Tom Milnes is an artist, researcher and curator. He holds a Ph.D. from Falmouth University in Media Aesthetics of Glitch in 3D-scanning in Art Practice. He has exhibited internationally including at: Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale - Korea, AND/OR - London, The Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia - Gdansk, and W139 - Amsterdam. Milnes was recently the JOYA: arte + ecologia artist-in-residence and was selected for the MOSTYN Open. He is the curator and founder of the online platforms Polygon Palm and Digital Artist Residency.
Milnes’ practice exposes the materiality of technology, engaging with cultural impact of media through quirky errors or hidden subcultures. The invention and popularity of certain technologies has created an array of cultures and subcultures reliant upon its media, which is explored through with the technology itself. His recent research concentrates on the materiality of data, automation and 3D technologies that are subject to cloud computing. Environmental and historical concerns emanate from a collection of works which explore the locations of cloud computing sites and the (precious) materials which compose them.