Daniel is a writer and artist working on questions of digital materiality and critical post-humanism.
He is currently working on several speculative writing projects utilising the OpenAI Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) language model.
- Art PhD, Goldsmiths 2017
Teaching and Supervision
Daniel has supervised MA dissertations and practice-based projects on a wide variety of topics relating to digital media, media arts, and the posthumanities. He is available to supervise PhD research.
Media arts, critical posthumanism, digital materiality, the (digital) image, machine learning, science fiction
Publications and research outputs
Rourke, Daniel. 2013. An Ontology of Everything on the Face of the Earth. Alluvium Journal, 2(6), ISSN 2050-1560
Rourke, Daniel. 2013. Falling into the Digital Divide: Encounters with the Work of Hito steyerl. Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, 40(5), pp. 19-22.
Allahyari, Morehshin and Rourke, Daniel. 2017. The 3D Additivist Manifesto in 'Across & Beyond: Transmediale Reader'. In: Ryan Bishop; Kristoffer Gansing; Jussi Parikka and Elvia Wilk, eds. Across and beyond: a transmediale reader on post-digital practices, concepts and institutions. Berlin: Sternberg Press/Transmediale eV. ISBN 9783956792892
Rourke, Daniel. 2013. 'Maybe in the future we can show all of the things you have.' Kippleization and the Enclosure of the Hoard. In: Zoë Mendelson, ed. This Mess is a Place: A Collapsible Anthology of Collections and Clutter. London: And Publishing. ISBN 9781908452405
Rourke, Daniel. 2019. The Practice of Posthumanism: Five Paradigmatic Figures for Human Mutation. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London
Further profile content
The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook
The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook are considered key critical resources in the teaching of 3D fabrication, speculative design, and digital culture in fablabs, universities, and art institutions
Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups
Writing and Art Practice
Daniel has worked with Aksioma (Ljubljana, 2021), Arebyte Gallery (London + online, 2018), PICNIC Brasil (Rio, 2018), Photographer's Gallery (London 2018), Walk&Talk Azores (São Miguel, 2018), AND Festival (Peak District, 2017), The V&A (London, 2017), FACT (Liverpool, 2017), Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2017), Transmediale (Berlin, 2016 + 2017), Tate Modern (London, 2016), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, 2016 + 2017), Carnegie Mellon’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Pittsburgh, 2015), DarAlHokoomeh Project (Iran, 2014), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (London, 2014), The Wellcome Trust (London, 2013), AND Festival (Manchester, 2012), GLI.TC/H Fest (Chicago, 2012), as well as HOLO Magazine, Media-N, Alluvium, and AfterImage Journals. Daniel is also a contributor to Rhizome.org and Furtherfield.org.