Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Fall 2018
Alexander Galloway is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where he focuses on media theory and contemporary philosophy. He received a BA in modern culture and media from Brown University, and PhD in literature from Duke University. As a programmer and artist, Galloway’s projects include Carnivore, a networked surveillance-tool based on the eponymous FBI software (awarded a Golden Nica at Ars Electronica 2002), and Kriegspiel, based on a war game designed by Guy Debord. He is founding member of the Radical Software Group (RSG).
Galloway has held visiting posts at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, and is the author of Laruelle: Against the Digital (Minnesota, 2014), The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012), Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006), and Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004). He is the recipient of a Humanities Council Fellowship at New York University (2007) and a Creative Capital grant (2006).