Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication (On Leave 2019-2020)
Media, Culture, and Communication
Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. He is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012). His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, has recently been published by the University of Chicago Press. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War (Semiotext[e], 2010). For ten years he worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel and other software projects. Galloway's newest project is a monograph on the work of François Laruelle, published in October 2014.
Galloway has given over two hundred talks both across the U.S. and in ten countries around the world. His writings have been translated into eleven languages. He is recipient of a number of grants and awards including a Creative Capital grant (2006) and a Golden Nica in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria). The New York Times has described his practice as "conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment."
A member of the NYU faculty since 2002, Galloway has also held visiting posts at the University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2012) and Harvard University (Fall 2016).
- Laruelle: Against the Digital (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).
- The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012).
- Les Nouveaux Réalistes: Philosophie et postfordisme [The New Realists: Philosophy and Postfordism]. Trans. Clémentine Duzer et Thomas Duzer. (Editions Léo Scheer, 2012).
- Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006).
- Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004).