Motte oder Wanze [Moth or Bedbug]. Circuit Diagram. 1952. Norbert Wiener. From Mensch und Menschmaschine.

Select published essays, proofs, media projects, and preprints, are linked in the post below, a few with brief explanatory notes following the citation. Please consult the source journals or books for the corrected and definitive final texts. If you're looking for something that's not posted here, or to which you otherwise don't have electronic access, please don't hesitate to write me directly for a copy. 



"The Cybernetic Apparatus: Media, Liberalism, and the Reform of the Human Sciences." Northwestern University and Bauhaus University of Weimar. 2012.


Peer Reviewed Essays and Book Chapters

“The Data-Base of Language.” History of Anthropology Review, under review (invited submission). Anticipated 2020.

“Orientalism and Informatics: The Alterity in Artificial Intelligence, from the Chess-Playing Turk to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.” Accepted with revisions. Ex-Position.  

“Textocracy, or, the Cybernetic Logic of French Theory.” History of the Human Sciences, forthcoming 2020.

 “Information: Economy of Signals and the Order of Discourse.” In Articulating Media, edited by Nathaniel Zetter. London: Open Humanities Press, forthcoming 2020. 

“Screen” (second author with Francesco Casetti, equal parts in composition). In Information Keywords, edited by Jonathan E. Abel, Samuel Frederick, Michele Kennerly, general editor Eric Hayot. New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2020. 

“An Architecture of Information: A Comparison of Wiener’s and Shannon’s Theories of Information.” In Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground, edited by Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi. London: Routledge, 2020. 

“An Ecology of Operations: Vigilance, Radar, and the Birth of the Computer Screen.” Representations147, no. 1 (August 2019): 59–95.

“The Smartness Mandate: Notes Towards a Critique” (third author with Orit Halpern and Rob Mitchell). Grey Room68 (Summer 2017), 106–129.

“I’ll Be Your Screen” (second author with Lisa Åkervall, equal parts in composition). In La galassia Casetti: Lettere di amicizia, stima, provocazione, edited by Eugeni Ruggero and Mariagrazia Fanchi, 3-5. Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 2017.

The Family as Machine: Film, Infrastructure, and Cybernetic Kinship in Suburban America.” Grey Room 66 (Winter 2017). In press.

“What Bound the Double-Bind?” Grey Room 66 (Winter 2017). In press.

Claude Lévi-Strauss et les Communications.” In Les Résonances Des Structuralismes, edited by Jean-François Bert and Jérôme Lamy, 113–19. Paris: éditions des archives contemporaines, 2016.

Information.” In Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society & Culture, edited by Benjamin Peters, 173–83. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

The Spirit of Media: An Introduction.” Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 809–14.

Mind the Gap: Spiritualism and the Infrastructural Uncanny.Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 899–922.

Friedrich A. Kittler, Professor” (with Christian Kassung as second author). Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 963–77.

Ecologies of Disclosure: On Aesthetic Compositions of Technics and Life.” Spheres 2 (December 2015). 

Occult Communications: On Instrumentation, Esotericism, and Epistemology.” Communication +1 14, no. 1 (2015). 

Visionäre Informatik: Notizen über Vorführungen von Automaten und Computern, 1769-1962 [Visionary Informatics: Notes on the Exhibitions of Automata and Computers, 1769-1962].” Jahrbuch Für Historische Bildungsforschung, 2015, 177–98.

In Memoriam: Friedrich A. Kittler, 1943-2011.” Critical Inquiry 41, no. 2 (Winter 2015): 484–88.

Cybernetics” (with Benjamin Peters). In The Johns Hopkins Guide to the Digital Humanities, edited by Lori Emerson, Benjamin Robertson, and Ryan Marie-Laure, 109–12. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

After Kittler: On the Cultural Techniques of Recent German Media Theory.” Theory, Culture & Society 30, no. 6 (November 2013): 66–82.

Catching up with Simondon” (with as first author Mark Hayward). SubStance 41, no. 3 (2012): 3–15.

