PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
(2012) Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press) (with Sarah Kember)
(2009) Bioethics in the Age of New Media (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press)
(2005) The Ethics of Cultural Studies (London and New York: Continuum)
(2001) On Spiders, Cyborgs and Being Scared: the Feminine and the Sublime (Manchester: Manchester University Press)
(2011) BioethicsTM: Life, Politics, Economics (Open Humanities Press), ISBN: 978-1-60785-256-8, online book.
Online open access book, which is part of the ‘Living Books about Life' series, edited by myself in collaboration with Clare Birchall (Kent University) and Gary Hall (Coventry University), and consisting of 22 books which aim to bring research on life conducted in the sciences to humanities readers. The book series was supported with a major JISC grant as part of their e-Content Programme Strand A: Enriching via Collaboration. The project was described by Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, as a 'Remarkable series [that] transforms the humble Reader into a living form, while breaking down the conceptual barrier between the humanities and the sciences in a time when scholars and activists of all kinds have taken the understanding of life to be central' and by Tara McPherson, editor of VECTORS: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, as helping us 'reimagine everything we think we know about academic publishing'.
(2010) Technology and Cultural Form: A Liquid Reader (Open Humanities Press; Liquid Books series) - online open-access book collaboratively edited with students from Goldsmiths’ MA Digital Media, supported with a grant from the Higher Education Academy’s Art-Design-Media Subject Centre
(2007) Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (co-edited with Dorota Glowacka) (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). Paperback edition 2010.
(2002) The Cyborg Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age (London and New York: Continuum)
Lem, Stanislaw (2013) Summa Technologiae (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Translation of Lem’s major philosophical treatise (120,000 words) on technology, evolution and systems theory for the UMP’s Electronic Mediations series edited by N. Katherine Hayles, Mark Poster and Samuel Weber; including translator's introduction to the volume.
Edited journal issues
(2010) ‘Creative Media’ (co-edited with Sarah Kember) Culture Machine. Vol. 11.
(2004) 'Cultural Studies is/in Deconstruction' (co-edited with Dave Boothroyd and Gary Hall), Culture Machine. Vol. 6.
(2002) ‘The Ethico-Political Issue’, Culture Machine, Vol. 4. Contributors include: Alain Badiou, Simon Critchley, Ernesto Laclau, Peter Hallward and Mark Poster.
(2001) ‘Cultural Studies: Between Politics and Ethics’ (co-edited with Mark Devenney), Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics, Vol. 14, No 2.
Chapters in books
(forthcoming 2014) 'Taking Responsibility for Life: Bioethics and Bioart', in Paul Macneill (ed.) Ethics and the Arts. Series: Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy/ LOET (Amsterdam: Springer).
(2013) ‘Inventing Well: Creativity, Biology and Life’, in Dmitry Bulatov (ed.) Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age (Kaliningrad: National Centre for Contemporary Arts). [book chapter, in English and Russian; early version of material subsequently reworked into ch 7 of Life After New Media]
(2013) 'The Culture of Blogging: At the Crossroads of Narcissisim and Ethics', in Nick Couldry, Mirca Madianou and Amit Pinchevski (eds) Ethics of Media (Basingstoke: Palgrave) [reprint of section of ch 3 from my Bioethics in the Age of New Media]
(2013) 'Evolution May Be Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts, But It’s Not All That Great: On Lem’s Summa Technnologiae' in Stanislaw Lem, Summa Technnologiae, trans. Joanna Zylinska (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).
(2013) 'Will You Ever Go Back?', in Marta Rabikowska (ed.) The Everyday of Memory: Transition and Culture in Post-Communist Societies (New York: Peter Lang) [photography project accompanied by a short text]
(2012) ‘Bioethics Otherwise, or, How to Live with Machines, Humans, and Other Animals’, in Tom Cohen (ed.) Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change, v. 1 (Open Humanities Press).
