WRITING

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

FORTHCOMING. "Creating Art with AI." Odradek

2022. "Look a Little (Chuck) Closer: Aesthetic Attention and the Contact Phenomenon." British Journal of Aesthetics

2022. "Why Draw Pictures that Already Exist? Photo-based Drawings and the Presence Phenomenon." TRACEY 16 (1): 15-28.

2021. "Creative Agency as Executive Agency: Grounding the Artistic Significance of Automatic Images." [Winner of the John Fisher Memorial Prize] The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 79 (4): 415-427

2021. “Visibility, Creativity, and Collective Working Practices in Art and Science.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (5)

Interviews, Commentaries and Reviews

2021. “Interview with Almudena Romero.” Philosophy Photography Lab

2020. "Commentary on 'Photography and Causation: Responding to Scruton's Scepticism." British Journal of Aesthetics 60th Anniversary Virtual Issue

2020. “Antony Gormley Royal Academy of Arts 21 September – 3 December 2019." British Journal of Aesthetics 60 (1): 89-92

2018. "A Portrait of Philosophy: The Photographs of Steve Pyke and the Conversations of Hans Maes." Portraits and Philosophy: A Conversation Exhibition Catalogue 2-10.

Conference Proceedings

2019. "Photography, Digital Techology, and Hybrid Art Forms." Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics 11: 43-59

2018. “The Epistemic Value of Photographs in the Age of New Theory.” Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics 10: 1-18.

 

2017. “Does a Mechanistic Etiology Reduce Artistic Agency?” Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics 9: 1-14.

Editor's Introductions

2022. “Editor’s Introduction [with Sarah Kiernan].” Debates in Aesthetics 17 (2): 5-12. 

 

2021. “Editor’s Introduction [with Sarah Kiernan].” Debates in Aesthetics 17 (1): 5-11. 

 

2021. “Editor’s Introduction [with Eleen Deprez].” Debates in Aesthetics 16 (1): 5-11. 

 

2020. “Editor’s Introduction [with Eleen Deprez].” Debates in Aesthetics 15 (2): 3-7. 

 

2020. “Editor’s Introduction [with Eleen Deprez].” Debates in Aesthetics 15 (1): 5-9. 

 

Work in Progress

Beautiful Experiments in Art and Science

Experimentation forms a crucial part of both artistic and scientific practice. In this work, I survey the convergences and divergences between different forms of experimentation in art and science in order to compare the aesthetic qualities that are valued in these practices.

Appreciating Hybrid Arts

To account for the different ways that arts are developed and manifested in other arts, in this paper I develop a classificatory framework that describes how arts may be hybridized through medium and social practices, pertaining to display for example. In doing so, I demonstrate why such an account is vital for proper appreciation of certain arts.

AI: Artistic Tool or Collaborator?

I examine three kinds of collaboration that can be found in the philosophical literature on artistic authorship - collective authorship, co-creatorship, and co-production - to determine whether human-AI interactions comprise joint efforts as per such kinds, or whether AI systems are just particularly complex artistic tools.

Automating Aesthetic Choices: How Does AI Impact Human Creativity?

As many theorists have highlighted, there is the risk that, with the increased automation of the processes of aesthetic creation and aesthetic choices, values become increasingly homogenised and, accordingly, aesthetic diversity decreases. To assess how increases in automation and rule-based production processes impact upon human creativity, I examine the role of constraints in creative practice.