La Cybernétique « américaine » au sein du Structuralisme « français » [The American Cybernetics within ‘French’ Structuralism].” La Revue d’Anthropologie Des Connaissances 6, no. 3 (2012): 335–51.

From Information Theory to French Theory: Jakobson, Lévi-Strauss, and the Cybernetic Apparatus.” Critical Inquiry 38, no. 1 (2011): 96–126.

Agents of History: Autonomous Agents and Crypto-Intelligence.” Interaction Studies 9, no. 3 (2008): 403–14.

The Historiographic Conception of Information: A Critical Survey.” The IEEE Annals on the History of Computing 30, no. 1 (2008): 66–81.


Encyclopedia Entries and Brief Texts

“The Dura-Europos Roman shields.” In Artwork as Screen, edited by Francesco Casetti, Bernard Geoghegan and Karl Regina. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016.

Claude Lévi-Strauss” (with Erhard Schüttpelz as second author). In The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, edited by Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Jefferson D. Pooley, Robert T. Craig, and Eric W. Rothenbuhler. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Cybernetics” (with Benjamin Peters). In The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, edited by Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Jefferson D. Pooley, Robert T. Craig, and Eric W. Rothenbuhler. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.


White Papers

 “The Technosphere: Signal/Noise Ratios” (with Katrin Klingan and Christoph Rosol). Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2015.

 “Brand America and the New Model of Leadership” (with Marc Gobé). New York: d/g*, 2005.


Book Reviews

Toward Liberal Histories of Computing: Fred Turner, The Democratic Surround.” Technology and Culture 56, no. 3 (July 2015): 745–48.

Untimely Mediations: On Two Recent Contributions to ‘German Media Theory.’” Paragraph 37, no. 3 (2014): 419–25. Of my various lectures and texts touching on emerging questions in so-called German media theory, this is my favorite. It's short and to the point and, stylistically, it captures something germane and even intrinsic to the subject matter it treats.



Kittler, Friedrich. “Farewell to Sophienstraße.” Translated by Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan and Christian Kassung. Critical Inquiry 42, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 959-62.

Stiegler, Bernard. “The Tongue of the Eye: What ‘Art History’ Means.” In Releasing the Image: From Literature to New Media, edited by Jacques Khalip and Robert Mitchell, translated by Thangam Ravindranathan with Bernard Geoghegan, 222–35. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011.


Popular Work

“Wie der Code in die Welt Kam. Eine Spurensuche.” Interview and commentary for Kulturwelle Radio, September 2015.

“On Kulturtechniken.” Interview and commentary for Oklahoma Public Radio, April 2012.


Edited Collections

Bateson Dossier. Special Dossier of Grey Room 66 (Winter 2017). In press.

Artwork as Screen [exhibition guide], edited by Francesco Casetti, Bernard Geoghegan, and Regina Karl, Yale University Art Gallery, 2016.

The Spirit of Media. Special Dossier of Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (Summer 2016).

Friedrich Kittler. Special Dossier of Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (Summer 2016).

Occult Communications: Instrumentation, Esotericism, and Epistemology in the Nineteenth-Century. Special Issue of Communication +1 14, no. 1 (2015).

On Gilbert Simondon: Individuation and Technics. Special Issue of SubStance 41, no. 3 (2012). Co-edited with Mark Hayward.



1948 (with Katrin Klingan and Nicholas Hood). Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2017.

Artwork as Screen (with Francesco Casetti and Regina Karl). Yale University Art Gallery, 2016.

The Technosphere: Signal-Noise Ratios (with Katrin Klingan and Christoph Rosol). Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2015-2018.


Audio-Visual Media

2012-   “Cultural Technologies: Dialogues on Media, Art and Science.” Online at Podcast. Host, producer, editor.

2007    “La Modernité sans la Modernisation.” Digital video with online distribution platform. Directed by Bernard Stiegler and produced by the Institute for Research and Innovation (Pompidou Center). Produced and edited interviews featuring Bernard Stiegler, André Green, Jean-Luc Nancy, Kevin McLaughlin, Dominique Lecourt and others.


September 10, 2013