PhD Student Robert Jackson
- Computer Science
- Speculative Realism
My name is Robert Jackson is an arts writer, theorist and PhD student at Lancaster University. I am an associate editor of Speculations, a journal dedicated to Speculative realist thought, and a writer for Furtherfield.org. My thesis involves Algorithmic Artworks, Digital Culture, Computer Science, Formalism and Speculative Realist Ontologies, looking at the phenomenon of undecidability in the history of computational art; an effect produced when an algorithmic system or machine can never reliably give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to a viewer or user or even to other algorithmic systems.
My thesis title is; Decision Ecologies: The Aesthetics of Undecidability in Computational Art.