Professor Matthew Fuller

Staff details

Position Professor of Cultural Studies, convenor of the MA in Digital Media
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Professor Matthew Fuller

Matthew Fuller is Professor of Cultural Studies. With Usman Haque, he is co-author of 'Urban Versioning System v1.0' (ALNY) and with Andrew Goffey, of ‘Evil Media’ (MIT),  Editor of 'Software Studies, a lexicon' (MIT) and co-editor of the journal Computational Culture. He is involved in a number of projects in art, media and software and is the author of the forthcoming, 'How to Sleep, in art, biology and culture' (Bloomsbury). 


Matt teaches the Digital Media: Critical Perspectives module and the option Media Philosophy. He is also convenor of the MA in Digital Media.

Areas of supervision

He supervises PhD researchers in: new media, art, software studies, cultural ecology, design, cultural theory, and related areas. Proposals are welcome from those planning diverse forms of research.

Presentations and exhibitions

Artists collective

Media Shed Southend-on-Sea, UK
Free Media Space

The Container Palmers Cross, Jamaica
Free Media Space

I/O/D 1994-1997
Speculative software group

Software Art Repository

Convergence, the journal of new media’

Computational Culture

Publications and research outputs


Fuller, Matthew and Weizman, Eyal. 2021. Investigative Aesthetics: Conflicts and Commons in the Politics of Truth. London: Verso. ISBN 9781788739085

Fuller, Matthew and Goriunova, Olga. 2019. Bleak Joys: Aesthetics of Ecology and Impossibility. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 9781517905538

Fuller, Matthew. 2018. How to Sleep: The Art, Biology and Culture of Unconsciousness. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474288705

Fuller, Matthew. 2017. How To Be a Geek: Essays on the Culture of Software. Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN 978-1-509-51715-2

Fuller, Matthew and Goffey, Andrew. 2012. Evil Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-01785-5

Fuller, Matthew. 2011. Elephant & Castle. Autonomedia. ISBN 9781570272257

Fuller, Matthew and Haque, Usman. 2008. Urban Versioning System v1.0. Architectural League of New York. ISBN 978-0-9800994-1-6

Fuller, Matthew. 2005. Media Ecologies, materialist energies in art and technoculture. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-56226-3

Fuller, Matthew. 2003. Behind the Blip: essays on the culture of software. New York: Autonomedia. ISBN 1570271399

Edited Book

Fuller, Matthew, ed. 2008. Software Studies: a lexicon. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp. 1-334. ISBN 978-0-262-06274-9

Book Section

Fuller, Matthew. 2020. In praise of plasticity. In: Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer, eds. Data Publics: Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 34-53. ISBN 9780429196515

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. The Autonomous and the Enmeshed, Marko Peljhan's Theatre of Operations. In: Igor Spanjol and Marko Peljahn, eds. Here We Go Again, system 317. Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija, pp. 65-80. ISBN 978-961-206-140-1

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Sonic Tensors and Mental Ears in Universes of Synthesis. In: Vanessa Joan Muller, ed. Florian Hecker: Halluzination, Perspektive, Synthese. Berlin / Vienna: Sternberg / Kunsthalle Wien, pp. 7-14. ISBN 9783956794711

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Inhabiting High Density Realities, on Shu Lea Cheang's Artistic Language. In: Paul B. Preciado, ed. 3x3x6 Shu Lea Cheang. Taipei, Taiwan: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, pp. 15-68. ISBN 9789860588798

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Intersubjective Silver. In: Marcel Rene Marburger, ed. Weiser. Cologne: Edition_ verlag, pp. 160-171. ISBN 9783981424638

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Screaming. In: Steve Goodman; Toby Heys and Eleni Ikoniadou, eds. Unsound : Undead. Falmouth: Urbanomic, pp. 43-46. ISBN 9781916405219

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Vulgar Data Structures, on some mathematical aspects of the Situationist Times and their present relevance. In: Ellef Prestaeter, ed. These are Situationist Times, an inventory of reproductions, deformations, modifications, derivations and transformations. Oslo: Torpedo Press, pp. 219-232. ISBN 9788293104230

Fuller, Matthew. 2019. Crawl, Map, Link, Read, Copy, Repeat. In: Michael Connor; Ariana Dean and Dragan Espenscheid, eds. The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology. New York: Rhizome / New Museum, p. 76. ISBN 9780692173084

Fuller, Matthew. 2018. Software Studies Methods. In: Jentery Sayers, ed. The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions). London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138844308

Fuller, Matthew. 2018. Figuring Ecologies. In: Pedro Gadanho, ed. Eco-Visionaries, art, architecture and new media after the anthropocene. Berlin: Hatje Cantz, pp. 130-147. ISBN 9783775744539

