This is a legacy section that ran in the years 2001-2017, and is coming back in 2023

Reviews 2017

How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design (2016) by Katherine Isbister  – Julian Beimel

Selling Digital Music, Formatting Culture (2015) by Jeremy Wade Morris  –  Rasmus Fleischer, Patrick Vonderau

The Composition of Movements to Come: Aesthetics and Cultural Labour After the Avant-Garde (2015) by Stevphen Shukaitis  – Martin Parker

The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media (2015) by John Durham Peters  – Chris Russill

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015) by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing  – Carmen Victor

Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing (2015) edited by Sidney I. Dobrin  – Stefan Herbrechter

Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990 (2014) by Sabine Höhler  – Daniel Barber

Reviews 2016

Digital Light (2015) edited by Sean Cubitt, Daniel Palmer and Nathaniel Tkacz  – Mathias Denecke

A Geology of Media (2015) by Jussi Parikka  – Isabell Schrickel

Reviews 2015

Buying into the Regime: Grapes and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States (2014) by Heidi Tinsman  – Gabriela Méndez Cota

Reverse Engineering Social Media: Software, Culture and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism (2014) by Robert W. Gehl  – Javier de Rivera

Criminals As Animals from Shakespeare to Lombroso (2013) by Greta Olson  – Stefan Herbrechter

Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History (2013) by Sigfried Giedion  – Bryan E. Norwood

Language After Heidegger (2013) by Krzysztof Ziarek  – Neal Thomas

Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (2014) by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi  – Irina Lyubchenko

Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation (2014) by Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark  – Marco Deseriis

A Philosophy of Walking (2014) by Frédéric Gros  – Angeliki Sioli

Broadcasting Buildings: Architecture on the Wireless, 1927-1945 (2014) by Shundana Yusaf  – Olga Touloumi

The Social Project: Housing Postwar France (2014) by Kenny Cupers  – Theresa Enright

Reviews 2014

Derrida: A Biography (2013) by Benoît Peeters  — Kit Dobson

The Animal Question in Deconstruction (2013) ed. by Lynn Turner  — Stefan Herbrechter

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina (2013) by Vincanne Adams  — Helen Morgan Parmett

Speculate This! (2013) by Uncertain Commons  — Thierry Bardini

Depression: A Public Feeling (2012) by Ann Cvetkovich  — Alex Lockwood

Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (2012) by Gabriela Coleman  — Sebastian Kubitschko

Reviews 2013

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism (2012) by Ewa Plonowska Ziarek  — Sarah Jackson

The Posthuman (2013) by Rosi Braidotti  — Stefan Herbrechter

Life after New Media (2012) by Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska  — Rafico Ruiz

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010) by Martha Nussbaum  — Shelley Cobb

Reviews 2012

Introduction to Antiphilosophy (2012) by Boris Groys  — Nicholas Holm

Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing (2012) by Ian Bogost   — Frédérik Lesage

Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (2011) by Anne Balsamo  — Helen Thornham

Cruel Optimism (2011) by Lauren Berlant  — Alex Lockwood

Cultural Studies in the Future Tense (2010) by Lawrence Grossberg  — Matt Hills

Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida (2010) by Geoffrey Bennington  — Benjamin Noys

Veering: A Theory of Literature (2011) by Nicholas Royle  — Neil Campbell

Aesthetic Theory and the Video Game (2011) by Graeme Kirkpatrick  — Julian McDougall

Althusser’s Lesson (2011) by Jacques Rancière  — Saër Maty Bâ

Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhuman (2012) ed. by Charlie Blake, Claire Molloy and Stephen Shakespeare  — Debra Benita Shaw

Badiou and Politics (2011) by Bruno Bosteels  — Kevin D. Kuswa

Capitalist Sorcery: Breaking the Spell (2011) by Philippe Pignarre & Isabelle Stengers  — Jay Murphy

Boredom: A Lively History (2011) by Peter Toohey  — Julian Jayson Haladyn

After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory (2011) ed. by Janet Halley and Andrew Parker  — Dara Blumenthal

Reviews 2011

Immersion Into Noise (2011) by Joseph Nechvatal  — Taney Roniger

The Affect Theory Reader (2010) ed. by Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth  — John Protevi

The Rey Chow Reader (2010) ed. by Paul Bowman  — Esther Whitfield

Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2006; updated edition) by Saskia Sassen  — Elizabeth Stinson

Reviews 2010

Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self Organization in Revolutions of Everyday Life (2009) by Stevphen Shukaitis  — Jack Z. Bratich

