MachineMachine is the website and archive of writer/artist Daniel Rourke.


In his work Daniel Rourke exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities), including extensive research on the intersection between digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism. In his artistic practice Daniel devises and creates collaborative platforms that promote open and critical discourse on the topics of media theory and posthumanism.


In March 2015 artist & activist Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto: a call to push technologies beyond their breaking point, into the realm of the provocative, and the weird. The project was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research, Berlin. The resulting 3D Additivist Cookbook – composed of the work of over 100 artists, designers and theorists – was published as a free 3DPDF publication on December 2nd 2016.

See here for news, press and events.


Daniel will complete his practice-based PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, soon. Further detail:

Writing and Art Practice

Daniel’s writing, lecturing, and artistic profile is extensive, including work with Tate Modern (London, 2016), Sonic Acts Academy (Amsterdam, 2016), Carnegie Mellon’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Pittsburgh, 2015), DarAlHokoomeh Project (Iran, 2014), The Wellcome Trust (London, 2013), AND Festival (Manchester, 2012), GLI.TC/H Fest (Chicago, 2012), as well as HOLO Magazine, Media-N, Alluvium, and AfterImage Journals. He is also a regular contributor to and

Please look to the portfolio section of this website for further written and artistic work.


Daniel is lecturer in Digital Design at London South Bank University, and associate lecturer in Digital Media Arts at the University of Brighton.

This Website

Please get in touch immediately to offer him jobs and bags full of cash.

The /stream section of this site archives what Daniel reads, writes, watches, thinks, researches, and does as part of an ongoing experiment with aggregation and meaning. You can think of it as an interactive notebook and portfolio. Click. All. The. Things.

Some ongoing art projects:

Social Media:

A long time ago…

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. In 2007/2008 I also wrote at Space Collective, under the imaginative moniker ‘Rourke‘. The archives for my music radio show and podcast can be browsed here.