(2009) ‘A Body that Looks for Other Bodies to Exist: Orlan’s Prosthetic Gifts’ and (co-authored with Sarah Kember)’ ‘Creative Media: Performance, Invention, Critique’, in Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X], Janis Jefferies and Rachel Zerihan (eds) Interfaces of Performance (Aldergate: Ashgate).
(2009) 'Is There Life in Cybernetics?: Designing a Posthumanist Bioethics', in Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebook and Patrick Hanafin (eds) Law After Deleuze (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
(2007) ‘Introduction: Imaginary Neighbors: Toward an Ethical Community’ (with Dorota Glowacka), in Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust, eds Dorota Glowacka and Joanna Zylinska (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press).
(2007) ‘“Who Is My Neighbor?”: Ethics under Duress’, in Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust, eds Dorota Glowacka and Joanna Zylinska (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press).
(2007) ‘“Nourished … on the Irremediable Differend of Gender”: Lyotard’s Sublime’, in Lyotard and Gender, ed. Margret Grebowicz (Albany: SUNY Press).
(2006) ‘The Ethics of Cultural Studies’, in New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory, eds Clare Birchall and Gary Hall (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).
(2002) ‘Extending McLuhan into the New Media Age: an Introduction’, in The Cyborg Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age, ed. Joanna Zylinska (London and New York: Continuum), pp. 1-12.
(2002) ‘”The Future… Is Monstrous”: Prosthetics as Ethics’, in The Cyborg Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age, ed. Joanna Zylinska (London and New York: Continuum).
(2000) ‘Culture and Nationhood: First Stages in the Development of Comparative Cultural Studies’ (with Dorota Kolodziejczyk and James Lynn), in British Studies: Intercultural Perspectives, eds Alan Mountford and Nick Wadham-Smith (Longman).
(2012) 'Visuell kultur og Det etiske imperativ' (Visual culture and the ethical imperative), Ekfrase: Nordic Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 3, 2. (short piece)
(2010) ‘On Bad Archives, Unruly Snappers and Liquid Photographs’, Photographies, vol. 3, issue 2, August, pp. 139-153.
(2010) ‘Playing God, Playing Adam: The Politics and Ethics of Enhancement’, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Vol. 7, No 2, pp. 149-161.
(2010) ‘I Don’t Go to the Movies’, Culture Machine, Vol. 11, non-pag.
(2010) ‘Creative Media between Invention and Critique, or What’s Still at Stake in Performativity’ (with Sarah Kember), Culture Machine, Vol. 11, non-pag.
(2009) ‘You Killed Barack Obama, 2008’, Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 8 no 2, p. 190 [image and text].
(2007) 'Of Swans and Ugly Ducklings: Bioethics between Humans, Animals and Machines', Reality Made Over, part II, special issue of the journal Configurations edited by Bernadette Wegenstein, Vol. 14 No 2 (Spring), pp. 125-150.
(2007) ‘The Secret of Life: Bioethics between Corporeal and Corporate Obligations’, Cultural Studies, Vol. 21, No 1, pp. 95-117. A German translation of this article was published in the special issue of the journal Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, Medien – Kőrper – Imagination, eds Mark Poster and Christoph Wulf, 17.1 (2008).
(2004) ‘Mediating Murder: Ethics, Trauma and the Price of Death’, Journal for Cultural Research, 8:3 (July), pp. 227-246.
(2004) 'The Universal Acts: Judith Butler and the Biopolitics of Immigration', Cultural Studies, 18.4 (July), pp. 524-539. A shorter version of this article has been published on The Signs of the Times website on 12.04.2005, under the title 'The Bio-politics of Immigration'.
(2004) 'Guns N'Rappers: "Moral Panics" and the Ethics of Cultural Studies', Culture Machine vol. 6, non-pag.
(2002) ‘”They Are All Anti-Semitic There”: Aporias of Responsibility and Forgiveness’, Culture Machine, vol. 4, non-pag.
(2001) ‘An Ethical Manifesto for Cultural Studies… Perhaps’, Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics, Vol. 14, No 2 (November), pp. 175-188.
(2001) ‘Sublime Speculations: the Economy of the Gift in Feminist Ethics’, j_spot: Journal of Social and Political Thought, Vol. 1. No 3 (June), non-pag.
(1998) ‘Between Aesthetics and Ethics: the Feminine Sublime’, Women: a Cultural Review, Vol. 9 No. 1 (Spring), pp. 97-105.
(1998) ‘Signs of Aphrodite: Hester Prynne Rediscovered’, Anglica Wratislaviensia, No. XXXIII, pp. 47-57.
(1998) (with Dorota Kolodziejczyk) ‘Of Subjectology: Comparative Cultural Studies’, Anglica Wratislaviensia, No. XXXIII, pp. 95-111.
(1997) ‘Zycio-dajne pisanie: cialo kobieta jezyk’ (‘Life-giving Writing: Body Woman Language’), FA-art, Vol. 1, No 27, pp. 26-30.
Caroline Bem and Rafico Ruiz (2011) ‘Universities, Futures: A Roundtable with Darin Barney, Andrew Piper, and Joanna Zylinska’, Seachange (international journal based at McGill University), special issue Choice.
(2003) ‘Talking Heads: an Interview with Stelarc’ (with G. Hall), specially commissioned by the Live Art Letters to coincide with Stelarc’s robotic performance, Anatomical Exoskeleton, June.
(2002) ‘Probings: an Interview with Stelarc’ (with G. Hall), in The Cyborg Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age, ed. Joanna Zylinska (London and New York: Continuum), pp. 114-130. A Polish translation of this interview appeared in Autoportret no 3/2012 in a special issue on the idea of the post-body.
(2000) ‘Nature, Science and Witchcraft: An Interview with Fay Weldon’; Critical Survey, Vol. 12, No 3, pp. 108-122.
(1999) ‘There Is Always One More Technology of Otherness: An Interview with Sue Golding’, with an introduction by Joanna Zylinska, Culture Machine , Vol. 1, non-pag. Republished as ‘A Bit(e) of the Other: An Interview with Sue Golding’, parallax, 13, 2000.
(2013) ‘All the World’s a Camera: Notes on Non-human Photography’, catalogue essay (published in English and French) for the phographic biennale Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Drone: The Automated Image.
(2012) ‘In the Ethics Lab: Taking Responsibility for Life’, catalogue essay for the exhibition of Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr’s work at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CSW Łaźnia) in Gdańsk, Poland.
(2011) ‘ Language Games’, catalogue essay (published in English and Mandarin) for the solo show of Ting Ting Cheng, ‘Object Fantasy’, at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei
(2011) ‘The Gift of Death, the Gift of Life’, catalogue essay for the exhibition of Alicja Dobrucka’s photographs, Dystans (19 March-23 April), The Agency Gallery, London
(2009) ‘Experiments of the Stelarc Machine’ (with Gary Hall), essay and interview in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, The Obsolete Body (April), Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France.
(2009) 'We are cyborgs', feature for This Is the Order magazine, issue 2. Online version is available here.
(2008) ‘The Cut of the Artist: Sellars’ Anatomy Lesson’, essay in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of Nina Sellars’ photographs, Oblique (31 July-28 September), Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
(2007) ‘The Extra Ear of the Other: On Being-in-Difference’, essay in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of Stelarc’s work (1-30 June), Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
(2006) ‘Dogs R Us?’, review of D. Haraway, The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003), parallax, vol. 12 no 1.
(2001) ‘On the Impossibility of Finding One’s Way to Ethics’, review of M. Garber, B. Hanssen, R. L. Walkowitz (eds) The Turn to Ethics (New York and London: Routledge, 2000), Culture Machine, June 2001, non-pag.
(1999) Contributor to The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English (entries on H. Cixous, A. Bradstreet, T. Morrison, C. Ozick, E. Hoffman, M. Hong Kingston), ed. Lorna Sage (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
(1997) ‘The Sources of Freedom: Wroclaw - Berlin - Lvov’, May (translation from Polish to English of the catalogue for the major international exhibition of contemporary art, featuring artists from Germany, Poland and Ukraine, and held in Wroclaw, Poland in May-June 1997).
Peer-reviewing and editorial work
Member of the Editorial Board of Media Philosophy, a book series edited by Eleni Ikoniadou and Scott Wilson for Rowman and Littlefield International
Member of the International Advisory Board of Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics: an interdisciplinary series developed in partnership with Rowman and Littlefield International and based in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University
Member of the Editorial Board for the journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, published by the National Communication Association and Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Policy Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology published by the Berkeley Electronic Press
Member of the Editorial Board for the Critical Posthumanisms book series published by Rodopi and edited by Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter
Commissioning Editor for the Culture Machine book series published by Berg (2000-2004)
Co-editor and, from 2001 to 2009 Reviews Editor, for Culture Machine, an international open-access peer-reviewed journal of cultural studies and media theory
Member of the Editorial Board of Mediactive (a journal of contemporary culture and politics published by Lawrence & Wishart)
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal European Studies: History, Society, Culture / Études européennes: histoire, société, culture published by the Dalhousie Centre for European Studies in Canada
Member of the Editorial Board of Przegląd Kulturoznawczy (Cultural Review; published by the Cultural Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Reviewer for a number of academic journals, including Body and Society, Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Signs, Subjectivity, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, parallax, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, j_spot: Journal of Social and Political Thought, Contemporary Women’s Writing and Culture Machine
Reviewer of book proposals and manuscripts in the area of media & cultural studies and philosophy for Routledge, the MIT Press, Continuum, Berg, Edinburgh University Press, Rodopi and Manchester University Press
Reviewer for the Philosophy of Communication section of the International Communication Association
Referee for Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch research council)
Referee for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Referee of tenure applications and external member at appointment panels at US and UK universities
Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar, Media Department, McGill University, Canada (spring 2011)
Fellow of the London Graduate School (a cross-London international graduate programme and research centre in critical theory run from Kingston University), from 2010 - permanent
Membership of professional bodies
Member of the advisory board/ a UEL affiliate of the University of East London Centre for Cultural Studies Research
Founding member (via Culture Machine) of NEIJ: Network for Editors of Interdisciplinary Journals
Member of the advisory board for the research project on the Russian Internet, Russian-cyberspace.org, based at Cambridge University
Member of ACS (Association for Cultural Studies), MeCCSA (Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association) and IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature)
Member of the Somatechnics Research Centre at Macquarie University, Australia
Organiser and chair of the Tissue Cultures stream for the conference TEXTURES: the 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Riga, Latvia, 15-20.06.2010.
Consultancy work for Flamingo International on future technological trends, October 2009.
Founder Member of the Network for Editors of Interdisciplinary Journals (NEIJ) and co-organiser of the symposium, ‘Interdisciplinarity in the Arts and Humanities: Research, Policy, Publishing’, London, 20.03.2009, hosted by the Network.
Co-organiser (as part of Goldsmiths’ Creative Media Forum) of a symposium on photographic theory and practice, ‘Photographic Mediations’, at Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, 6.11.2008.
Feature writer for ‘This is the Order’, an arts and culture supplement to the Huck magazine (article ‘We Are Cyborgs’, Sept. 2008)
Participant in a documentary ‘My Manifesto’ (originally made for Polish TV, then released as a DVD by an independent international art label) about the work of the contemporary Polish sculptor, Bronislaw Krzysztof
Co-organiser of the international interdisciplinary conference: ‘Cultural Studies: Between Politics and Ethics’, Bath Spa University College, 6-8.07.2001. (Reviewed in Scope: an Online Journal of Film Studies.)