Tom Milnes is an artist, curator and researcher based in Plymouth, UK.
He is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Arts University Plymouth.
Milnes’ research practice explores the materiality of technology, engaging with the cultural impact of 3D imaging media through glitch practice and Media Archaeology. He holds a Ph.D. from Falmouth University, with his thesis concentrating on glitch practices in 3D photogrammetry, specifically unpicking the aesthetics of 3D scanning through sculptural and virtual processes. Milnes has recently published research papers with the Journal of Artistic Research and Visual Resources.
Milnes has exhibited internationally including at: W139 - Amsterdam , AND/OR - London, The Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia - Gdansk, and Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale - Korea. Milnes has recently exhibited at Illuminate 2021 and FORMAT International Photography Festival 2021. He is the curator and founder of the online platforms Digital Artist Residency and Polygon Palm.
Tom is the year tutor for 2nd year BA (Hons) Fine Art where he leads modules BAFA201 and BAFA202. He is also a dissertation supervisor for BAFA304.
Emerging Scholar Award - Twelfth International Image Conference 2021.
ARHC Ph.D Studentship
Digital practice & aesthetics, Media Archaeology, 3D, Photogrammetry, Online cultures/ virtual exhibitions, XR (Virtual reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality)
Tom Milnes. (2021). Ephemer(e)ality Capture: Glitching The Cloud through Photogrammetry. Journal for Artistic Research, (24), doi: 10.22501/jar.547896
Tom Milnes. (2021). Photogrammetric Speculations: Glitching Imaging Algorithms. Network Imaginaries, 1(1), pp. 153-158.
Ph.D thesis "Spatially-immersive Networked Composites: A Media Archaeology of the Photogrammetric Image through Glitch Practice." Submitted 2021.
The Cloud And Thin Air: Tools For Artistic Practice That Disappear. Paper presentation. August 2019. Conference: RE:SOUND Media Arts Histories, Aalborg, Denmark.
Towards a Generative 3D-Error Methodology. Paper presentation.Sept 2018. 9th SAR - International Conference on Artistic Research, University of Plymouth
Catch. Practice-based research exhibition. Radiant Gallery. Data Ache, DRHA Conference 2017, University of Plymouth.