Quantum Chaos Catalogue

A paradigm shift is occurring, away from the concrete and indivisible towards uncertainty. Thomas’s art is grounded in the contention that the quantum ‘turn’ in theoretical physics can be reflected in experimental contemporary art.   The quantum world is fiendishly difficult to comprehend—physicist Richard Feynman remarked, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t…

Quantum Detective Series

A Quantum Trilogy – E-Books 99 cents US each. The first Book of Ed: Ed Eats a Pork Pie Eda former police officer, was set up for a crime he did not commit. Now released from prison, he is down and out until he finds a job through serendipitous circumstances, leading him to rediscover trust…

Quantum Chaos

Quantum Chaos Four experiments visualising patterns of chaos The research focuses on art being both a visual and cultural means to examine the paradoxical data of the invisible and unmeasurable quantum world. The installation ‘Quantum Chaos’ is a visualisation of the shift in our cultural understanding of what exists in terms of the difference between…

The Swerve

In this exhibition I explored ‘the potential of what Lucretius referred to as the Clinamen – a concept he borrowed from Epicurean atomism which refers to the unpredictable swerve of atoms in their movement through space. The interactions and ‘crashes’ caused by atomic swerve, by the clinamen, is therefore the trigger- point or material rupture…

Quantum Art and Uncertainty

Latest  academic publication by Paul Thomas. At the core of both art and science we find the twin forces of probability and uncertainty. However, these two worlds have been tenuously entangled for decades. On the one hand, artists continue to ask complex questions that align with a scientific fascination with new discoveries, and on the…

Quantum PI: Ed Eats a Pork Pie

Ed Eats a Pork Pie   Ed, a former police officer, was set up for a crime he did not commit. Now released from prison, he is down and out until he finds a job through serendipitous circumstances, leading him to rediscover trust in his intuition. As part of his new employment, he is led down a path of intrigue as he…

In the act of happening

The exhibition ‘In the Act of Happening’ carries on Paul Thomas’s research into quantum phenomena and how we express these invisible forces. In attempting to visualise what is at first invisible and thus inconceivable, once these forces which inform our material world become visible and conceivable, our model of the material world shifts and in…

2017 Nanoessence and Quantum Consciousness

Nanoessence and Quantum Consciousness presented at the  “The Rise of Bio-Society”, exhibition that examined recent developments in the areas of Bio-tech Art & Culture at the Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier. . Saturday April 8 – Sunday May 7. Closed Good Friday. Artist Paul Thomas  with  Kevin Raxworthy have collaborated on the “Nanoessence” installation which is based…

2016 The Immersive Vision Theatre

Presentation as part of  the Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, on transferring the artwork Quantum Consciousness to the dome in the Immersive Vision Theatre, Plymouth University. During the residency for Quantum Consciousness Residency at  i-DAT Technical support Luke Christison Photography Mike Phillips

Nature Nanotechnology

A violation of the so-called Bell inequality represents a strong proof of the ability to create and control quantum states of a pair of quantum bits with no classical analogues. Andrea Morello and co-workers have now demonstrated a violation of Bell’s inequality in a pair of qubits in silicon, encoded in the electron spin and…

2015 Talking to an electron

‘The most exotic technology ever conceived of the quantum computer’   ‘Talking to an electron’ was developed in relation to my quantum consciousness project by using a reading of Feynman’s 1982[1] paper to affect the microwave signal that stimulates and excites the electron to spin. The microwave signal is used in quantum computer research to drive the phosphorous…

2015 Quantum Consciousness and Richard Feynman

The new scientific data for this project is generated from a microwave signal which transforms a reading of Richard Feynman’s (1982) paper on the birth of the quantum computer. The link between the quantum computer, consciousness and artistic expression is presented via the installation through the co-emergence of thought and quantum conditions. Quantum Consciousness is…

2015 Quantum Consciousness

Current Research on the Quantum computer, Consciousness and the  Spin   In science the concept of the spin is fundamental to quantum research where flux and vibration at the very centre of the universe. The quantum spin is based on controlling the property of an electron, photon or neutron (qubit) as the foundational understanding of matter….

2012 Multiverse

Multiverse The research project is looking for parallel universes that have evolved by working with concepts from Richard Feynman’s lecture on Photons – Corpuscles of Light and Fits of Reflection and Transmission – Quantum Behaviour. The interactive artwork Multiverse visualises a parallel universe based on the diagrammatic presentation from Richard Feynman 1979 lectures where he…

2011 Atomism

  Residual images within silver.   LEA Volume 17 Issue 1: Atomism: Residual Images within Silver   Atomism is a collaborative Installation with Kevin Raxworthy that investigates silver, the mirror, and quantum theories of light. Richard Feynman in his 1979 lectures tells that light hits a mirror at all points not just at the point of…

Nanoessence installations

“IMAGES & MIRAGES @ NANOSCIENCES” DU 8 AU 16 DÉCEMBRE 2010 À TOULOUSE LA MANIFESTATION IMAGES & MIRAGES @ NANOSCIENCES Art in the Age of Nanotechnology: John Curtin Gallery 2010

2010 Nanoessence

Nanotechnology research project – Nanoessence, Paul Thomas in collaboration with Kevin Raxworthy The Nanoessence project aims to examine life at a sub cellular level, re-examining space and scale within the human context. A single HaCat skin cell is analysed with an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) to explore comparisons between, life and death at a nano…

Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art

  Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art Link>>> Examining art that intersects with science and seeks to make visible what cannot ordinarily be seen with the naked eye, Nanoart provides insight into new understandings of materiality and life. It includes an extensive overview of the history of nanoart from the work of Umberto Boccioni to the present day….

Relive

Relive Media Art Histories Edited by Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas In Relive, leading historians of the media arts grapple with this dilemma: how can we speak of “new media” and at the same time write the histories of these arts? These scholars and practitioners redefine the nature of the field, focusing on the materials of history—the materials through which…

Ambiance

Ambiance is a work exploring the effects of an interface, through the presentation of data on imagination of space and location (identity and place). The work investigates the relationship between spatial paradigms created through databases and their effects on culture and power through the emergent technologies of today. An installation based interface and data engine…

Ambiantspace

    Ambiantspace is a video work exploring the effects of emergent media on the imagination through the translucent layering of imagery. The work presents spatial paradigms as examples of significant spaces. Just as perspective changed our perception last century so new technologies are now reshaping our presence in world. The work documents a variety…

i-500

  i-500 project from Paul Thomas on Vimeo. i500presentation   i-500 Presentation   “When art is a form of behaviour, software predominates over hardware in the creative sphere. Process replaces product in importance, just as system supersedes structure.” (Roy Ascott, 1968) They argued that mathematical physics obliterated knowledge of nature’s heterogeneous richness as it ignored first-hand…