Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programer working on
issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of
He is a
founding member of the
software collective RSG and
creator of the Carnivore
and Kriegspiel projects.
associate professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York
he is author or co-author of five books on digital media and critical theory,
The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012),
Les Nouveaux Réalistes: Philosophie et postfordisme [The New Realists: Philosophy and Postfordism] (Léo Scheer, 2012),
The Exploit: A Theory of Networks written with Eugene Thacker (Minnesota, 2007),
Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006), and
Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004).
In 2010 he co-translated (with Jason E. Smith)
to Civil War by the French group Tiqqun (Semiotext[e]). Recently,
the Public School New York published French Theory Today: An Introduction to Possible Futures,
a set of five pamphlets documenting Galloway's seminar conducted there in the fall of 2010.
Galloway has given over a hundred lectures both across the U.S. and in
ten countries around the world. His writings have been translated into German,
French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish, and Polish. He is
recipient of a number of grants and awards including a
grant (2006) and a Golden Nica in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica (Linz,
Austria). The New York Times has described his
"conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the
Galloway's next project, a co-authored book with Eugene Thacker and
McKenzie Wark titled Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and
Mediation, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in fall
In his future work he intends to focus more
closely on French philosophy and the continental tradition.
Ph.D., The Literature Program, Duke University, 2001
B.A., Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, 1996
Scholarly interests include: critical theory, semiotics, aesthetics,
continental philosophy, digital media, networks, software, new media
art, games, and film.
Affiliated faculty member of the NYU Department of Comparative Literature