Alexander Galloway: Heretical Computing
Join ICA Miami for an upcoming talk with writer and computer programmer Alexander Galloway, Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm ET.
Free admission with RSVP.
To be heretical is to overstep the limits of held opinion and dogma. What would “heretical computing” be like? What is more digital than the digital? What is more analog than the analog? In this lecture, Alexander Galloway asks precisely these questions and goes to the outer limits of technics through forms of hypertrophic digitality and exotic analogicity, testing techniques of encryption, compression, entropy, indeterminancy, opacity, and generic science.
About Alexander Galloway
Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is the author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect. His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation was published by the University of Chicago Press. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War. For ten years he worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel, and other software projects. Galloway’s last book was a monograph on the work of François Laruelle. He is currently finishing a new manuscript on the deep history of computation.