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Nathan Jones

Lecturer in Fine Art: Digital Media

The LICA Building

LA1 4YW

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594371

Research overview

My research looks at "the contemporary" through new media art and media theory, centrally focusing on the co-evolution of language and technology. I use critical and creative approaches that combine art writing, poetry, hybrid and post-digital publishing, performance and media-archaeological method.

I have published and presented on conditions for language and literature in the context of artificial intelligence, glitch practices, and post-digital publishing. Exhibited works include experimental applications of speed readers and optical character recognition, recursive neural nets, VR-headsets and microfiche archival machines. 

External PhD Supervision

Flatness and Screen-based Media in Contemporary Poetics and Art Practice

CANDIDATE Rory Cook 

Salford University (co-supervision with Dr Scott Thurston)

Current Research

My current concerns include

  • developing a method for "distributed critique", critical writing that is equal to the demands of new networked at practices, with Abandon Normal Devices festival and The New Networked Normal Programme
  • working with computing and linguistics scholars to analyse AI attempts at writing, particularly textual synthesis, as a mode for speculative futurology.
  • developing a book and creative project around my concept of "Glitch Poetics" combining readings of new media art and new media devices with readings of innovative and what I call media-realist literary practices.
  • continuing to explore the shifts in "reading" technologies and techniques through publishing and exhibition activity with the publisher I co-direct with Sam Skinner, Torque Editions

Current Teaching

I teach on LICA's Fine Art Studio Practice modules, as one of the Digital/Performance team.

I convene 2nd year Studio Practice, and the Media and Performance module, including lectures and practical skills around net-art and post-internet art, the post-human, embodiment, mediation and interactive technology.

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