Hello, my name is Robert Jackson, I’m currently studying an MPhil/PhD at the University of Plymouth, in the research group Arts and Social Technologies, Faculty of Arts (formally Faculty of Technology).

My thesis is researching Algorithmic Artworks, Art Formalism and Speculative Realist Ontologies, looking at digital artworks which operate as configurable units rather than networked systems, and attain independent autonomy themselves which are capable of aesthetics, rather than simply as human communication tools.

The working title is, Algorithm and Contingency: Towards a Non-Human Aesthetics