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…

Residual Body

The residual body is part of my current research into a reconfiguration of space. This project explores unconscious spaces found between the garment and the skin. It’s purpose is to expose and develop meanings of how we percieve spaces which are left out of spatial understandings. The skin in this context works as a metaphorical…

Poetics of Thresholds

Sydney Perth Poetics of Thresholds Statement The Poetics of Thresholds investigates the relationship of the chair to the threshold space of the porch/verandah as a theoretical construct. The work explores the chair when placed on the porch/verandah as a social portrait, through its historical and social context. The chair’s context is developed through a series…

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…

Nanonoise

Nano-noise Feynman atomic vibration Paul Thomas In 1959 Feynman presented his paper Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopedia Brittanica on the head of a pin? ‘Let’s see what would be involved. The head of a pin is a sixteenth of an inch across. If you magnify it by 25,000 diameters,…