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Peter Nelson is an assistant professor in fine art, media studies, and computer games with a background as a practicing artist. He has lived and worked in East Asia for 15 years, publishing academic research in art history, media, and game studies, and exhibiting artworks internationally. His technical areas of expertise are in painting, drawing, 3D modeling, animation and fabrication and interactivity. His first book ‘Computer Games as Landscape Art’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2023) examines how first-person shooter computer games can be understood within the art historical trajectory of landscape, and his recent papers cover questions such as realism in the age of simulated images and the role of AI in digital creative processes.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 1 Nov 2019

Master, Masters of Fine Art (Research), University of New South Wales

Award Date: 15 Jan 2012

Bachelor, Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 15 Jan 2007


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Contemporary art
  • new media
  • Digital Media
  • BH Aesthetics
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Technology Aesthetics
  • NX Arts in general
  • landscape art
  • Computer-mediated Communication
  • ND Painting


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