{ Milos & Slavica }
We are engaged in a lifetime collaboration and a family excursion across the worlds of art, science and parenting. We find these worlds likewise pivoting on the common point of investment in learning, which is always a communal affair even at its most intimate. Making use of all the means at our disposal, whether artistic, scientific or parental, we endeavor to understand the inescapable tension, inherent to all learning, between the commitment to recapitulation and the openness to diversity.


Slavica PhD English Literature & Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham

Milos PhD Fine Art & Computing, University of Leeds

Current / Forthcoming


Screen Sailor ~ entertainment app for Mac

Hovertino ~ productivity app for Mac

FuncDoodle ~ educational app for iPad

Mile & the Ocean ~ interactive stories for iPad

Academic Publications & Presentations – Slavica

"Traversing the Space of the Oral-Written Continuum: Medially Connotative Back-Referring Formulae in Landnámabók", in Moving Words: Literacies, Texts and Verbal Communities of the Nordic Middle Ages, ed. Amy Ch. Mulligan and Else Mundal (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming in 2016)

"In the Refracted Light of the Mirror Phrases sem fyrr var sagt and sem fyrr var ritat: Sagas of Icelanders and the Orality-Literacy Interfaces", Journal of English and Germanic Philology (forthcoming in 2016)

Review of " 'Why is Your Axe Bloody?' A Reading of Njáls Saga" by William Ian Miller, Modern Language Review, 111 (1) (forthcoming in Jan 2016)

Seminar on memory studies in premodern Scandinavia, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Nov 2015)

"Distributed Reading: Formulaic Patterns and Communal Ideation in the Sagas of Icelanders", 16th International Saga Conference, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Aug 2015)

"What Do Old Norse Studies and Brain Sciences Have in Common?", Roundtable on Memory in Old Norse Studies, 16th International Saga Conference, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Aug 2015)

"Twisted Mirror Twins: Grettir the Strong and Þorgeirr Hávarsson in Each Other’s Light", International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds (Jul 2015)

Selected Group Shows

"The Meteoric Theory of Art", art:language:location art festival, Cambridge (16 Oct – 2 Nov 2014) video

The stranger that is next to me, Errant Bodies project space, Berlin (2014)

A Given Structure, Fringe Arts Bath Festival (2014)

The 17th National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art and touring (2013)

Open Exhibition 2013 – Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre (2013)

Larroque Art Fest 2013, Larroque, France (2013)

Memory B(L)anks, The Axis Art Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire (2011)

Pop Revolution, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy (2011)

New Directions in Drawing, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver (2011)

Overview, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (2009)

HI RES / LO RES – Art from the Ends of the Digital Spectrum, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University (2006)

NEW MATH: Recent Algorithmic Art, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (2006)

Hibrida II, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and Galerie Brno, Brno, Czech Republic (2005)

Top 40 — Juried International Competition for Digital Art and Photography, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (2005)

Permanent Collections – Milos

volatile public static (PhD project), Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (since 2004) link

Virgin of the Sign (icon), entire altar wall of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Bradford (since 1999) link


"The Best from the North of England", National Open Art Exhibition 2013, Royal College of Art


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award

Spectrum Painting Prize, BA degree show, Leeds Metropolitan University


Viking Society Research Support Fund

Christine Fell Bursary, School of English, University of Nottingham

Graduate School Travel Prize, University of Nottingham

Art Publications

"Waiting for Slavica", in Rattle: A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing 2 (2011): 41–62 [link]

12-Pages (a TBC Artists' Collective publication), "Movement" issue (May 2011): 24–31 [link]

HESSA Inprint, "Monsters & Heroes" issue (May 2011): 30–33 [link]

Selected Academic Publications & Presentations – Milos

"Art in the Time of Contractions", MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, volume 24, number 4 (Dec 2014), pp 536–538

"Formulaic Spacing and Communal Ideation", invited lecture Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (2013)

(with Slavica) "Talent of the Distributed Author", in Modes of Authorship in the Middle Ages, ed. by Slavica Rankovic et al. (Toronto: PIMS, 2012) [link]

"Something like thinking, that is, intervenes (Hebb): The spectral spiritualization that is at work in any tekhnē (Derrida)", The Human and Its Limits international conference, University of Bergen, Norway (2011) [link]

"Aesthetic Selection of Naked Genes", in proceedings of ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program 2007 (in collaboration with Leonardo), Augsburg, Germany (2007) [link]

"Frozen Complexity", in Thinking Through Art: Reflections on Art as Research, ed. by Katy MacLeod and Lin Holdridge with foreword by Sir Christopher Frayling and afterword by James Elkins (London: Routledge, 2006): 156–167 [link]


Theory and Practice of Handmade Distributed Representation: On the Tip-Splitting Instability and the Infinite Precision of the Lossy Incompressible (University of Leeds, 2007) [link]

Selected Academic Publications – Slavica

Edited Books

Modes of Authorship in the Middle Ages (Toronto: PIMS, 2012) [link]

Along the Oral-Written Continuum: Types of Texts, Relations and their Implications (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010) [link]

Journal Articles

"Immanent Seas, Scribal Havens: Distributed Reading of Formulaic Networks in the Sagas of Icelanders", European Review 22.1 (2014): 45–54 [link]

"Managing the 'Boss': Epistemic Violence, Resistance and Negotiations in Milman Parry's and Nikola Vujnović's Pričanja with Salih Ugljanin", Oral Tradition 27.1 (2012): 5–66 [link]

"Who is Speaking in Traditional Texts? On the Distributed Author of the Sagas of Icelanders and Serbian Epic Poetry", New Literary History 38.2 (2007): 239–307 [link]

"Golden Ages and Fishing Grounds: The Emergent Past in the Sagas of Icelanders", Saga-Book 30 (2006): 39–64 [link]


The Distributed Author and the Poetics of Complexity: A Comparative Study of the Sagas of Icelanders and Serbian Epic Poetry (University of Nottingham, 2006) [link]