CSNI is a research centre based in the School of Art and Creative Industries at London South Bank University. It brings together researchers from cultural studies, contemporary art, media and performance practice, software studies and computer science, who seek knowledge and understanding of how network culture transforms the production and circulation of images. We recognise that what constitutes an image has been radically transformed, and with it the theories that allow us to study it. Our aim is to broaden the discussion of the networked image to address planetary scale computation and wider ecologies including the non-human.
CSNI aims to be transdisciplinary in its approach to real world problems. It encourages experimental and collaborative approaches to open up new ways of thinking about individual and organisational cultural practices. CSNI is interested in fostering research which can be made accessible and has a wide public reach, and to this end has pioneered collaborative and embedded research with cultural partners.
If you are interested in collaborating with CSNI, please contact us on our email.
We are an international group of researchers, joined by an extensive list of visiting researchers from our partners institutions. We welcome applications to spend some research time at CSNI, as well as applications for PhDs in relevant areas of research.
Dan Barnard / Adam Brown / Geoff Cox / Annet Dekker (UoA) / Andrew Dewdney / Tim Fransen / Jon Lee / Dave Lewis / Joshua Magor / Elena Marchevska / Paula Roush / Franklyn Rodgers / Katrina Sluis (ANT) / Simon Terrill
Kendal Beynon / Mateus Domingos / Rachel Falconer / Teodora Sinziana Fartan / Rosie Hermon / Victoria Ivanova / Theresa Kneppers / Marco De Mutiis / Lynn Adhiambo Obath / Mētra Saberova / Marloes de Valk / James Wreford / Sannie Wu / Qian Xiao / D'bi.young anitafrika
View the full Centre for the Study of the Networked Image staff list here
For a more extensive list of all researchers associated with CSNI, visit our people webpage.
Learning Experiments in Computer Vision and Visual Literacy (June-Nov 2022) is funded by The Alan Turing Institute, with a project team of Geoff Cox (CSNI), Annie Davey (UCL Institute of Education), Yasmine Boudiaf (Justice Matrix), Nicolas Malevé (Constant/Aarhus University). Read more.
Documenting Digital Art: Re-thinking Histories and Practices of Documentation in the Museum and Beyond (2019-22) is a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and led by Professor Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter. Read more.
Curating Photography in the Networked Image Economy (2018-2020) is a project funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, led by Dr Wolfgang Brückle, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences. Read more.
The Contemporary Condition: The Representation and Experience of Contemporaneity in and through Contemporary Arts Practice (2016->) is a project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research at Aarhus University, and led by Jacob Lund and Geoff Cox. Read more.
Art and the Internet: The Network as a Research Area and Theme in New Visual Artistic Practices is a project funded by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain), led by Juan Martín Prada, Universidad de Cádiz. Read more.
Cultural Value and the Digital: Practice, Policy and Theory (2014) was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project with Royal College of Art and Tate Modern. Read more.
Tate Encounters: Britishness and Visual Cultures (2007-10) was an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project with Wimbledon College of Arts and Tate Britain. Read more.
More details on these projects, including previous ones and future ideas, can be found at our project webpage.
CSNI researchers publish books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and talks, and act as series editors, e.g., for The Contemporary Condition books (Sternberg Press), DATA browser books (Open Humanities Press), the open access online journal APRJA (Aarhus University and transmediale festival for art and digital culture), and support the Unthinking Photography platform of The Photographers’ Gallery.