Andrew Murphie works on process philosophy and a politics of differential social organisation, currently within a “third revolution” in media and communications (AI and automation, VR, data and signaletics, the world as medium). He has specialisations in digital and networked media, interaction, design, theories of affect, mind and world, Deleuze, Guattari and Whitehead, critical approaches to audit culture and managerial and educational uses of pseudoscience, and, more recently, AI and the future, including the future of education. He also works on climate change (and climate change communication) as part of a “catastrophic multiplicity” (at the junction of climate with media and social/economic changes). He was until 2020 an Associate Professor in Media and Communications at UNSW Sydney and has had an extensive working relationship with the good folks at The Senselab in Montréal. He has also been lucky enough to collaborate with Danish researchers in research that is ongoing. He has worked extensively in publishing, especially Open Access publishing, and has a strong interest in changing means of scholarly and para-academic communication. He is Editor of the Fibreculture Book Series with Open Humanities Press, Founding Editor in 2002, and continuing Editor, of the Fibreculture Journal, and an Editor of the Immediations Books Series with Punctum Books. He is on numerous other journal and book series boards. Recent and forthcoming publications include: “Technics Lifeless and Alive: Activity Without and With Content”, “The World as Medium: A Whiteheadian Media Philosophy”, “Fielding Affect”, “On Being Affected: feeling in the folding of multiple catastrophes”, “An Internet of Actual Occasions: Notes towards understanding 21st century tendencies in media, communications, and world”, “Auditland”, “On Not Performing”, “Making Sense: the transformation of documentary by digital and networked media”, “The Digital’s Amodal Affect”, and, with Lone Bertelsen, “An Ethics of Everyday Infinities and Powers: Félix Guattari on Affect and the Refrain”. Andrew has taught courses in Advanced Media Issues (from alternative, process and broadly ecologically based media and communications theories of the world as medium to considerations of the current third media revolution (after writing, and the duplication and distribution of representations [printing to computing]), and Climate Crisis, Media and Communications. He has has a longstanding interest in developing new situations in which learning can take place. He is a strong promoter and critic of educational technologies and techniques. He has also worked in the fields of Theatre and Performance, Film Studies, Literature and Cultural Studies and long ago as a Theatre Director. He is currently working on a book on The World as Medium, on reports and analyses of AI and other “third media revolution” technologies, and a co-authored book on the signaletic.

Founding and Ongoing Editor The Fibreculture Journal

Editor Fibreculture Books

Editor 3Ecologies Books



BA (Hons), University of New England, Australia, 1981

PhD, Macquarie University, Australia, 1997 (Becoming interactive – interactive becomings: a Deleuze-Guattarian approach to an ethics of interaction)

Other Publications

Book Chapters

Murphie A, 2020, ‘The Digital’s Amodal Affect’, in Houen A (ed.), Affect and Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 390 – 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108339339.022

Murphie A, 2019, ‘The World as Medium: A Whiteheadian Media Philosophy’, in Munster A; Stavning Thomsen BM; Manning E (ed.), Immediation I, Open Humanities Press, London, pp. 16 – 47, http://openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/immediation

Murphie A, 2019, ‘An Internet of Actual Occasions: Notes Toward Understanding 21st Century Tendencies in Media, Communications, and World’, in Faber R; Halewood M; Davis AM (ed.), Propositions in the Making: Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory, Rowman and Littlefield, Maryland, pp. 85 – 114, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793612564/Propositions-in-the-Making-Experiments-in-a-Whiteheadian-Laboratory

Murphie AK, 2016, ‘públicos fantasma: el colectivo no reconocido en la transformación contemporánea de la circulación de ideas’, in Pradilla N (ed.), Públicos fantasma – La naturaleza política del libro – La red, taller de ediciones económicas, Mexico City, pp. 9 – 34, http://www.t-e-e.org/index.php/circulacion-y-resonancia/

Murphie A, 2010, ‘Deleuze, Guattari, and Neuroscience’, in , University of Minnesota Press, pp. 277 – 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816665976.003.0012

Bertelsen L; Murphie A, 2010, ‘An Ethics of Everyday Infinities and Powers’, in The Affect Theory Reader, Duke University Press, pp. 138 – 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822393047-006

Murphie AK, 2010, ‘Deleuze, Guattari and Neuroscience’, in Gaffney P (ed.), The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science and Philosophy, edn. Original, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, pp. 330 – 367

Murphie AK; Bertelsen L, 2010, ‘An Ethics of Everyday Infinities and Powers: Félix Guattari on Affect and the Refrain’, in Gregg M; Seigworth GJ (ed.), The Affect Theory Reader, edn. Original, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, pp. 138 – 157

Murphie AK, 2009, ‘Performance as the Distribution of Life: From Aescylus to VJing via Deleuze and Guattari’, in Cull L (ed.), Deleuze and Performance, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 221 – 239

Murphie AK, 2007, ‘The Fallen Present: Time in the Mix’, in Hassan R; Purser RE (ed.), 24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society, edn. Original, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, USA, pp. 122 – 140

Murphie AK, 2006, ‘`Brain-Magic`: Figures of the Brain, Technology and Magic’, in Potts J; Scheer E (ed.), Technologies of Magic. A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny., edn. Original, Power Publications, Australia, pp. 112 – 124

Murphie A, 2005, ‘Putting the virtual back into VR’, in , pp. 188 – 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203994368-19


Murphie A, 2018, ‘On being affected: feeling in the folding of multiple catastrophes’, Cultural Studies, vol. 32, pp. 18 – 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2017.1394340

