Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, 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, was 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 last book was a monograph on the work of François Laruelle, published in 2014. He is currently finishing a new manuscript on the deep history of computation to be published in fall 2021 by Verso.
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 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Berlin Prize, and the Prix Ars Electronica. 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 professorships at the University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2012) and Harvard University (Fall 2016). During 2019-2020 he was a member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Ph.D., The Literature Program, Duke University, 2001
B.A., Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, 1996
Scholarly interests include: critical theory, digital media, continental philosophy, semiotics, aesthetics, networks, software, media art, games, and film.
Affiliated faculty member of the NYU Department of Comparative Literature