Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. He is the author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect (2012). His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, was published in 2013. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War (2010). For ten years, he worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel, and other software projects. Galloway's most recent book is Laruelle: Against the Digital, a monograph on the work of François Laruelle (2014).