Dr Geoff Cox

Dr Geoff Cox

Associate Professor (Reader) in Fine Art

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Geoff Cox, PhD, is Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art at Plymouth University (UK) and Associate Professor/Lektor in Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University (DK), currently engaged (with Jacob Lund) on a research project The Contemporary Condition funded by The Danish Research Council.



Roles on external bodies

Member of Contemporary Aesthetics & Technology research programme, Aarhus University, DK.

Advisor, Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University.

Trustee, Kahve-Society, registered educational charity, London.

Teaching interests

Artistic Research; Contemporary Art practice and Curating; Cultural theory; Digital Culture; Software Studies.

Staff serving as external examiners

MA Digital Culture (from 2017-2018) and MA Computational Media (from 2018-2019), Goldsmiths, University of London.

PhD examinations: 12 external (Aarhus, Dundee, Goldsmiths, Helsinki, Kingston, Manchester Met, Middlesex, Northumbria, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, University of the Arts London); 1 MPhil (Goldsmiths).

Research interests

Software studies, computational culture and post-digital aesthetics, artistic research, contemporary art and curatorial practice, live coding and machine vision.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

10 PhD completions (Aarhus, Plymouth, Westminster); 1 MPhil (Plymouth).

Completions as DoS:
James Charlton, PhD (University of Plymouth) - Catch | Bounce: Towards a relational ontology of the digital in art practice (2017)
Winnie Soon, PhD (Aarhus University) - Executing Liveness: An examination of the live dimension of code inter-actions in software (art) practice (2017)
Magda Tyzlik-Carver, PhD (Aarhus University) - Curating in/as Commons: curating and computational culture (2016)
Andrew Prior, PhD (Aarhus University - Mediality is Noise: The onto-epistemology of noise, media archeology and post-digital aesthetics (2015)

Grants & contracts

2015-18. FKK Danish Research Council, The Contemporary Condition, at Aarhus University, co-PI (with Jacob Lund), 6.2 million DKK

2011-14. Aarhus University Ideas Grant, Disruptive Innovation in Art, Activism and Business, co-investigator, 500,000 DKK

Key publications are highlighted

Cox G, Ganesh MI, Gil-Fournier A, Herrie MB, Hill J, House B, Jones N, Skinner S, Young D 2017 'A Peer-Reviewed Journal about Machine Research' PEARL
Cox GF & Lund J 2017 'Contemporary Conditions are Badly Known' Acoustic Space 16, Publisher Site PEARL
Doran A, González PRV, Jones N, Sützl W, Schiølin K, Sivanesan S, Sollfrank C, Søndergaard MLJ & Zetel T 2016 'A Peer-Reviewed Journal about Excessive Research' PEARL
Cox GF 2015 'Crítica de la violencia software' Concreta 5, 28-39 Publisher Site PEARL
Charlton J, Howe DC, Olsen LM, Ridgway R, Rossiter N, Samson A, Soon W, Stoyanova M & Zehle S 2015 'A Peer-Reviewed Journal about Datafied Research' PEARL
Allen J, Andersen CU, Bosma J, Bruno C, Charlton J, Chattopadhyay B, Cox G, Cramer F, Fritsch J 2014 'A Peer-Reviewed Journal about Post-Digital Research' PEARL
Knahl MH & Cox G 2008 'Internet governance: towards a non-representational democracy' International Journal of Web Based Communities 4, (3) 319-319 , DOI
Cox GF & Andersen CU 0 'Most and Least of Research Value/s' A Peer Reviewed Journal About PEARL
Cox GF & Soon W 2018 Vocable Code: Lecture-performance in six parts. Aarhus ‡ DobbeltDagger Publisher Site PEARL
Cox G; Lund J 2017 The Contemporary Condition: Introductory Thoughts on Contemporaneity and Contemporary Art. Berlin Sternberg Press The Contemporary Condition 1 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF 2015 Real-time for Pirate Cinema. Ljubljana Aksioma - Institute for the Contemporary Art, Ljubljana Publisher Site PEARL
Cox G, Brisley S & Balcioglu M 2014 01.01.CM. Aarhus Antipyrine Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF; Bazzichelli T 2013 Disrupting Business: art and activism in times of financial crisis. New York Autonomedia Data Browser 5 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox G 2013 Speaking Code Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression. Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press Software Studies Publisher Site PEARL
Cox G 2011 David Link – Machine Heart. Ostfildern Hatje Cantz Documenta 13: 100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken 37 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox G, Prior A & Nolan R 2019 'The Crackle of Contemporaneity' in Schwab M; de Assis P Futures of the Contemporary: Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research Leuven Leuven University Press 97-114 PEARL
Cox GF 2018 'RuntimeException()' in Pritchard H; Snodgrass E; Tyzlik-Carver M Executing Practices London Open Humanities Press 55-68 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF & Riis M 2018 '(Micro)Politics of Algorithmic Music: Towards a Tactical Media Archaeology' in Dean R; McLean A The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music Oxford Oxford Handbooks 603-626 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF 2017 'RuntimeException()' in Snodgrass E; Pritchard H; Tyzlik-Carver M Executing Practices New York Autonomedia 51-62 PEARL
Cox GF, Malevé N & Murtaugh M 2015 'Archiving the Data Body' in Parikka J; Krysa J Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048 Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press 125-142 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF 2015 'Generator' in Shanken E Systems Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press 186-189 Publisher Site PEARL
Cox GF 2015 'Postscript on the post-digital and the problem of temporality' in Berry D; Dieter M Postdigital Aesthetics: Art, Computation and Design Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 151-162 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Cox G 2015 'Postscript on the Post-digital and the Problem of Temporality' Postdigital Aesthetics Palgrave Macmillan UK 151-162 , DOI
Cox GF & McLean A 2014 'Not Just for Fun' in Goriunova O Fun and Software Exploring Pleasure, Paradox and Pain in Computing Bloomsbury Publishing USA 157-173 Publisher Site PEARL
Hans Knahl M & Cox G 2012 'Freedom, Control, Security' Virtual Community Building and the Information Society IGI Global 237-248 , DOI
Miles M 2004 'New Practices - New Pedagogies' Routledge , DOI
Conference Papers
Cox GF, Blackwell A & Lee SW 2016 'Writing the Live Coding Book' International Conference on Live Coding McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 12/10/2016 15/10/2016 PEARL
Cox G 2015 'What Does Live Coding Know?' International Conference on Live Coding ICSRiM, University of Leeds 13/07/2015 15/07/2015 Leeds University of Leeds 170-178 , DOI PEARL
Cox G 2002 'Generator: The Dialectics of Orderly Disorder' 45-49
Edmonds E, Candy L, Cox G, Eisenstein J, Fischer G, Hughes B & Hewett T 1999 'Panel: Individual and/versus social creativity' 36-41
Other Publications
Cox GF 2016 Ways of Machine Seeing. The Photographers Gallery 0 0 Publisher Site PEARL


Personal website: http://www.anti-thesis.net

Current research project: http://contemporaneity.au.dk/

For other publications see: https://plymouth.academia.edu/GeoffCox

ORCID details: 0000-0002-8543-3758