'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

Selected keynote, plenary and invited lectures


Masterclass, Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies (STSS), Institute of Philosophy of The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 February.

Invited lecture, Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies (STSS), Institute of Philosophy of The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 27 February.

Invited speaker on the collaborative development of dispositifs, 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Bogotá, Colombia, 30 January-1 February. 


Invited participant, event on the future of journals in the arts and humanities, Tate Britain, 12 December. Organised by Marq Smith (JVC), Chris Griffin (Head of Publications, Tate) and Emily Pringle (Head of Research, Tate). 

Invited to give Medea TalkMalmö University, Sweden, 14 November.

Invited to participate in Collaborative Future-Making syposium,  Malmö University, Sweden, 12-13 November.

Keynote lecture, 20 Years of File Sharing - What is Next?: Third Futures of Media Conference, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China, 8-10 November. 

Invited lecture, Radical Open Access - What's Next?, University of Nottingham, 23 October. 

Keynote lecture, Technology, Science, and Culture: A Global Vision, Universidad de las Américas (UDLAP), Puebla, Mexico, 6 September.

Invited lecture, Radical Open Access: Theory and Practice of Independent Academic Publishing, El Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 3 September. 

Invited lecture, Liberalism Must Be Defeated: On the Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene, El Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 2 September. 

Invited speaker, Critical Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, May 24. (Event organized by Goldsmiths in collaboration with Research England and Jisc.) 

Invited panellist (with Janneke Adema), 'Urgent Publishing: New Strategies for Publishing in Post-Truth Times', Making Public, hosted by The Institute for Network Cultures (Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) and the ArtEZ Press (ArtEZ Institute for the Arts), Amsterdam and Arnhem, Netherlands, 15-16 May. 

Invited panellist, Creating Commons: Affects, Collectives, Aesthetics, Transmediale Festival, House of the Cultures of the World, Berlin, February 1, 2019. (Panel hosted and organised by Cornelia Sollfrank and Felix Stalder on behalf of the Creating Commons @Zurick ZHdK research project. Other panellists include Laurence Rassel and Jeremy Gilbert.) 


Keynote speaker at Post-H(uman) Index? Politics, Metrics, and Agency in the Accelerated Academy conference, University of Cambridge, November 30.

Masterclass: An Introduction to Pirate Philosophy, with Prof. Gary Hall, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, November 29. 

Invited respondent, Public Programming III: Critical Studies and the Art School, Goldsmiths, University of London, May 18. 

Invited participant, Hacker Virtual Museum project workshop, McGill University, Montreal, January 19-21 (organised by Gabriella Coleman, Marcell Mars, Paula Bialski, Clemens Apprich and Chris Kelty).


Invited speaker, Political Education Enfield Southgate, Ruth Winston House, 190 Green Lanes, London N13 5UE, December 3, 3.00-5.00pm.

Invited speaker at The Digital University in a Neoliberal Age symposium, University of Birmingham, November 8.

Invited speaker for Open Access week, University College Cork, October 27. 

Invited speaker, '#postARTandSCIENCE' symposium, Wellcome Collection, London, September 22. 

Invited speaker at the Beyond GRAMMATRON: 20 Years Into the Future symposium, organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Mark Amerika's GRAMMATRON, British Computer Society, London, September 15.

Invited speaker at the ECHIC (the European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres) symposium at the World Humanities Conference, Liège, August 6-12. 

Invited talk, The Future is Now: World Authorship and Creative Futures seminar, American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, Universiteit Utrecht, July 6-9.

Plenary speaker, Flipping the Blend through BOIL (Blended Online Intercultural Learning), MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): New Directions in CALLT (Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching), Coventry University, June 29-30.

Keynote at the Publishing and Mediatization workshop, adjacent to the Mobilising Cultural Studies conference, organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) and the department for Culture Studies at Linköping University, Norrköping, June 19-21.

Invited speaker, Critical Digital Humanities symposium, University of Westminster, May 22-23. 

Invited speaker, Document Practices symposium, organised as part of the launch of the Artists' Writings & Publications Research Centre, University of Leeds, May 5. 

Invited speaker at The Hedging of the University: Deep Financialization and the Agency of Care in the Platform-Academia to Come, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Germany, April 26. 


Keynote lecture, Open Research Workshop, Goldsmiths, University of London, October 29. 

Public lecture, Faculty of Arts 2016-17 Public Lecture Series, Wolverhampton University, October 18. 

Invited talk at Forms of Criticism symposium, University of Westminster, June 30, 2016.

Invited talk on the importance of communication, impact and public engagement for academic research, University of Warwick, June 28, 2016. 

Invited talk, Cybernetic Subjectivities and the Mediation of Trust and Empathy, launch event for the Centre for Entangled Media Research, University of Lincoln, May 24-25, 2016.

Invited talk, University of Birmingham, May 23, 2016.

Invited talk, Charisma of the Book: Global Perspectives for the 21st Century, The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 14-16, 2016.

Invited lecture, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster, February 18, 2016. 

Keynote speaker, Hack the Book Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, January 22-24, 2016. (More details about the festival are available here. Photos from the event are available here.)


Invited talk on Interdisciplinary Research and Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges, a panel organised by Martina O’Sullivan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Cultural Studies, Rowman & Littlefield International, as part of Academic Book Week, and held at the Maughan Library, King’s College, London, November 10, 2015. (Video recording available here.)

Invited chair of the session on the sharing economy at the 7th Global Drucker Forum in Vienna, November 5-6. The Drucker Forum 2015 focused on the technology revolution, looking at topics like robotics, big data, Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing. Speakers on this session were Rachel Botsman, Robin Chase, Isabella Mader and Oussama Ammar. (A video recording of the complete session is here and the related discussion here.)

Invited talk on the Sociality of Sharing, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Warwick, September 23, 2015. 

Plenary speaker at Transformative Practice and Theory: Where We Stand Today, MeCCSA PGN Conference 2015, Coventry University, July 2–3, 2015. 

Invited talk on Piracy in Theory and Practice: Besides the Screen, AHRC Network event, Coventry University, April 9-10, 2015.

Invited talk on Publishing in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, March 24, 2015.


Invited lecture on Contemporary Critical Performances of the Authorial RoleAuthors and the World, Lancaster University, November 27-28, 2014.

Invited talk on The Post-Digital Scholar, Hybrid Publishing Lab and Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Germany, November 12-14, 2014.

Keynote speaker, Generation OpenEuropean University Institute (EUI), Florence, October 23, 2014. (Blogged at here.)

Keynote speaker, Knowledge Machines: The Potential of the Digital, University of Kent, September 27, 2014. (Conference blogged here.)

Invited talk on Researching Contemporary Culture, Institute of English Studies, University of London School of Advanced Study series of summer workshops for postgraduate and early career researchers, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London, July 14-16, 2014.

Invited talk on What is an Author, Now? Futures of Scholarly Communication and Academic Publishing: Roundtable Discussion with Steffen Boehm (Essex), Christian Fuchs (Westminster), Paul Kirby (Sussex), Governing Academic Life, conference on neoliberalism and the academy to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Michel Foucault, London School of Economics and Political Science, June 25-26, 2014.

Invited talk on Futures of Theory, Salon at the Whitechapel gallery in London on how the digital has transformed theory, with the artist Cornelia Sollfrank, June 12, 2014.

Invited talk at Digital ARTS Initiative, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark, June 6, 2014. 

Invited speaker at Challenges and Changes in Academic Publishing event,  coordinated by the MeCCSA PGN in collaboration with the Public Culture Hub, University of Sussex, March 5, 2014.

Invited lecture at Departamento de Letras, Humanidades e Historia del arte, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, January 14, 15, 2014. (A video version is available here and here.)

Invited lecture at  XVI International Symposium, 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Spanish Cultural Center, Mexico City, January 9, 10, 11, 2014 (also featured Leonidas Donskis, Member of European Parliament for Lithuania).


