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BIO

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Associate professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, mostly recently The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012). His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, has just 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 has given over a hundred lectures both across the U.S. and in ten countries around the world. His writings have been translated into eight 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."

Galloway's next project is a monograph on the work of François Laruelle, set to be published in October 2014.

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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