Alexander R. Galloway (1974) is an author and associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He has a Bachelors Degree in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University in 2001. Galloway is known for his writings on philosophy, media theory, contemporary art, film, and video games.
Galloway's first book, Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization, is a study of information networks and their political and computational effects. His other published writings examine film noir, video games, software art, hacktivism, and digital aesthetics. Galloway has conducted several seminars through The Public School NYC, including "French Theory Today" and he has translated the work of philosopher François Laruelle and the Tiqqun collective. Galloway is also a programmer and artist. He is a founding member of the Radical Software Group (RSG), and his art projects include Carnivore (awarded a Golden Nica at Ars Electronica 2002), and Kriegspiel (based on a war game originally designed by Guy Debord).
French Theory Today — An Introduction to Possible Futures, The Public School New York, 2010. ISBN 978-2756104126 (translated into French as Les Nouveau Réalistes - Philosophie et Postfordisme, Editions Leo Schéer, 2012)