Dr Adam Nash is a practice-based researcher and digital artist, composer, programmer, performer, teacher and writer. He is internationally recognized as one of the most original artists working in virtual environments and extended reality technologies, exploring them as virtual interiorities and sites of playable art.
Dr Adam Nash is a practice-based researcher and digital artist, composer, programmer, performer, teacher and writer. He is internationally recognized as one of the most original artists working in virtual environments and mixed-reality technology, exploring them as sites of playable art. Working in a post-convergent idiom, he uses virtual environments, game engines, the web, generative and procedural composition and programming, data and motion capture, artificial intelligence, synthetic evolution, audio, vision and live performance. His work has been presented in galleries, festivals and online in Australia, Europe, Asia and The Americas, including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, 01SJ, the Venice Biennale, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. He was the recipient of the inaugural Australia Council Multi-User Virtual Environment Artist in Residence grant. He has been artist in residence at Ars Electronica FutureLab. He was shortlisted for the National Art Award in New Media at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art for his work in multi-user virtual environments.
Adam is currently Associate Professor (Virtual Interior) in the Interior Design Discipline in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where he brings his practice of virtual art and design to an expanded concept of interior. Previously he was Associate Dean of Digital Design in the School of Design at RMIT University. He has a PhD in Multi-User Virtual Environments, where he explored the dynamic relationships between sound, vision and interaction as generative sources of intrinsically virtual qualities. His academic writing explores the ontology and the aesthetics of the virtual, as well as the connection between the digital and philosophical notions of the virtual. As a PhD supervisor, he specialises in practice-based research of digital, virtual, augmented, networked, mixed and artificially intelligent realities.
- PhD (RMIT University)
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (RMIT University)
- Associate Diploma in Performing Arts (QUT)
- Clemens, J.,Nash, A. (2019). Irremediability: on the very concept of digital ontology In: Digital Existence, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom
- Nash, A.,McCormick, J.,Bhatti, A. (2019). Neuron Conductor In: Model Citizen Melbourne, Australia
- Nash, A.,Vaughan, L. (2017). Documenting digital performance artworks In: Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, United Kingdom
- Nash, A. (2017). Art imitates the Digital In: Lumina, 11, 110 - 125
- Cercos, R.,Goddard, W.,Nash, A.,Yuille, J. (2016). Coupling quantified bodies: affective possibilities of self-quantification beyond the self In: Digital Culture and Society, 2, 177 - 182
- Clemens, J.,Dodds, C.,Nash, A. (2016). Big Screens, Little Acts: Transformations in the Structures and Operations of Public Address In: Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, China
- Nash, A. (2016). Affect, People, and Digital Social Networks In: Emotions, Technology, and Social Media: Communication of Feelings for, with, and through Digital Media, Elsevier, London, United Kingdom
- Nash, A.,McCormick, J. (2016). Convolution In: SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Art Program Macau, China
- Nash, A.,Greuter, S. (2016). Out Of Space In: Design and Play Melbourne, Australia
- Greuter, S.,Nash, A.,Manning, J.,Duckworth, J.,Power, J.,Wilson, S.,Zayed, J.,Sinclair, J.,Goddard, W.,Hullick, J. (2016). Domelab In: Design and Play Exhibition Melbourne
4 PhD Current Supervisions9 PhD Completions
- Collaborative Embodied Movement Design Network (Administered by Swinburne University of Technology). Funded by: ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Grant 2017 from (2017 to 2019)