Dr Paul Thomas, is Head of Painting at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales. Paul is currently looking at photons and parallel universes in the work Multiverse which is based on silver, the mirror and quantum theories of light. Paul is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010,2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2002, 2004. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981. His pervious nanoart works ‘Nanoessence’ explores the space between life and death at a nano level and ‘Midas’ was researching what transferred when skin touched gold. The Midas and Nanoessence installations were in collaboration with SymbioticA, Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, University of Western Australia and the Nanochemistry Research Institute, (NRI) Curtin University of Technology.
Paul’s current publications are Nanoart; The immateriality of art and Relive Media Art Histories, edited by Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas.