Dr Timothy Barker

  • Senior Lecturer in Digital Media (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)

Research interests

Research Interests

Tim’s research involves the critical analysis of digital technology in contemporary audio-visual culture. Aligning himself with what might be termed materialist media studies and working between the fields of media theory, art theory and the philosophy of technology, Tim’s research involves considerations of aesthetics in relation to the technological infrastructure of image making. In particular, he has explored the ways that interactive technology and the design of database systems have facilitated the potential to generate new experiences and philosophical concepts of time. His book Time and the Digital (Dartmouth, 2012) traces connections between the philosophy of time in the work of Gilles Deleuze and A.N. Whitehead and uses this to explore experiences of time, history and memory in relation to digital aesthetics, communication technology and contemporary interactive art. More recently he has become interested in the histories of analytical media and their relationship to theories of contemporaneity. This project pairs archive research with philosophical inquiry in order to explore the ways that experiences of time have been engineered throughout media history. It explores the way engineers and inventors grappled with questions of temporality, transmission and fragmentation in order to explore the conditions for history and memory in digital culture.

Grants

  • 2015-2016: Leverhulme Research Fellowship: Analytical Media History
  • 2013: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland: Experimental Art, Time and Technology: A History of Experiments with Time in Media Art
  • 2013: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant: Experimental Research in the Digital Humanities: Researching the New Methods in the Digital Humanities

Supervision

Current students:

  • Daniel O'Brien: 'Technological Embodiment and Haptic Narrative in Cinema, Art and Gaming'
  • Conor McKeown: 'Coding the Natural: A Post-human Approach to Eco-videogames'
  • Stuart Purcell: 'Our Tools Shape Us: The Novel in the Information Age'
  • Chelsea Birks: ‘The Ethics of Excess’
  • Anthony Yanick: 'Memories of the Future: Exploring the cinema of heterochrony and anachronism in contemporary speed culture'

Teaching

  • Mlitt Critical Theories of Digital Media (FTV5042)
  • Histories of Digital Media (Hons) (FTV4082)
  • Level 2: Spectatorship, Audiences and Identities (FTV2001)

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 28.

2016

Barker, T. (2016) Media in and out of time: German media science and the concept of time. In: Markham, T. and Rodgers, S. (eds.) Conditions of Mediation. Peter Lang: New York. (Accepted for Publication)

Barker, T. (2016) Experiments with time: the technical image in media art and the digital humanities. Visual Communication, (Accepted for Publication)

2015

Barker, T., and McKeown, C. (2015) Unearthing techno-ecology: on the possibility of a technical media philosophy of ecology. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), pp. 21-38. (doi:0.14361/dcs-2015-0103)

Barker, T. (2015) Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 19(1), pp. 50-68. (doi:10.5840/techne201532327)

2013

Barker, T. (2013) Experimental research in the digital media arts. In: Chan, J. and Thomas, K. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Creativity. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9780857939807

2012

Barker, T.S. (2012) Becoming Organ-ized: The Creativity of Organization, Dis-Organization and Re-Organization in Scientific and Artistic Experiments. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 45(3), pp. 262-268. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00369)

Barker, T. (2012) Images and eventfulness: expanded cinema and experimental research at the University of New South Wales. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6(2), pp. 111-123. (doi:10.1386/sac.6.2.111_1)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Information and the atmosphere: exploring the relationship between the natural environment and information aesthetics. M/C Journal, 15(3),

Barker, T.S. (2012) Time and the Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time. Series: Interfaces, studies in visual culture. Dartmouth College Press: Hanover, NH. ISBN 9781611682991

2011

Barker, T. (2011) The past in the present: understanding David Claerbout's temporal aesthetics. Time and Society, 20(3), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0961463X10375103)

Brown, N.C.M., Barker, T.S., and Del Favero, D. (2011) Performing digital aesthetics: the framework for a theory of the formation of interactive narratives. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 212-219. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00165)

Barker, T. (2011) Aesthetics of the error: media art, the machine, the unforeseen and the errant. In: Nunes, M. (ed.) Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures. Continuum: New York, USA. ISBN 9781441121202

Barker, T. (2011) Experiments with time: technology, art and temporality. In: NIEA Experimental Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia, 19-20 Aug 2011,

Barker, T. (2011) Objects and interaction. Digital Creativity, 22(2), pp. 65-77. (doi:10.1080/14626268.2011.578579)

Barker, T. (2011) Re-composing the digital present. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 1(1), pp. 88-104. (doi:10.5195/contemp.2011.13)

2010

Barker, T. (2010) Interactive aesthetics: iCinema, interactive narratives and immersive environments. In: 15th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2010,

Barker, T., Del Favero, D., and Hardjono, A. (2010) Memory process and frontier technology. In: War, Literature and the Arts Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 16-18 Sept 2010,

Barker, T., and Hardjono, A. (2010) T_Visionarium and scenario. In: University of New South Wales (UNSW) International Research Week, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 Sept 2010,

Del Favero, D., and Barker, T.S. (2010) Scenario: co-evolution, shared autonomy and mixed reality. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, South Korea, 13-16 Oct 2010, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2010.5643299)

2009

Barker, T. (2009) A.N. Whitehead and digital aesthetics. In: Creative Margins Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-6 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Process and (mixed) reality: a process philosophy for interaction in mixed reality environments. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, FL, USA, 19-22 Oct 2009, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2009.5336731)

