Daniel Rourke

In his work Daniel exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities), including extensive research on the intersection between digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism. In his artistic practice Daniel devises and creates collaborative platforms that promote open and critical discourse on the topics of media theory and posthumanism.

In March 2015 artist & activist Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto: a call to push technologies beyond their breaking point, into the realm of the provocative and the weird. The project was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research, Berlin. The resulting 3D Additivist Cookbook – composed of the work of over 100 artists, designers and theorists – was published as a free 3DPDF on December 2nd 2016.

Writing and Art Practice
Daniel’s writing, lecturing, and artistic profile is extensive, including work with Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2017), Transmediale (Berlin, 2016 + 2017), Tate Modern (London, 2016), Sonic Acts Academy (Amsterdam, 2016 + 2017), Carnegie Mellon’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Pittsburgh, 2015), DarAlHokoomeh Project (Iran, 2014), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (London, 2014), The Wellcome Trust (London, 2013), AND Festival (Manchester, 2012), GLI.TC/H Fest (Chicago, 2012), as well as HOLO MagazineMedia-NAlluvium, and AfterImage Journals. He is also a regular contributor to Rhizome.org and Furtherfield.org.

Daniel is lecturer in Digital Design at London South Bank University, and associate lecturer in Digital Media Arts at the University of Brighton.



In 2015 Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push the 3D printer to its absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. Projects responding to that call were later published in The 3D Additivist Cookbook. In the framework of the Shiv Integer exhibition, iMAL invites Daniel for a lecture on the Manifesto+Cookbook, and for a two-days additivist masterclass.