Pocket Pantheon (2009) by Alain Badiou  — Ruth Griffin

Deleuze and Politics (2008) ed. by Ian Buchanan & Nicholas Thoburn  — Stevphen Shukaitis

Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp / Andy Warhol (2010) Exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.  — Victor Pablo Corona

Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil (2006) ed. by Peter Day  — Dean Lockwood

The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (2009) by Kevin Floyd  — Richard Hornsey

Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium (2010) ed. by Nicola Masciandaro  — Tammy L. Castelein, Bram Ieven

The Political Life of Sensation (2009) by Davide Panagia  — Teresa Mayne

Terror from the Air (2009) by Peter Sloterdijk  — Ben O’Loughlin

Aesthetics and Its Discontents (2009) by Jacques Rancière  — Nicholas Holm

The Future of the Image (2007) by Jacques Rancière  — T.J.V. Vermeulen

Deconstruction After 9/11 (2009) by Martin McQuillan  — Philip Armstrong

Identity Politics in Deconstruction: Calculating with the Incalculable (2008) by Carolyn D’Cruz  — Dhanveer Singh Brar

Derrida, War and Literature: Absence and the Chance of Meeting (2009) by Sean Gaston  — Andrew Hill

Art and Upheaval (2008) by William Cleveland; Closer (2007) by Susan Kozel; Art and Revolution (2007) by Gerald Raunig  — Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

Reviews 2009

RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009) dir. by Brett Gaylor  — Laura J. Murray

The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche (2008) by Séan Burke  — Maebh Long

Ex-Foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path (2009) by Terry Harpold  — Francesco Dimitri

Skintight: An Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery (2008) by Meredith Jones  — Nora Ruck

Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture (2008) by Jack Z. Bratich  — Shayne Pepper

Reviews 2008

Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human (2005) by Barbara  — Herrnstein Smith Barry Stocker

The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media (2007) by Caroline Bassett — Kate O’Riordan

Getting Under the Skin: Body and Media Theory (2006) by Bernadette Wegenstein — Meredith Jones

Organised Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions (2006) by Ned Rossiter — Kirsty Robertson

Culture on Drugs: Narco-Cultural Studies of High Modernity (2006) by Dave Boothroyd — Rich Cante

Reviews 2007

Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines (2006) by Mark Poster  — Federica Frabetti

Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation (2007) by Benjamin Arditi  — Paul Bowman

Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation (2006) by Peter Hallward  — Gregory J. Seigworth

The Force of Art (2004) by Krzysztof Ziarek  — Gabriela Méndez Cota

Residual Media (2007) by Charles R. Acland (ed.)  — Adam Bryx

Diaspora Criticism (2006) by Sudesh Mishra  — Claire Burrows

Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theatre, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (2007) by Steve Dixon  — Ashley Smith

Pluralism (2005) by William E. Connolly  — Jeremy Valentine

Reviews 2006

Derrida: Screenplay and Essays on the Film (2005) by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman  — Lasse Thomassen

At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (2005) by  Annemarie Chandler and Norie Neumark (eds.)  — Paolo Gerbaudo

Hitchcock’s Cryptonomies vols 1 and 2 (2005) by Tom Cohen  — Karyn Ball

Interrogating the Real (2005) by Slavoj Žižek  — Paul Bowman

The Poetics of Singularity: The Counter-Culturalist Turn in Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and the Later Gadamer (2005) by Timothy Clark  — Robert Eaglestone

Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip (2006) by Clare Birchall  — Gary Walton

Stelarc: The Monograph  — Edward Scheer

Caught in the Crossfire: Kids, Politics, and America’s Future (2005) by Lawrence Grossberg  — Matt Hills

Reviews 2005

The Way of Love (2002) by Luce Irigaray  — Gwendolyn Blue

The Postdigital Membrane: Imagination, Technology and Desire (2000) by Robert Pepperell and Michael Punt  — Steven D. Scott

The Cinema Effect(2004) by Sean Cubitt  — Rob Leventhal

The Claim of Language (2004) by Christopher Fynsk  — Simon Morgan Wortham, Christopher Fynsk

The Expediency of Culture: Uses of Culture in the Global Era (2003) by George Yúdice  — Elizabeth Walden

Interrupting Auschwitz: Art, Religion, Philosophy (2003) by Josh Cohen  — Dorota Glowacka

After Poststructuralism: Reading, Stories and Theory (2004) by Colin Davis  — Iain Morland