Invited lecture at the annual conference  of, the Swiss portal for historical sciences of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) and of the Swiss Historical Association (SGG), Bern, November 15, 2013.

Keynote speaker, Communicating Science: Science Publication and its AudienceThe Laboratory of Online Communication, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, October 24-25, 2013.

Invited speaker (with Revital Cohen + Tuur van Balen, Paz Sastre and Francisco Vergara) at panel on Mediations of Life: Open Knowledge, Open Science, Open Data, at the Festival of Electronic Arts and Video, Transitio_MX05 Biomediaciones, Mexico City, Mexico, September 20-29, 2013. 

Keynote speaker, 'What are the Digital Posthumanities?', DigitalHumanities@Leuven, University of Leuven, Belgium, September 18-20, 2013.

Invited speaker at Forget the Book: Writing in the Age of Digital Publishing, with Doug Sery and Sean Cubitt, CREATe at Goldsmiths,  Saturday, May 25, 2013. (Blogged about here and here.)

Invited speaker on Paperbound panel, chaired by Alessandro Ludovico, also featuring Janneke Adema, Lothar Müller and Markus Krajewski, Transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin, January 29 - February 3, 2013.


Invited speaker at Genre and New Technologies workshop, AHRC Interdisciplinary Genre Studies Network, University of Birmingham, December 10, 2013. 

Invited speaker at Digitisation and Value seminar, part of the Culture and Policy series, University of East London, December 5, 2012.

Invited talk at Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, November 13, 2012.

Keynote speaker for the series of events organised by the University of St Andrews Library for open access week, University of St Andrews, October 22-26, 2012. (Blogged at here.)

Chair and speaker on panel on copyright/copyleft with AND Publishing, Lucifer, and Joost Smiers, for Truth is Concrete, part of Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz, Austria, September 27, 2012.

Invited talk at Post-Digital Humanities? event, chaired by Armin Beverungen, also featuring presentations by Stevphen Shukaitis and Alessandro Ludovico, for the Hybrid Publishing Consortium – Leuphana Inkubator, Leuphana University, Germany, August 30, 2012.

Plenary speaker, Oxford Union Debate, with Tony Ageh, BBC's Controller of Archive Development, Susan Hasan, Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Nick Poole, Chief Executive of the Collections Trust, Europeana Plenary event: Connecting Society through Culture... the Power of Partnerships, Open Data and Cutting Edge Technology, Leuven, Belgium, June 13-15, 2012.

Invited talk at 'Better Living Through Sharing: Living Books About Life and Other Open Media Projects',  Europeana Plenary event: Connecting Society through Culture... the Power of Partnerships, Open Data and Cutting Edge Technology, Leuven, June 13-15, 2012 (also available on the Leuven plenary, Connecting Society through Culture website).

Invited talk at Now! Visual Culture, The International Association for Visual Culture: NYC Conference, New York, May 31–June 2, 2012.

Keynote speaker, The (Re)Making and Undoing of Peace/Conflict: Third International Conference in Communication and Media Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, April 11-13, 2012


Invited talk on Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net, online conference hosted by Archiving Cultures, Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster, October, 2011.

Invited lecture at Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies, University of Southern California, August 9-11, 2011.

Keynote speaker, Repository Fringe 2011, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, August 3-4, 2011.

Keynote speaker, Transformations, International Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University, July 7-8, 2011. (Introduction to keynote speaker from Paul Bowman available at

Invited talk at The Unbound Book conference, Amsterdam Central Library and the Royal Library in Den Haag, May 19-21, 2011 (organised by the Electronic Publishing and Interactive Media department at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, in cooperation with Book and Digital Studies at the University of Leiden and the Institute of Network Cultures). (Blogged at The Unbound Book.)

Invited talk at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, March 3, 2011.

Invited talk, 'Towards a New Political Economy: Open Humanities Press and the Open Access Monograph', OAPEN 2011: The First OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) Conference, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, February 24 – 25, 2011. (Results of the conference are available here.)


