Nick’s interests revolve around the digital medium and its application in contemporary art and visual culture. Through this, he engages with questions about the boundary between “fine” and “applied” arts, design and interfaces, and the relation of art, science and technology. He has researched the history of computer art and engaged with artists and theorists in this field. He has also developed parallel interests in the history of digital technology, in particular its roots in Cold War America. The evolution of interfaces and display technologies is also part of his research, including some practical as well as theoretical outcomes.
He is also responsible for the VASARI Research Centre in digital media at Birkbeck. This centre has links with Ravensbourne, where he is a sessional lecturer and delivers tutorials on dissertation preparation.
Dr Nicholas Lambert has a first degree from SOAS University of London and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. His PhD covered the evolution of digital-specific art forms under the general rubric of “computer art”, although he showed this was not a unified style or movement in the traditional sense.
Nick also lectures in digital art and culture in the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London.
Dr Nicholas Lambert BA Hons (SOAS) PhD (Oxon)
Head of Research