDHOPPING 2002-2005 Japan. MA thesis in the Japanese language. 130 pages. 
  • Tan, KS & Chong, H 2000, Dense: Pale Testament / Chlorine. Archived by Live Art Developmental Agency and National Library of Singapore, distributed by Select Books, and . 54 pages.