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Mattia Paganelli

Lecturer in MA and MFA Computational Artsat Goldsmiths College, University of London
United Kingdom

Dr Mattia Paganelli works at the intersection of philosophy, non-linear physics and contemporary art. Drawing on computational complexity, statistical mechanics and algorithmic information theory, his research focuses on the aesthetic and epistemological dimensions of emergent properties and metastability (dissipative coherence), thus recasting the possibilities generated by recursivity and feedback loops in complex systems as the sensual and poetic materiality of contemporary art practices. His artistic work addresses these research interests through a poetical exploration of the tensions between individuation and political agency in game spaces and language. Text based and live interventions have been presented internationally (New York, London, Shanghai, Vienna, Marseille, Genova) and online (www.nazioneindiana.com).

His doctoral research was awarded a full AHRC studentship (Finitude Possibility, Dimensionality: Aesthetics After Complexity, 2017).

He is a Research Associate in the international project Radical Matter: Art, Intelligence, and the Digital Human, held jointly at the University of the Applied Arts, Vienna and the Royal College of Art, London, sponsored by PEEK - Austrian Science Fund.

Recent peer reviewed publications include: Data Loam: Sometimes Hard usually Soft (The Future of Knowledge Systems, with J. Golding and M. Reinhart (https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/569932); “Asymmetry: how patterns of impossibility mark dimensions in knowledge systems,” in Data Loam; and “Ontology Interrupted: Prigogine, Stengers and the Abdication of Physics,” in Pulse - The Journal of Science and Culture.

He currently teaches as an Associate Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art and as a Lecturer in the MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London.