Professor Matthew Fuller

Matthew is involved in a number of projects in art, software and media ecology and has written on media theory.

Staff details

Professor Matthew Fuller


Professor of Cultural Studies, convenor of the MA in Digital Media


Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


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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

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 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

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.