Polygraph (2005): special issue, The Philosophy of Alain Badiou by Matthew Wilkens (ed.)  — Benjamin Noys

The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace (2004) by Vincent Mosco  — Bernadette Wegenstein

Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City (2004) by Dianne Chisholm  — Catharina Landström

The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible (2004) by Jacques Rancière  — Sean Sayers

Reviews 2004

Imaginary States: Studies in Cultural Transnationalism (2003) by Peter Hitchcock and Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999) by Bruce Robbins  — Stephen Morton

Nazi Psychoanalysis, vols 1 and 2 (2002) by Laurence A. Rickels  — Michael Dorland

Writing Machines (2002) by N. Katherine Hayles  — Nanette Fornabai

Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading (2003) by Simon Morgan Wortham  — Paul North

Osmose and Ephemere (2003-4) by Char Davies  — Patrick Crogan

The Humanist Controversy and Other Writings (2003) by Louis Althusser  — John Seed

Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living (2003) by Richard Doyle  — Stephen Dougherty

Reviews 2003

On Humour (2002) by Simon Critchley — Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius

Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed (2002) by Adrian Mackenzie  — Kim Toffoletti

Markets and Moralities: Ethnographies of Postsocialism by (2002) Ruth Mandel and Caroline Humphrey (eds.)  — Christopher Colvin

Equals (2002) by Adam Phillips  — Rob Leventhal

Coming Out Jewish: Constructing Ambivalent Identities (2000) by Jon Stratton  — Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body (2001) by Iain Borden  — Douglas Cunningham

An Ethics of Dissensus: Postmodernity, Feminism, and the Politics of Radical Democracy (2001) by Ewa Plonowska Ziarek  — Tracey Sedinger

Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory (2002) by Gary Hall — Paul Bowman

The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics (2001) by Jane Bennett  — Sean Saraka

Political Machines: Governing a Technological Society (2001) by Andrew Barry  — Katharine Sarikakis

Financialization of Daily Life (2002) by Randy Martin  — Gib Prettyman

Percussion: Drumming, Beating, Striking (2002) by John Mowitt  — Paul Bowman

On the Natural History of Destruction (2003) by W. G. Sebald  — Robert Leventhal

Art and Fear (2003) by Paul Virilio  — Robert S. Oventile

Alternate Interfaces: Stelarc (2003)  — Adrian Mackenzie

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life (2003) by Sarah Kember  — Radhika Gajjala

Philosophy in the Age of Science and Capital (2002) by Gregory Dale Adamson — Stephen Dougherty

Reviews 2002

High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuma (1999) by R. L. Rutsky  — Pramod K. Nayar

Cyber Art 1999-2001  — Louis Armand

Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age (2001) by Chris Hables Gray   — Pramod K. Nayar 

Deconstruction and Critical Theory (2002) by Peter V. Zima  — Alexander Cooke

Response to Alexander Cooke  — Peter Zima

Different (2002) by Stuart Hall and Mark Sealy  — Pramod K. Nayar

Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic (2001) by John Protevi  — M. D. Price

Reviews 2001

Modest Witness at Second Millennium. FemaleMan Meets OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience (1996) by Donna J. Haraway  — Ann Travers

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (2000) by Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Žižek  — Paul Bowman

Body Modification(2000) by Mike Featherstone (ed.)  — Pramod K. Nayar

Culture Shock: Review of Cultural Studies special issue (1998), Cultural Studies for Beginners (1998), and Key Concepts in Cultural Studies (1999)  — Rupa Huq

The Turn to Ethics (2000) by Marjorie Garber, Beatrice Hanssen, Rebecca L. Walkowitz (eds.)  — Joanna Zylinska

Conspiracy Culture: From Kennedy to the X-Files (2000) by Peter Knight  — Niran Abbas

Rethinking Multiculturalism: Cultural Diversity and Political Theory (2000) by Bhikhu Parekh  — Dorota Kolodziejczyk

Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism (2000) by Rosemary Hennessey  — Liam McNamara

Critiques of Everyday Life (2000) by Michael E. Gardiner  — Liam McNamara

Reviews 2000

Education and Cultural Studies: Towards a Performative Practice (1997) by Henry A. Giroux and Patrick Shannon (eds.)  — Ben Knights

Rethinking the University: Leverage and Deconstruction (1999) by Simon Wortham  — Paul Bowman

Movements: Response to Paul Bowman  — Simon Wortham

Reviews 1999

Marxism Today, Special issue, Nov/Dec (1998)  — Bernard McKenna