Andrew Murphie

Associate Professor

Andrew Murphie's work examines the productive nature of process and intensity. He works at the junction of digital and networked media, philosophy and politics—as these are filtered through generative process in media, arts and philosophy, dynamic modeling of all types, and new forms of cooperation in politics/social organization. His current writing is on "the world as medium", affect, and the philosophy of intensity (Deleuze, Whitehead, Haraway, etc) in relation to media and communications (contemporary media and cultural theory), different understandings of thinking and perception, climate change and a critique of performance culture. 

Andrew also works on electronic arts and design (eg cross signal processing), performance in all its senses, ‘speculative pragmatics’ (Massumi/Manning), and extended and dynamicist theories of mind. He has an interest in the contemporary transformation of publishing (from academic publishing to books, music, journalism), both new practices and theory, as well as related events in education and knowledge mobilization and exchange (technics, methods, and new network, information and, e.g.  attentional literacies).

Andrew is the co-author of Culture and Technology, with John Potts. Recent/forthcoming publications include: 'The World as Medium: Whitehead's Media theory', 'Auditland', ‘Making Sense: the transformation of documentary by digital and networked media’, ‘Convolving Signal: Thinking the Performance of Computational Processes’, 'Performance as the Distribution of Life: from Aeschylus to Chekhov to VJing via Deleuze and Guattari', ‘Deleuze, Guattari and Neuroscience’ and, with Lone Bertelsen, 'An Ethics of Everyday Infinities and Powers: Félix Guattari on Affect and the Refrain’ in the Affect Theory Reader.

Andrew works as a CI on an international partnership network grant funded by the Canadian SSHRC (7 years from 2013), run by Erin Manning: Immediations: art, media, event (experimental humanities, philosophy, researcj-creation). He is affiliated with the National Institute for Experimental Arts at UNSW Art and Design in Sydney, and was recently a visiting researcher at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University in Denmark. From 2007-2011 he was a Chief Investigator (with Dr Anna Munster) on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Dynamic Media: innovative social and artistic developments in new media in Australia, Britain, Canada and Scandinavia since 1990. He is also involved in several Learning and Teaching development projects. 

Books
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Murphie AK; Potts J, 2003, Culture and Technology, 1, Palgrave, Houndmills
2003
Book Chapters
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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
2020
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
2019
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
2019
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/
2016
Murphie A, 2010, 'Deleuze, Guattari, and Neuroscience', in The Force of the Virtual, University of Minnesota Press, pp. 277 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816665976.003.0012
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2009
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
2007
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
2006
Murphie A, 2005, 'Putting the virtual back into VR', in A Shock to Thought: Expression after Deleuze and Guattari, pp. 188 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203994368-19
2005
Conference Papers
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McArthur IW; Miller B; Murphie A, 2013, 'augmented_studio: Collaboration, Interactive Media and Urban Space', in Charitos D; Theona I; Dragona D; Rizopoulos C; Meimaris M (eds.), Hybrid City 2013 Subtle Revolutions, The University Research Institute of Applied Communications (URIAC), Athens, Greece, pp. 379 - 386, presented at Hybrid City 2013 Subtle Revolutions, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 23 May 2013 - 25 May 2013
2013
Murphie AK, 2004, 'Life already: Interaction as the enjoyment of assemblage', in A Creativity and Cognition Symposium, A Creativity and Cognition Symposium, Sydney, presented at A Creativity and Cognition Symposium, Sydney, 16 November 2004 - 19 November 2004
2004
Murphie AK, 2003, 'Electronicas: Differential Media and Proliferating, Transient Worlds', in Melbourne DAC, The 5th international Digital Arts and Culture Conference, Melbourne DAC, The 5th international Digital Arts and Culture Conference, RMIT Melbourne, presented at Melbourne DAC, The 5th international Digital Arts and Culture Conference, RMIT Melbourne, 19 May 2003 - 23 May 2003
2003
Conference Presentations
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Murphie A, 2018, 'Media Alive: interaction becoming-god, becoming-world', presented at Affects, Interfaces, Events, Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3-5 Aarhus C, Denmark, 29 August 2018 - 30 August 2018
2018
Murphie AK, 2016, 'The "Internet of Actual Occasions" : Juncture (concerning Vectors)', presented at A Whiteheadian Laboratory, Claremont School of Theology, California, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016
2016
Murphie AK, 2015, 'The World as Medium: Whitehead’s Media Theory', presented at Affect Theory Conference—Worldings/Tensions/Futures, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 14 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
2015
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Gemeinboeck P; Knox E; Bennett J; Murphie A, (eds.), 2017, 'Journal Issue: FCJ-28 Creative Robotics: Rethinking Human Machine Configurations', Open Humanities Press, N.A., presented at The Fibreculture Journal, N.A., 14 March 2017 - 14 March 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.15307/fcj.28
2017
Journal articles
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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
2018
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
2018
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
2014
Murphie AK, 2014, 'Auditland', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/portal.v11i2.3407
2014
Murphie AK, 2013, 'Convolving Signals: thinking the performance of computational processes', Performance Paradigm, http://www.performanceparadigm.net/
2013
Bertelsen L; Murphie AK, 2012, 'Affect, Subtraction and Non-Performance', Peripeti: tidsskrift for dramaturgiske studier, pp. 78 - 87
2012
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
2012
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
2011
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
2009
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
2009
Murphie A, 2009, 'Joyce Hinterding and David Haines', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1541895.1541900
2009
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
2008
Murphie AK; Harley RB, 2007, 'Rhythms and Refrains: A Brief History of Australian Electronica', Culture Machine, vol. 9, pp. Online
2007
Murphie AK, 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
2006
Murphie A, 2006, 'Locating Media Tyrannies', American Book Review, vol. 27, pp. 32 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/abr.2006.0162
2006
Murphie AK, 2005, 'Vibrations in the Air, Performance and Interactive Technics', Performance Paradigm, vol. 1, pp. Online
2005
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
2005
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
2005
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
2004
Murphie AK, 2004, 'The world as clock: the network society and experimental ecologies', Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 11, pp. 117 - 139
2004
Murphie AK, 2003, 'When Fibre Meets Fibre: Networking as Ritual Meeting of Bod, Brain and Technique', M/C Journal, vol. 6
2003
Murphie A, 2003, 'The Electronic Presence of Absence: Remediating Media Studies', Theory & Event, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.2003.0025
2003
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
2000
Murphie AK, 2000, 'The Dusk of the Digital is the Dawn of the Virtual', Enculturation, pp. 1 - 23
2000
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
1998
Murphie A, 1997, 'Editorial: Machinic theory', Convergence, vol. 3, pp. 5 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135485659700300201
1997
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
1997
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
1996
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
1996
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
1995
Other
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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/
2016
Murphie AK, 2015, Framing Degree Zero: Virtual Realities and the World as Medium
2015
Reports
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Murphie AK; Gulson K; Taylor S; Sellar S, 2018, Education, work and Australian society in an AI world: A review of research literature, Sydney
2018
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
2015

Shortlisted 2017 for Higher Degree Research supervision prize in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences