Dr Daniel Rourke

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Digital Media
Email d.rourke (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Daniel Rourke

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.

Academic qualifications

  • 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.

Research interests

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.

Rourke, Daniel. 2012. The doctrine of the similar (GIF GIF GIF). Dandelion, 3(1), ISSN 2048-1322


Rourke, Daniel and Allahyari, Morehshin. 2017. The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. ISBN 9789492302106

Book Section

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. 2013. Artifacts a Conversation Between Hito Steyerl and Daniel Rourke.

Exhibition Catalogue

Rourke, Daniel. 2021. Why I Want to Fuck Elon Musk.


Rourke, Daniel and Allahyari, Morehshin. 2015. The 3D Additivist Manifesto.


Rourke, Daniel. 2019. The Practice of Posthumanism: Five Paradigmatic Figures for Human Mutation. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

Further profile content

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.