Joel McKim

Joel McKim is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture and the Director of the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology at Birkbeck, University of London. He is interested in the history and theory of computational images, contemporary digital animation, and the impact of new technologies on art, architecture and design. He is the author of Architecture, Media and Memory: Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York (2018) and was recently a visiting research fellow at the V&A working on a project entitled “A Prehistory of Machine Vision” involving the museum’s Computer Art Collections.

Works by Joel McKim:

Into the Universe of Rendered Architectural Images

June 2019

"While the capacity to intervene in the production of urban space or formulate an effective vision of what’s to come has appeared increasingly cut off to the general population, long-term development projects and real-estate schemes continue to dictate city transformation well into the future. And we are increasingly inundated with the architectural visualisations that accompany these plans..."