'Towards a Post-Digital Humanities: Cultural Analytics and the Computational Turn to Data-Driven Scholarship', American Literature, Volume 85, Number 4, December, 2013.


The Unbound Book: Academic Publishing in the Age of the Infinite Archive’, Journal of Visual Culture, volume 12, issue 3, 2013.

See also Forget the Book: Writing in the Age of Digital Publishing, with Doug Sery, Sean Cubitt and Sarah Kember, CREATe at Goldsmiths, University of London, 25 May, 2013.

'#MySubjectivation', New Formations, Number 79, Autumn, 2013.

Pirate Philosophy

'Pirate Radical Philosophy', Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, 173, May/June, 2012.

Piracy and the law

Lecture on pirate philosophy

Special issue of Culture Machine on pirate philosophy

Open Access

Most of Gary's work is freely available to read and download either here, in the OA archive CSeARCH or in Coventry University's online repository CURVE here

'The Political Nature of the Book: On Artists' Books and Radical Open Access' (co-authored with Janneke Adema), Materialities of the Text issue of New Formations, Number 78, Summer, 2013.

Lecture on 'Radical open access in the humanities: or, will the future editors of Žižek have to publish his tweets?' at Columbia University

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Gary Hall is a critical theorist working on politics, philosophy, and new media technologies. He is Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the School of Art and Design, and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University, UK, as well as visiting professor at the Hybrid Publishing Lab – Leuphana Inkubator, Leuphana University, Germany. Author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006) and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007), he is also co-founder (in 1999) of the open access journal Culture Machine, a pioneer of OA in the humanities, and co-founder (in 2006) of Open Humanities Press, which was the first open access publisher explicitly dedicated to critical and cultural theory. With over thirty peer-reviewed publications in edited books and academic journals including American Literature, Angelaki, Cultural Studies, Journal of Visual Culture, New Formations, The Oxford Literary Review and Radical Philosophy, his work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Russian and Slovenian. In 2010 he was Visiting Fellow in The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge. Together with Clare Birchall and Joanna Zylinska he published the JISC-funded Living Books about Life (Open Humanities Press, 2011), a series of over twenty open access books about life - with life understood both philosophically and biologically - that provides a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Currently he is developing a series of politico-institutional interventions - dubbed activist scholarship - that draw on digital media to actualise or creatively perform critical and cultural theory; and writing two monographs, Media Gifts and Pirate Philosophy, as well as a co-authored book, Open Education: A Study in Disruption