Fuller, Matthew. 2017. Half 10k Top-slice Plus Five. In: Jon K. Shaw and Theo Reeves-Evison, eds. Fiction as Method. Berlin: Sternberg, pp. 103-120. ISBN 9783956793646

Fuller, Matthew and Goriunova, Olga. 2017. Devastation. In: Erich Hoerl and James Burton, eds. General Ecology. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 323-344. ISBN 9781350014701

Fuller, Matthew and Harwood, Graham. 2016. Abstract Urbanism. In: Rob Kitchin and Sung-Yueh Perng, eds. Code and the City. Routledge. ISBN 978-1138922112

Fuller, Matthew and Fazi, Maria-Beatrice. 2016. Computational Aesthetics. In: Christiane Paul, ed. A companion to digital art. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 281-296. ISBN 9781118475201

Fuller, Matthew. 2015. The Forbidden Pleasures of Media Determinism. In: Eleni Ikoniadou and Scott Wilson, eds. Media After Kittler. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9781783481224

Fuller, Matthew. 2014. Always One Bit More, Computing and the Experience of Ambiguity. In: Olga Goriunova, ed. Fun and Software Exploring Pleasure, Paradox and Pain in Computing. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 91-107. ISBN 978-1-6235-6094-2

Fuller, Matthew and Goriunova, Olga. 2012. Phrase. In: Nina Wakeford and Celia Lury, eds. Inventive Methods, the Happening of the Social. London: Routledge, -. ISBN 978-0-415-57481-5

Fuller, Matthew. 2011. Boxes Towards Bananas. In: Mark Shepard, ed. Sentient City. New York: MIT Press / Architectural League of New York, -. ISBN 978-0-262-51586-3

Fuller, Matthew. 2010. The Cat Seemed to Think There was Enough of it Now in Sight. In: Andreas Broeckman and knowbotic research, eds. OPAQUE PRESENCE: manual of latent invisibilitie. Berlin: Diaphanes. ISBN 978-3-03734-108-7

Fuller, Matthew and Goffey, Andrew. 2010. On the Usefulness of Anxiety, two Evil Media Stratagems. In: , ed. Sarai Reader: Fear. Delhi: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, pp. 155-163.

Fuller, Matthew. 2008. Introduction, the Stuff of Software. In: Matthew Fuller, ed. Software Studies: A Lexicon. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-0-262-06274-9

Fuller, Matthew. 2008. Art methodologies in Media Ecology. In: Simon D. O'Sullivan and Stephen Zepke, eds. Deleuze, Guattari and The Production of the New. London: Continuum, pp. 45-55. ISBN 978-0826499530

Fuller, Matthew. 2008. Art for Animals. In: Bernd Herzogengorath, ed. Deleuze/Guattari & Ecology. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 266-286. ISBN 9780230527447

Fuller, Matthew. 2006. Freaks of Number. In: G. Cox and J. Krysa, eds. Data Browser 2: Engineering Culture: One 'The Author as (Digital) Producer'. New York: Autonomedia, p. 15. ISBN 1570271704


Fuller, Matthew and Mazurov, Nikita. 2019. A Counter-Forensic Audit Trail: Disassembling the Case of The Hateful Eight. Theory, Culture and Society, 36(6), pp. 171-196. ISSN 0263-2764

Braidotti, Rosi and Fuller, Matthew. 2019. The Posthumanities in an era of Unexpected Consequences Editorial for the special issue on the Transversal Posthumanities. Theory, Culture and Society, 36(6), pp. 3-29. ISSN 0263-2764

Fuller, Matthew and Goffey, Andrew. 2012. Digital Infrastructures and the Machinery of Topological Abstraction. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(4-5), pp. 311-333. ISSN 0263-2764

Feuz, Martin; Fuller, Matthew and Stalder, Felix. 2011. Personal Web searching in the age of semantic capitalism: Diagnosing the mechanisms of personalisation. First Monday, 16(2), 0-0. ISSN 1396-0466

Fuller, Matthew. 2011. Faulty Theory. Fibreculture Journal(118), pp. 69-81.

Fuller, Matthew and Matos, Sonia. 2011. Feral Computing, from ubiquitous calculation to wild interactions. Fibreculture Journal(19), -.

Art Object

Fuller, Matthew. 2009. Digger Barley.


Fuller, Matthew and Harwood, Graham. 2010. Requiem for Cod.


Fuller, Matthew. 2009. 500 Slogans. In: "Moving Forest", Transmediale, Germany, 2009.


Fuller, Matthew and Cheang, Shu Lea. 2023. Sleep Series. In: "Sleep Series", Stadtwerkstadt, Linz, Austria, 2018-ongoing.

Fuller, Matthew and Harwood, Graham. 2002. Text FM. In: "Text FM", Vienna Public Square, Mariahilferstrasse, Institute for New Culture Technologies, Vienna/Austria, Austria, 1/15/2002 - 5/30/2002.