Gareth Polmeer

Gareth Polmeer
Royal College of Art | RCA · Critical and Historical Studies

BA(Hons), MA, PhD(RCA), PGCert(HE), FHEA


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Publications (11)
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This half-day Symposium explores themes of computational culture and artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of digital art especially, as well as digital culture and heritage in general. The increasing ubiquity of AI and machine learning raises questions for technology and art in the future, and for the transformations that have already occurr...
This chapter discusses poetic and imaginative experience in relation to being, aesthetics and technology. It considers ways in which art’s past and future in the gallery and museum is connected to the language and ideas of technological development, and questions of technology and the loss of meaning. The technological focus of discussions of digit...
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This one-day Symposium explored themes of personhood, modernity and digital art, bringing together speakers from a range of disciplines to consider technology, artistic practice and society. It seeks a renewed consideration of the role of art in illuminating human identity in a positive relation with technology, and its transformative effects upon...
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This one-day symposium framed several central questions in digital practice and digital theory, examining historical and contemporary themes across art, science and the humanities. Art has been transformed by the digital age, changing the tools and processes of practice, moving to digital expressions and digital seeing. These changes are balanced b...
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In this paper I discuss G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy, arguing that the immanent, self-determining and dialectical movement of his 'speculative thinking' offers insights into contemporary aesthetics, the knowledge of reality, and of meaning in the transitoriness of the digital image. I relate speculative thinking as ontology to the ontology and tempora...
This article discusses some ideas around video and color through nature, landscape and technology. This is related to experimental film and video practices in Europe and North America and various aesthetic traditions.


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Projects (3)
Museums and Digital Culture Research Network
Archived project
Annual conference series on Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, currently held at the BCS London office. The proceedings are published in the BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) series and are freely available online.