Dr Nick Lambert head of research at Ravensbourne

Dr Nicholas Lambert BA (Hons), DPhil


Dr Lambert researches the application of technology in contemporary art and visual culture. He looks at digital and interfaces, and the relation of art and science. He has written on the history of computer art and engaged with artists and theorists in this field. This includes the evolution of interfaces and display technologies. He has developed art works for immersive environments and exhibited in London, New York and elsewhere.

He works with the VASARI Research Centre in digital media at Birkbeck. This centre has links with Ravensbourne, including collaborative research projects for augmented reality in museums.

Dr Lambert has also been principal investigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), European Union (EU) projects, and contributed to research as postgraduate doctoral (PhD) supervisor, external examiner and course developer for institutions in the UK and abroad. He also works with the Lumen Prize for digital art and is chair of the Computer Arts Society.


Book chapters:

  • Digital Roadtrips: The shifting landscape of digital art shows in Museums and Digital Culture, ed. Tula Gianini & Jonathan Bowen (Springer, forthcoming 2019)
  • Squaring the Circle: Wilfred’s Lumia and his rejection of 'colour music' in Music, Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl: The Musicalization of Art, ed. Diane Silverthorne (Bloomsbury, 2018)
  • "Internet Art versus the Institutions of Art" in Art and the Internet, ed. Phoebe Adler and Domenico Quarenta (Black Dog, 2014)


The Cybernetic Moment: Roy Ascott and the British cybernetic pioneers, 1955-1965” in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Volume 42, 2017 - Issue 1-2: The Experimental Generation

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