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Paul Thomas

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Paul Thomas

Dr Paul Thomas, has a joint position as Head of Painting at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales and Head of Creative Technologies at the Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University. Paul has chaired numerous international conferences and is co-curting a show of Australian artists for ISEA2011.  In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth.

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 research project ‘Nanoessence’ explored the space between life and death at a nano level. The project was part of an ongoing collaboration with the Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology and SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia. The previous project ‘Midas’ was researching at a nano level the transition phase between skin and gold. In 2009 he established Collaborative Research in Art Science and Humanity (CRASH) at Curtin 

Date 
b. 1950
Birth place
Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Selected works
Selected events
Ambiantspace chapter one, Ambiantspace is a video work exploring the effects of emergent media on the imagination through the – from Ambiantspace Chapter one, via Vimeo 
Ambiantspace Chapter three, – from Ambiantspace Chapter three, via Vimeo 
Ambiantspace Chapter six, – from Ambiantspace Chapter Six, via Vimeo 
Ambiantspace Chapter seven, – from Ambiantspace Chapter Seven, via Vimeo 
Residual Body, – from Residual Body, via Vimeo