'The Uberfication of the University', Discover Society, July 30, 2015.

Open to Disruption: Education and "either/and" Media Practice', interview with Gary Hall, Shaun Hides and Jonathan Shaw published in Journal of Media Practice, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2015. 

Open Education: A Study in Disruption (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014) - book co-authored by Coventry’s Open Media Group and Mute Publishing. (Open access version available here.)

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. 

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.

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

Lecture on 'Radical open access in the humanities: or, will the future editors of Žižek have to publish his tweets?' at Columbia University, New York, October 18, 2010. 

Piracy Theory

Talk on 'Piracy and Open Access', The Post-Digital Scholar conference, Leuphana University, Germany, November 12-14, 2014. 

'Pirate Radical Philosophy', Radical Philosophy, 173, May/June, 2012.

Special issue of Culture Machine on Pirate Philosophy (2011)

Lecture on Pirate Philosophy, Coventry University, September 29, 2008.

Disrupting the Humanities

Series of events looking at research and scholarship in a 'posthumanities' context, organised by the Centre for Disruptive Media, and featuring Mark Amerika, Søren Pold, Monika Bakke, Iris van der Tuin and Johanna Drucker:

Disrupting the Scholarly Establishment: How to Create Affirmative and Alternative Institutions (March 2014)

Aesthetics of the Humanities (June 2014)

Radical Methodologies for the Posthumanities (March 2015)

Liquid, Living Books

Force of Binding: On Liquid, Living Books (Version 2.0: Mark Amerika Mix)’,, companion website to Mark Amerika, remixthebook (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Living Books About Life, a series of twenty five open access books, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and published by Open Humanities Press (OHP)


Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press - an imprint of MPublishing, University of Michigan, 2011)

Liquid Books, a series of open access books, published by OHP, that users can rewrite, remix, reformat, reversion, reuse, reinvent and republish

New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2009)

Fluid notes on liquid books in Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy W. Hunsinger eds, Putting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play: The Center for Digital Discourse and CultureCenter for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) @ Virginia Tech.

Culture Machine

Culture Machine Live - series of podcasts considering a range of issues including the digital humanities, internet politics, the future of cultural studies, cultural theory and philosophy. Interviewees and speakers include Johanna Drucker, N. Katherine Hayles, Chantal Mouffe, Geert Lovink, Alan Liu, Ted Striphas, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.


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 media theorist working at the intersection of 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) and Digitize This Book! (Minnesota UP, 2008), co-author of Open Education: A Study in Disruption (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006) and Experimenting  (Fordham UP, 2007). He is also author/editor/curator of two more experimental books: Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me (Open Humanities Press, 2011); and (with Clare Birchall) New Cultural Studies: The Liquid Theory Reader (Open Humanities Press, 2009). His new monograph, Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities, is forthcoming from MIT Press in early 2016. 

In 1999 with Dave Boothroyd he founded the critical and cultural theory journal Culture Machine, a 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 and cultural theory, OHP was launched publicly in 2008 by an international group of scholars including Alain Badiou, Jonathan Culler, Steven Greenblatt, Lawrence Grossberg, Donna Haraway, N. Katherine Hayles, Bruno Latour, Alan Liu, Antonio Negri and Gayatri Spivak. 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 Birchall. Together with Joanna Zylinska and Clare Birchall he also edits Living Books about Lifea 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, and the Reina Sofia Museum.  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. He is currently developing a series of politico-institutional interventions which draw on digital media to actualise or creatively perform critical theory; and completing two new monographs, Capitalism and Inhumanism, and Ubercapitalism: Neoliberalism, the Sharing Economy, and the Microentrepreneur of the Self (Minnesota UP).