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Laruelle: Against the Digital"Galloway’s lucid writing takes us on a thrilling journey into the details of Laruelle’s uncompromising thought of the One. It offers us challengingly fresh material for developing a non-representational view of computers, capitalism, art and ethics. Galloway’s profound critique of the discrete is an unmissable intervention into the thought of the digital today."
Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London
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Reviewed in Afterimage, boundary 2, EBR, Leonardo, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Review 31, and Technology and Culture.

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The Interface Effect"The Interface Effect fuses sophisticated contemporary theory with a detailed knowledge of the technics and techniques of digital media. Galloway is an important voice, and the book is sure to have a wide uptake among those interested in new media theory and contemporary aesthetics."
Jodi Dean, author of Blog Theory

Read Patrick Jagoda's review in the Los Angeles Review of Books and Seb Franklin's review in Radical Philosophy. Read Matteo Treleani's review in French, plus additional reviews available in French and Italian.

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Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation (with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark)"At a moment when media theory seems both ubiquitous and amorphous, more necessary than ever, yet often trapped in old paradigms or infatuated with new technology, Excommunication makes a timely and provocative intervention. There's so much intellectual ferment in this historically informed, radically contemporary volume that it might well be a founding document—has the New York school of media theory finally arrived?"
Thomas Bartscherer, Bard College

Reviewed in Afterimage, Culture Machine, e-fluxParrhesia, Radical Philosophy, and Reviews in Cultural Theory.

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Les nouveaux réalistes: philosophie et postfordisme (Trans. Clémentine Duzer et Thomas Duzer.)How to assess the recent explosion of philosophical realism? Is there a coincidence between today's ontological proposals and the cybernetic infrastructure? By exploring five contemporary French thinkers--Catherine Malabou, Bernard Stiegler, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Quentin Meillassoux, and François Laruelle--this book argues that only a materialist method, not a realist one, is capable of explaining the present conjuncture.

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French Theory Today: An Introduction to Possible FuturesPrior to being published in French, the five main chapters of Les Nouveaux Réalistes also appeared in English as part of the collaborative publication French Theory Today. Edited by Sarah Resnick, and designed by Kamomi Solidum and Anne Callahan, the booklets include special responses and contributions from Nicola Masciandaro, Eugene Thacker, Dominic Pettman, Jackson Moore, Stephen Squibb, Prudence Whittlesey, Taeyoon Choi, and David Horvitz.Originally printed and bound by hand in a special edition, the booklets are currently available as a free PDF download.

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The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (with Eugene Thacker)"The Exploit is that rare thing: a book with a clear grasp of how networks operate that also understands the political implications of this emerging form of power. It cuts through the nonsense about how 'free' and 'democratic' networks supposedly are, and it offers a rich analysis of how network protocols create a new kind of control. Essential reading for all theorists, artists, activists, techheads, and hackers of the Net."
McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto

Read reviews by Tiziana Terranova in Radical Philosophy and T'ai Smith in Art Journal.

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"Allegories of Control" Trilogy
Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization"An engaging methodological hybrid of the Frankfurt School and UNIX for Dummies... Galloway brings the uncool question of morality back into critical thinking" (more) —Ed Halter in The Village Voice"

Expressing some startling new lines of thought with refreshingly straightforward clarity, Galloway reminds all of us why thinking about networks and their protocols is so relevant to our time." —Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock

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Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture"This is contemporary media theory at its best." —Lev Manovich, author of The Language of New Media

Read reviews by Steven Shaviro and Olli Tapio Leino in Game Studies.

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The Interface Effect"The Interface Effect builds on the work of Marxist critical theorists such as Fredric Jameson, new media scholars such as Wendy Chun, and Galloway's own work in earlier books such as Protocol. ... An interface, for him, becomes a technique for thought: an 'allegorical device' that makes the social world accessible in an age of information. ... The Interface Effect raises many critical questions about the ways that contemporary human beings mediate a historical present that invariably eludes us" (more) —Patrick Jagoda in the Los Angeles Review of Books

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TRANSLATION

Introduction to Civil WarTiqqun

Translated from the French
by Alexander R. Galloway and Jason E. Smith.

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