Paul Thomas


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  • Curtin University of Technology and University of New South Wales, Artist and _Professor

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  • ISEA2020

    Paul Thomas is a Professor at UNSW Art and Design and currently the Director of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Art Research (STAR) as well as the instigator and chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010-2020. As an artist he is a pioneer of transdisciplinary art practice. His practice led research takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually operates there. His current publication Quantum Art and Uncertainty (October 2018) is based on the concept that at the core of both art and science we find the twin forces of probability and uncertainty.

    ISEA2015

    Dr. Paul Thomas is Associate Professor and Director of UNSW Art and Design Fine Arts program (Australia). He initiated the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series (2010, 2012, 2014) and was founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (2002, 2004). Thomas’s work takes inspiration and operates within nanoscience and quantum theory.

    Paul Thomas, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Fine Arts program at, UNSW Art and Design. Thomas initiated and is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004. Thomas is a pioneer of transdisciplinary practice. His work takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually operates there. Thomas’s current research ‘Quantum Consciousness’ is based on the research being conducted by Associate Professor Andrea Morello, Quantum Nanosystems, UNSW, looking at the visualizing and sonifying the electrons superposition in the development of quantum computing. Thomas’s previous projects investigated silver, the mirror and quantum theories of light and parallel universes in the work ‘Multiverse’. Thomas’s nanoart works include ‘Nanoessence’ which explored the space between life and death at a nano level and ‘Midas’ a study on what is transferred when skin touched gold. Thomas is the author of the book, NanoArt: The immateriality of art, published in 2014.

    ISEA2014

    Paul Thomas, artist, author of Nano‑Art.

    ISEA2013

    Paul Thomas is Head of Painting at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, AU. Paul is currently looking at photons and parallel universes in the work Multiverse. Paul is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010, 2012 and 2014. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981, and in 2000 instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (2002, 2004). His nano artwork Nanoessence explored the space between life and death at a nano level, and Midas researched what is transferred at a nano level when skin touches gold. Paul’s recent book Nanoart; The immateriality of art has just been published.

    ISEA2011

    Paul Thomas has a joint position as the Head of Painting at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales and Head of Creative Technologies at Curtin University of Technology at the Associate Professor rank. He is currently co-curating The World Is Everything That Is The Case for ISEA 2011. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981 when he co-founded the group Media-Space. Media-Space was part of the first global link up with artists connected to ARTEX. From 1981-1986, the group was involved in a number of collaborative exhibitions and was instrumental in the establishment a substantial body of research. Paul’s current research project Nanoessence explores the space between life and death at the nano level. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology and SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia. Paul is also a practicing electronic artist whose work has exhibited internationally.

    ISEA2010

    Paul Thomas is an artist working with nanotechnology and Associate Professor, College of fine Art, University of New South Wales. Founder of Collaborative Research in Art, Science and Humanity (CRASH) within the School of Design and Art at Curtin University and BEAP, the Biennial of Electronic Arts, Perth.


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  • Australia

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  • GB

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