Barker, T. (2009) Towards a process philosophy for digital aesthetics. In: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, UK, 23 Aug - 1 Sept 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Writing a media art history. In: Writing Intersections Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 18-19 Nov 2009,

2008

Barker, T. (2008) The error and the event. Vector (e-zine), X06,

2007

Barker, T. (2007) Adapting a model of duration: the multi-temporality of T_Visionarium II. M/C Journal, 10(2),

Barker, T. (2007) Error, the unforeseen and the emergent: the error in interactive media art. M/C Journal, 10(5),

2006

Barker, T. (2006) Pentimento, past, present and future: an interactive construction of memory. In: Rethinking the Past Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28-29 July 2006,

Barker, T. (2006) The affect of deep sleep within duration: temporality, narrativity, and interactivity within the affective medium of interactive cinema. In: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 Dec 2006,

This list was generated on Thu Aug 25 21:46:47 2016 BST.
Number of items: 28.

Articles

Barker, T. (2016) Experiments with time: the technical image in media art and the digital humanities. Visual Communication, (Accepted for Publication)

Barker, T., and McKeown, C. (2015) Unearthing techno-ecology: on the possibility of a technical media philosophy of ecology. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), pp. 21-38. (doi:0.14361/dcs-2015-0103)

Barker, T. (2015) Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 19(1), pp. 50-68. (doi:10.5840/techne201532327)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Becoming Organ-ized: The Creativity of Organization, Dis-Organization and Re-Organization in Scientific and Artistic Experiments. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 45(3), pp. 262-268. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00369)

Barker, T. (2012) Images and eventfulness: expanded cinema and experimental research at the University of New South Wales. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 6(2), pp. 111-123. (doi:10.1386/sac.6.2.111_1)

Barker, T.S. (2012) Information and the atmosphere: exploring the relationship between the natural environment and information aesthetics. M/C Journal, 15(3),

Barker, T. (2011) The past in the present: understanding David Claerbout's temporal aesthetics. Time and Society, 20(3), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0961463X10375103)

Brown, N.C.M., Barker, T.S., and Del Favero, D. (2011) Performing digital aesthetics: the framework for a theory of the formation of interactive narratives. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 212-219. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00165)

Barker, T. (2011) Objects and interaction. Digital Creativity, 22(2), pp. 65-77. (doi:10.1080/14626268.2011.578579)

Barker, T. (2011) Re-composing the digital present. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 1(1), pp. 88-104. (doi:10.5195/contemp.2011.13)

Barker, T. (2008) The error and the event. Vector (e-zine), X06,

Barker, T. (2007) Adapting a model of duration: the multi-temporality of T_Visionarium II. M/C Journal, 10(2),

Barker, T. (2007) Error, the unforeseen and the emergent: the error in interactive media art. M/C Journal, 10(5),

Books

Barker, T.S. (2012) Time and the Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time. Series: Interfaces, studies in visual culture. Dartmouth College Press: Hanover, NH. ISBN 9781611682991

Book Sections

Barker, T. (2016) Media in and out of time: German media science and the concept of time. In: Markham, T. and Rodgers, S. (eds.) Conditions of Mediation. Peter Lang: New York. (Accepted for Publication)

Barker, T. (2013) Experimental research in the digital media arts. In: Chan, J. and Thomas, K. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Creativity. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9780857939807

Barker, T. (2011) Aesthetics of the error: media art, the machine, the unforeseen and the errant. In: Nunes, M. (ed.) Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures. Continuum: New York, USA. ISBN 9781441121202

Conference Proceedings

Barker, T. (2011) Experiments with time: technology, art and temporality. In: NIEA Experimental Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia, 19-20 Aug 2011,

Barker, T. (2010) Interactive aesthetics: iCinema, interactive narratives and immersive environments. In: 15th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2010,

Barker, T., Del Favero, D., and Hardjono, A. (2010) Memory process and frontier technology. In: War, Literature and the Arts Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 16-18 Sept 2010,

Barker, T., and Hardjono, A. (2010) T_Visionarium and scenario. In: University of New South Wales (UNSW) International Research Week, Sydney, Australia, 5-7 Sept 2010,

Del Favero, D., and Barker, T.S. (2010) Scenario: co-evolution, shared autonomy and mixed reality. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, South Korea, 13-16 Oct 2010, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2010.5643299)

Barker, T. (2009) A.N. Whitehead and digital aesthetics. In: Creative Margins Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-6 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Process and (mixed) reality: a process philosophy for interaction in mixed reality environments. In: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, FL, USA, 19-22 Oct 2009, (doi:10.1109/ISMAR-AMH.2009.5336731)

Barker, T. (2009) Towards a process philosophy for digital aesthetics. In: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, UK, 23 Aug - 1 Sept 2009,

Barker, T. (2009) Writing a media art history. In: Writing Intersections Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 18-19 Nov 2009,

Barker, T. (2006) Pentimento, past, present and future: an interactive construction of memory. In: Rethinking the Past Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28-29 July 2006,

Barker, T. (2006) The affect of deep sleep within duration: temporality, narrativity, and interactivity within the affective medium of interactive cinema. In: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 Dec 2006,

This list was generated on Thu Aug 25 21:46:47 2016 BST.