Platform Economies
Research Network

Join us for a conversation with Alexander R. Galloway (NYU) on computational perception through two different operations: surveillance and capture.

The event will be livestreamed to the public on Thursday, October 19, at 7 PM EST / 10 AM AEDT Friday. We invite you to engage with PERN in the chat on the livestream page, on Mastodon, or via email at

Please register for the livestream here.

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including Uncomputable (Verso, 2021) and The Interface Effect (Polity, 2012). His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation (2013), was published by the University of Chicago Press. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War (Semiotext[e], 2010). For several years he has worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel and other software projects.

The PERN Salon hosts discussions, presentations, and workshops. The Platform Economies Research Network (PERN) is committed to fostering a community of learning. We organize events with our members and guests on works-in-progress and new projects. We welcome presentations in all forms of media, and we seek to foster exchange between academics and practitioners. Stay up to date on our news and events by Subscribing to our newsletter

Surveillance and Capture: An Exploration of Computational Perception

Recent publications: