On this page you can download a series of publications and other works by members of the Institute, and some of its affiliates, from around the web. Papers are divided into our four main strands of current research activity.
Bio-Cultures and the Body
Lennard J Davis, ‘Justice and the Claims of Disability’
Jon Goodbun, ‘On the Romanticism of Immersive Technological Environments’
Emma McEvoy, ‘Groundless Metaphors and Livings Maps in the Writings of Mary Shelley’
Sina Najafi, The Body Web Gallery
Marquard Smith, ‘The Uncertainty of Placing: Prosthetic Bodies’
Marquard Smith & Joanne Morra, ‘Introduction: The Prosthetic Impulse’
Alexa Wright, ‘Monstrous Others, Monstrous Selves’
Alexa Wright & Alf Linney, ‘Conversation Piece’
Cultural Institutions: Education, Research, Archive
Matthew Charles, ‘Lines in Class: The Ongoing Attack on Mass Education’
David Cunningham, Documenta 12 Dossier: What is to be done? (Education)
Rachel Lichtenstein, ‘A Little Dust Whispered’
Rachel Lichtenstein, Archiving Chalkwell Hall
Sas Mays, ‘On the Political Materiality of the “Infinite” Text ‘
Peter Ride, ‘Reflections on “Resolutely Analogue? Art Museums in Digital Culture”’
David Cunningham, ‘The Concept of Metropolis: Philosophy and Urban Form’
David Cunningham, ‘Re-Placing the Novel: Sinclair, Ballard and the Spaces of Literature’
David Cunningham, ‘Slumming It: Mike Davis’ Grand Narrative of Urban Revolution’
Jon Goodbun, ‘Gregory Bateson’s Ecological Aesthetics’
Interview with Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf
Sina Najafi on Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates (sound file)
Stefan Szczelkun, ‘The Birthplace of British Democracy’
Alexandra Warwick, ‘The Scene of the Crime: Inventing the Serial Killer’
Anne Witchard, ‘Aspects of Literary Limehouse: Thomas Burke and Chinatown’
Anne Witchard, ‘Bedraggled Ballerinas on a Bus Back to Bow: The “Fairy Business”‘
Visual Culture Studies
John Beck, ‘Signs of the Sky, Signs of the Time’
David Cunningham, ‘Time, Modernity and Aesthetics in Lyotard’s Rewriting of Kant’
Katie Hill, ‘Legacy: Contemporary Photographic Works from China’
Marquard Smith (ed.), Visual Culture Studies: Interviews with Key Thinkers
Marquard Smith & Joanne Morra, ‘The Matrix: Morpheus in Exile’
Julian Stallabrass on Thomson & Craighead
Interview with Thomson & Craighead
Alter Ego: Short film of Alexa Wright’s installation, with Alf Linney, at FILE 2007.
Anecdote Archive: Dominic Willsdon talks about an unrealized project by Jon Rubin.
Ballard and Architecture: David Cunningham talks about J.G. Ballard, pop art & the novel.
Cabinet of Curiosity: Sina Najafi on Cabinet Magazine and the ‘culture of curiosity’.
City Cultures: David Cunningham at the City Cultures launch at the Architectural Association.
DeTank.tv Studio: Jon Goodbun and Filip Visnic on Open Tables installation at Tent London.
Exploding Cinema: Stefan Szczelkun’s interviews with the Exploding Cinema collective.
Flat Earth: 2007 film by Thomson and Craighead which weaves material found online.
Human-Computer Interfaces: Peter Cornwell talk at Central Saint Martins, May 2011
Metropolitics: David Cunningham’s 2009 public lecture at the Architectural Association.
Morris Dancers: Visual material from Stefan Szczelkun’s project, ’The Conspiracy of Good Taste’.
Rodinsky’s Room: Interview with Rachel Lichtenstein about her relationship to the East End.
Unprepared Piano: A piano is connected to a database of music MIDI files from all over the web.
AHRC Spiritualism and Technology project
AHRC Translating China project
Contemporary China Centre
International Association for Visual Culture
Journal of Visual Culture
Thomson & Craighead
The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture
University of Westminster Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. United Kingdom.