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 

performative project Janneke Adema has put together, based on our ‘The Political Nature of the Book: On Artists’ Books and Radical Open Access’ article for New Formations, Number 78, Summer, 2013. 

Radical Open Access network


Gary as seen by Daniel Rozin's 'Mirror No.10' - ‘A photo paralyzes me, it freezes my life into an instant, it negates my ability to transform into something else. I become a “character”, a stopgap used to quickly fill a page layout, an instrument that amplifies banality’ (Wu Ming)Gary Hall is a theorist, writer, editor and publisher, working in the areas of new media, philosophy, art and politics. He is Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media, at Coventry University, UK. He is author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002), Digitize This Book! (Minnesota UP, 2008), and Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities (MIT, 2016), co-author of Open Education (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006) and Experimenting  (Fordham UP, 2007). His new monograph, The Uberfication of the University, is due to published in July 2016 by University of Minnesota Press.  

In 1999 with Dave Boothroyd he founded the critical theory journal Culture Machinea pioneer of open access in the humanities. In 2006 with Sigi Jottkandt and David Ottina he established  Open Humanities Press (OHP), the first open access publisher dedicated to critical theory. OHP currently has 19 journals in its collective. OHP’s open access monograph project - run in collaboration with Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan in its first five-year phase - was launched in 2009. It includes the Liquid Books series he edits with Clare BirchallTogether with Joanna Zylinska and Clare Birchall he also edits OHP's Living Books about Life, a Jisc-funded series of twenty-five open access books about life - with life understood both philosophically and biologically - that provides a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. In 2010 he was visiting fellow in The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge; from 2013-2015 he was visiting professor at the Hybrid Publishing Lab – Leuphana Inkubator, Leuphana University, Germany.

He has given lectures and seminars at institutions around the world including the Australian National University, Columbia University, European University Institute, University of Heidelberg, University of Calfornia, Irvine, K.U. Leuven, Lund University, Monash University, New York University, University of Southern California, the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.  With over thirty peer-reviewed publications in edited books and academic journals including American LiteratureAngelakiCultural StudiesJournal of Visual Culture, New FormationsThe Oxford Literary Review and Radical Philosophy, his work has been translated into Chinese, French, Japanese, Turkish, Russian and Slovenian. He is currently developing a series of politico-institutional interventions that draw on digital media to actualise or creatively perform critical theory; and completing a new monograph, Ubercapitalism/Data Commonism.