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,
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
to Civil War (Semiotext[e], 2010).
For ten years he worked with RSG on
Kriegspiel and other software
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.
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 is a monograph on the work of François Laruelle,
set to be published in late 2014.
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