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Gary Hall is a London-based cultural and media theorist working on new media technologies, continental philosophy and cultural studies. He is Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the School of Art and Design at Coventry University, UK, author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006) and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007). He is also founding co-editor of the open access journal Culture Machine, co-founder of the Open Humanities Press and co-editor of OHP's Culture Machine Liquid Books series. He is currently developing a series of politico-institutional interventions - recently dubbed activist scholarship or 'deconstructions in the public sphere' - which draw on digital media to actualise or creatively perform critical and cultural theory; and writing two monographs: Media Gifts, designed as a follow-up to Digitize This Book!; and There Are No Digital Humanities.