Murphie A, 2018, ‘Fielding Affect: Some Propositions’, Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry, vol. 1, pp. i – xiii, http://dx.doi.org/10.22387/CAP2018.21

Murphie AK, 2014, ‘Making sense: the transformation of documentary by digital and networked media’, Studies in Documentary Film, vol. 8, pp. 188 – 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17503280.2014.961631

Murphie AK, 2014, ‘Auditland’, PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 11, pp. 1 – 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/portal.v11i2.3407

Murphie AK, 2013, ‘Convolving Signals: thinking the performance of computational processes’, Performance Paradigm, http://www.performanceparadigm.net/

Bertelsen L; Murphie AK, 2012, ‘Affect, Subtraction and Non-Performance’, Peripeti: tidsskrift for dramaturgiske studier, pp. 78 – 87

Murphie AK, 2012, ‘Hacking the aesthetic: David Haines and Joyce Hinterding’s new ecologies of signal’, Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, vol. 4, pp. 1 – 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jac.v4i0.18153

Murphie AK, 2011, ‘On Not Performing: the third enclosure and fractal neofeudal fantasies’, SCAN – Journal of Media Arts and Culture, vol. 8, http://scan.net.au/scan/journal/display.php?journal_id=156

Murphie AK, 2009, ‘Be Still, Be Good, Be Cool: The Ambivalent Powers of Stillness in an Overactive World’, M/C Journal, vol. 12, pp. n/a – n/a

Murphie AK, 2009, ‘Joyce Hinterding and David Haines: High res resonations with the milky way’, Computers In Entertainment, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1541895.1541900

Murphie A, 2009, ‘Joyce Hinterding and David Haines’, Computers in Entertainment, vol. 7, pp. 1 – 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1541895.1541900

Mackenzie A; Murphie AK, 2008, ‘The two cultures become multiple? Sciences, humanities and everyday experimentation’, Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 23, pp. 87 – 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640701816256

Murphie AK; Harley RB, 2007, ‘Rhythms and Refrains: A Brief History of Australian Electronica’, Culture Machine, vol. 9, pp. Online

Murphie A, 2006, ‘Media ecologies: Materialist energies in art and technoculture’, AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW, vol. 27, pp. 32 – 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/abr.2006.0162

Murphie A, 2006, ‘Locating Media Tyrannies’, American Book Review, vol. 27, pp. 32 – 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/abr.2006.0162

Murphie AK, 2005, ‘Vibrations in the Air, Performance and Interactive Technics’, Performance Paradigm, vol. 1, pp. Online

Murphie AK, 2005, ‘The Mutation of `Cognition` and the Fracturing of Modernity: cognitive technics, extended mind and cultural crisis’, SCAN – Journal of Media Arts and Culture, vol. 2, pp. Online

Murphie AK, 2005, ‘Differential Life, Perception and the Nervous Elements: Whitehead, Bergson and Virno on the Technics of Living’, Culture Machine, vol. 7 (2005), pp. Online

Murphie AK, 2004, ‘Vertiginous mediations: Sketches for a dynamic pluralism in the study of computer games’, Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 110, pp. 73 – 95

Murphie AK, 2004, ‘The world as clock: the network society and experimental ecologies’, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 11, pp. 117 – 139

Murphie A, 2003, ‘The Electronic Presence of Absence: Remediating Media Studies’, Theory & Event, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.2003.0025

Murphie AK, 2003, ‘When Fibre Meets Fibre: Networking as Ritual Meeting of Bod, Brain and Technique’, M/C Journal, vol. 6

Murphie A, 2000, ‘The Trouble with Numbers’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 6, pp. 106 – 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485650000600308

Murphie AK, 2000, ‘The Dusk of the Digital is the Dawn of the Virtual’, Enculturation, pp. 1 – 23

Murphie A, 1998, ‘Flowing: Theories and taboos in popular music studies’, Perfect Beat, vol. 3, pp. 85 – 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v3i4.28743

Murphie A, 1997, ‘Theorising the Virtual’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 3, pp. 122 – 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659700300212

Murphie A, 1997, ‘Editorial: Machinic theory’, Convergence, vol. 3, pp. 5 – 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659700300201

Murphie A, 1996, ‘Sound at the end of the world as we know it: Nick Cave, Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire and a Deleuze-Guattarian Ecology of Popular Music’, Perfect Beat, vol. 2, pp. 18 – 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v2i4.29023

Murphie A, 1996, ‘Computers are not theatre: The machine in the ghost in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s thought’, Convergence, vol. 2, pp. 80 – 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659600200208

Murphie A, 1995, ‘The Mystery Remains’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 1, pp. 148 – 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659500100214


Murphie AK (ed.), 2016, The Go-To How-To Guide to Anarchiving, The Senselab, Montréal, http://senselab.ca/wp2/immediations/upcoming-distributing-the-insensible-dec-10-20-2016/the-go-to-how-to-guide-to-anarchiving/

Murphie AK; Potts J, 2003, Culture and Technology, 1, Palgrave, Houndmills


Murphie AK; Gulson K; Taylor S; Sellar S, 2018, Education, work and Australian society in an AI world: A review of research literature, Sydney

Tomitsch M; Haeusler MH; Hespanol L; McArthur I; Murphie A; Foth M; Miller B, 2015, Enabling Audience Participation and Collective Content Generation Through Urban Media as a Diagnostic Method in Urban Planning, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, http://sydney.edu.au/halloran/resources/urban-media-report_lowres.pdf

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