MachineMachine is the website and archive of Daniel Rourke.

I am a writer, researcher, educator and artist.

My work is concerned with re-articulating the digital in light of current debates surrounding posthumanism, and is predominantly realised through critical fabulations that treat everything as a science fiction.

I am currently finalising a PhD in Art (and writing) Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. My research project explores digital autonomy, (post)human error and glitches in Things through fabulations of The Phantom ZoneThe Thing, Robinson CrusoeKipple, and other detritus.

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I am feature and review writer for and

I am a 0.5 lecturer in Digital Media Arts at London South Bank University, and associate lecturer for the History of Art, Design and Film at Kingston University, London. If you would like to employ me, please get in touch.

I don’t feel the need to distinguish between words, links, videos and images. This website is my attempt to play between their differences.

The stream section of this site archives what I read, write, watch, think and research as part of an ongoing experiment of networks and memory. Many of the ideas captured in this web will eventually make up the content of my thesis. You can think of it as an interactive notebook/portfolio. Click. All. The. Things.

Some ongoing net / network art projects you should take a look at:

  • Gifbites: collaborative project on/about/for animated GIFs
  • net/performance collaboration with Kyoung Kim
  • rourke_ebooks: a twitter bot version of me

I’d love to hear from you via email, twitter, facebook, or


I used to write for an archive of past articles can be browsed here

My really really really old blog/website,, has gone into stasis. Explore it at your leisure.

The archives for my music radio show and podcast can be browsed here.

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