Invited talk, 'White Noise', Data Landscapes: Workshop 2, AHRC network event in conjunction with the British Antarctic Survey, University of Westminster, December 15, 2010.

Invited talk, 'Radical Open Access in the Humanities: or, Will the Future Editors of Žižek Have to Publish His Tweets?', for Open Access Week (Oct. 18-22) and as part of the Research Without Borders speaker series, Scholarly Communication Program, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, October 18, 2010.

Invited key participant, Robots and Avatars Lunch Debate 1: Artificial Intelligence, co-produced by body>data>space and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), June 28, 2010, NESTA, London.

Invited talk, 'Who Owns Research?', A Workshop for Postdoctoral Researchers, CRASSH (The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Cambridge, June 3, 2010. (Reviewed at Open Reflections.)

Plenary speaker, The Visual Culture Studies Conference I, organised by New York University; University of the Arts, London; and University of Westminster, London; and held at University of Westminster, May 27-29, 2010.

Invited talk, 'The Virtual University', Work in Progress Seminars, CRASSH (The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Cambridge, May 10, 2010.

Invited talk at Networks and Enclaves: Open Access and Work in the 21st Century University conference, presented by the UCI Humanities Center in conjunction with HumaniTech, with support from the University of California Humanities Research Institute and Coventry University, UK, and held at the University of California, Irvine,  US, February 11-12, 2010. (Blogged at Virtualpolitik.)

Keynote speaker, 3 lectures: 'The Missing Community', 'Deleuze's "Postscript on the Societies of Control"', and 'Media Gifts' - at the ‘Dispositifs’ colloquium, 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico City, Mexico, January 11-16, 2010. 

Invited talk, 'Open Access, Open Books, Open Humanities', 4.ª CONFERÊNCIA SOBRE O ACESSO LIVRE AO CONHECIMENTO, University of Minho – Braga, Portugal, November 26-27, 2009. (Blogged at Ideas Underground.)

Invited talk at School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, November 4, 2009.

Invited panellist at a workshop on new models in Open Access book publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), Lund, Sweden, September 16, 2009.

Plenary speaker at '"Follow the Money": The Political Economy of Open Access Publishing in the Humanities', 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing held by The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the DOAJ/Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden, September 14-16, 2009.

Keynote speaker, ‘Where forth now? What are the future possibilities, potentialities and suggestions for the world, nature, society, and humanity’ conference, TreeHouse Gallery, Regents Park, London, September 5, 2009.

Invited talk at Art Forum, Tasmanian School of Art – Hobart, University of Tasmania, August 14, 2009.

Invited talk at School of Visual and Performing Arts special event, Academy of the Arts – Launceston, University of Tasmania, August 11, 2009.

Keynote speaker, ‘Solid States, Liquid Objects: Discourses of Mediation’ international symposium, Monash University, Australia, August 19, 2009.

Co-organiser of, and presenter at, a session from the Open Humanities Press on open access monograph publishing, Second International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 8-10, 2009.

Plenary speaker at the new media seminar accompanying the Kurye International Video Festival, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2-12, 2009.

Keynote speaker at the on-line conference 'Vocaciones contemporáneas del editor', 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico City, Mexico, May, 2009.

Invited speaker, ‘Free, Libre, Open Media’, presented as part of the ‘Generation Net: Arts and Culture in the 21st Century’ guest speakers series, Nottingham University, April 23, 2009.

Invited talk, ‘New Media Theory 3G’, Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster, February 25, 2009.


Invited talk, ‘Pirate Philosophy (Version 3.0): Open Access, Open Editing, Open Content, Open Media’, Research Centre for Digital Material Culture, University of Sussex, November 19, 2008. (Blogged at Films Studies for Free.)

Invited talk, ‘Pirate Philosophy (Version 3.0): Open Access, Open Editing, Open Content, Open Media’, University of Durham, October 29, 2008.

Invited talk for Council on Library and Information Resource Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources synchronized seminar, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, US, September 24, 2008.

Invited moderator at the ‘Sensual Technologies’ symposium, organised by Brunel University’s School of Arts and held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, June 27, 2008.

Invited talk, ‘Cultural Studies Now' symposium, University of Heidelberg, Germany, May 6, 2008.

Invited talk, ‘Liquid Theory’, University of California Santa Barbara, US, April 4, 2008.

Invited talk, 'Liquid Theory', University of California Irvine, US, April 3, 2008.

Invited talk, ‘Ten Questions for Cultural Studies Today’, University of California Los Angeles, US, April 2, 2008.

Keynote speaker, Troublemakers/Making Trouble: Strategies of Creative and Critical Engagement From Within the Academy conference, University of Greenwich, February 22, 2008.


Invited talk, 'The Intellectual', Whitechapel Salon, a series of debates at The Whitechapel Gallery, London, November 29, 2007.

Invited talk, 'The Impact of the Humanities: or, What's Next for Open Access', Berlin 5 Open Access conference, Padua, Italy,  September 19-21, organised by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Padua.

Invited talk, ‘Hyper-Cultural Studies’, Cultural Studies Now conference, University of East London, July 19-22, 2007.

Keynote speaker, Second International Conference in Communication and Media Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus, May 2-4, 2007.

Invited talk, 'WikiNation', Istanbul Technical University, Bilgi, Istanbul, Turkey, April 30, 2007.

Invited talk, 'The Politics of Memory and the Archive', at the Memory, Technicity and Time' symposium, University of East London, April 18, 2007.

Invited talk, 'Post-politics', at the Do We Live in a Post World? conference, University of Lower Silesia, Poland, March 17, 2007.

Invited to present on the CSeARCH open access archive project at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, February 13, 2007.


Invited talk, 'New Cultural Studies', University of Western Sydney, Australia, August 27, 2006.

Invited talk, 'Ethics and New Media', Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia, August 21, 2006.

Invited talk, Westminster University's English Colloquia series on 'Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives', June 10, 2006.

Iinvited speaker alongside, among others, Prof. Douglas Kellner and Prof. Mark Poster at the Media, Body, Imagination conference series held at the University of California, Irvine, US, March 27-29, and the Free University, Berlin, Germany, in September 14-16, 2006.

Plenary speaker at Panic and Paranoia conference, Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, Australia, August 30, 2006.


Invited talk, 'New Cultural Studies', invited respondent to Professor Lawrence Grossberg's 'Caught in the Crossfire: Cultural Studies, Kids, and American Modernity', Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2005.


Invited talk, 'Cultural Theory in the Age of Digital Reproduction', Research seminar at the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University, April 28, 2004.

Invited talk, 'Hypercyberdemocracy', The Information Society, Post-Modern Virtualities and Cyberdemocracy: Critical Engagements with Professor Mark Poster, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, UK, July 3-4, 2004.


Invited talk, 'The Cultural Studies e-Archive Project: A Deconstructive Pragmatics of the Institution?', American Comparative Literature Association conference, San Marcos University, San Diego, US, April 4-6, 2003.


Conference lectures and talks

Why Are We Not Boycotting, Coventry University, December 8, 2015. 

'The Quantified Academic', presentation as part of the ’Data Subjects' panel at the Data Power conference, University of Sheffield, June 22-23, 2015.

‘On Peace and Conflict in the Middle East’, ACS Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, The University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, July 3-7, 2008.

'The Singularity of New Media', Remediating Literature conference, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, July 4-6, 2007.

'The Future of the Humanities in a Virtual World: or, How to Build an Ethical Institution', Rhetoric, Ethics, Politics, University of Ghent, Belgium, April 21-23, 2005.

'X-treme Cultural Studies', Crossroads in Cultural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, June 25-28, 2004.

'IT, Again', Virtual Materialities, International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference, Syracuse University, US, May 19-25, 2004.

'Prosthetics: Technology and the Human', Prosthetics and the Human, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, March 9, 2003.

'The Politics and Ethics of Electronic Archiving', The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive, University of Edinburgh, March 20-23, 2002.