Joel McKim is a V&A research fellow and director of the Vasari Research Centre for Art & Technology at Birkbeck, University of London.

Self-Portrait (2005), Nam June Paik.

Television licence – how Nam June Paik turned cathode-ray tubes into art

Tate Modern’s show of the artist’s experiments with technology suggests that TV was his favourite medium

22 Jan 2020
The Doors (video still detail; 2019), Zach Blas.

How a small German city became a leading home for new media art

The Edith-Russ-Haus in Oldenburg is currently host to an exhibition exploring the rise of ‘nootropics’, or smart drugs, in Silicon Valley

10 Dec 2019
Installation view of ‘Kate Crawford, Trevor Paglen: Training Humans’ at Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2019. Shown are images from the ImageNet training set.

Trevor Paglen trains his sights on the rise of machine vision

What are the implications of using object recognition technology to classify human faces and emotions?

17 Oct 2019