Prof Daniel Palmer is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from RMIT University. 

Daniel is a Professor in the School of Art at RMIT University, known for his writing on photography, digital media and contemporary art. His book publications include Dystopian and Utopian Impulses in Art Making: The World We Want, edited with Grace McQuilten (Intellect, 2023), Installation View: Photography exhibitions in Australia 1848–2020 (Perimeter Editions 2021) with Martyn Jolly; Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing (Bloomsbury 2017); Digital Light (Open Humanities Press, 2015), edited with Sean Cubitt and Nathaniel Tkacz; The Culture of Photography in Public Space (Intellect 2015), edited with Anne Marsh and Melissa Miles; Twelve Australian Photo Artists (Piper Press, 2009), co-authored with Blair French; and Photogenic (Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2005). His scholarly writings on photography and contemporary art have appeared in journals such as Photographies, Photography and Culture, Philosophy of Photography, Angelaki, Reading Room and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. 

Palmer has been the recipient of various awards and grants, and has been Chief Investigator on multiple ARC projects, including the ARC Discovery Project ‘Genealogies of Digital Light’ (2008-11) with Sean Cubitt and Les Walkling; an ARC Linkage Project ‘Photography as a Crime’ (2009-2012) with Anne Marsh, Melissa Miles, Mark Davison and the Centre for Contemporary Photography; and the ARC Discovery Project ‘Curating Photography in the Age of Photosharing‘ (2015-2018) with Martyn Jolly; and the ARC Discovery Project ‘Digital Photography: Mediation, Memory and Visual Communication’ (2020–22) with Scott McQuire, Nikos Papastergiadis, Sean Cubitt and Celia Lury.