'Filosofía pirata, edición libre', discussion with Perro Tuerto y Pucho (El Rancho Electrónico) y Gabriela Méndez Cota (Universidad Iberoamericana) for the Mexico city radio station Ibero, September 12, 2019.

Open Humanities Press – The Inhumanist Manifesto

Pirate Philosophy, This Is Not A Pipe Podcast

HyperCritical Theory

Übercapitalism and What Can Be Done About It

Recent publications

Masked Media (limited edition paper-only publication for The House That Heals The Soul exhibition, Tetley, Leeds, 2018) 

 The Inhumanist Manifesto: Extended Play (Techne Lab, 2017)

Open Access

Most of Gary's work is freely available to read and download either here in Media Gifts or in Coventry University's online repositories PURE here, and CURVE here 

Radical Open Access

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Thermal Objects and The Nature of Data Centers: new double issue of Culture Machine

We are excited to announce the publication of the latest edition of the open access journal Culture Machine ( This is a special double-issue, consisting of:

Culture Machine Vol. 17 (2019):  Thermal Objects, edited by Elena Beregow

Culture Machine Vol. 18 (2019): The Nature of Data Centers, edited by Mél Hogan and Asta Vonderau

The contents of each issue are provided below.

Established in 1999, Culture Machine is now edited principally by Gabriela Méndez Cota and Rafico Ruiz. Its aim is to seek out and promote scholarly work that engages provocatively with contemporary technical objects, processes and imaginaries from the North and South. Building on its open ended, non-instrumental, and exploratory approach to critical theory, Culture Machine is actively calling for creative proposals that contest and come up against globalizing technical narratives and the environmental logics of extraction.

Culture Machine is part of Open Humanities Press


Vol. 17: Thermal Objects, edited by Elena Beregow


Editorial: Theorizing Temperatures and the Social − Elena Beregow

Time, Temperature and its Informational Turn – Wolfgang Ernst
Hot and Cold Techniques in the Longue Durée of Media − Erhard Schüttpelz
Cooked or Fermented? The Thermal Logic of Social Transformation − Elena Beregow
Thermocultures of Memory – Samir Bhowmik
Natural Ice and the Emerging Cryopolis: A Historical Perspective on Urban Cold Infrastructure – Paula Schönach
Infernal Machinery: Thermopolitics of the Explosion − Nigel Clark
Thermal Violence: Heat Rays, Sweatboxes and the Politics of Exposure − Nicole Starosielski
As ‘index and metaphor’: Migration and the Thermal Imaginary in Richards Mosse’s Incoming − Niall Martin
Distance Runners as Thermal Objects: Temperature Work, Somatic Learning and Thermal Attunement – John Hockey and Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
Posthuman Dance: Body Heart and Haptic Intimacy in ORA – Hilary Bergen
Thermal Envelopes: Heat and Warmth in Installation Art − Gunnar Schmidt
Performative Raw Clay Practices and Ceramic Firing Techniques − Agustina Andreoletti



Vol. 18: The Nature of Data Centers, edited by Mél Hogan and Asta Vonderau

Editorial − Mél Hogan and Asta Vonderau

Resurrection from Bunkers and Data Centers − Adam Fish and Bradley L. Garrett
Emplacing Data Within Imperial Histories: Imagining Iceland as Data Centers’ ‘Natural’ Home − Alix Johnson
Silicon Forest and Server Farms: The (Urban) Nature of Digital Capitalism in the Pacific Northwest − Anthony M Levenda and Dillon Mahmoudi
The Second Coming: Google and Internet Infrastructure – Vicki Mayer
An Apple a Day: Listening to Data Centre Site Selection through a Sonospheric Investigation − Matt Parker
Managing Carbon and Data Flows: Fungible Forms of Mediation in the Cloud − Anne Pasek
The Data Center as Technological Wilderness − A.R.E Taylor
Data Centres as Impermanent Infrastructures − Julia Velkova
Storing Data, Infrastructuring the Air: Thermocultures of the Cloud − Asta Vonderau
When Infrastructure Becomes Failure: A material analysis of the limitations of cloud gaming services − Sean RM Willett


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