Luciana Parisi is Reader in Cultural Studies and Director of the PhD programme at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London. Her research focuses on philosophy and science to investigate potential conditions for ontological and epistemological change in culture, aesthetic and politics. Specifically engaging with cybernetics, information theories, and evolutionary theories, her work analyses the radical transformations of the body, nature, matter and thought led by the technocapitalist development of biotechnologies and computation. In 2004, she published Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire (Continuum). She has also written within the field of media philosophy and analysed the bionic transformation of the perceptive sensorium triggered by digital media, the advancement of new techno-ecologies of control, and the nanoengineering of matter. She has published articles on the cybernetic re-wiring of memory and perception in the context of a non-phenomenological critique of computational media vis a vis strategies of branding and marketing. Her interest in interactive media has also led her research to engage more closely with computation, cognition, and algorithmic aesthetics. In 2013, she published Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and the Control of Space (MIT Press).
- Abstract Sex. Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire, London and New York: Continuum, 2004.
- Contagious Architecture: Computation, Aesthetics and Space, MIT Press, 2013.
- Book chapters, Papers, Essays
- with Tiziana Terranova, "Heat-Death: Emergence And Control In Genetic Engineering And Artificial Life", Ctheory (10 May 2000).
- "Information Trading and Symbiotic Micropolitics", Social Text 80 (2004), pp. 25-49.
- with Steve Goodman, "The Affect of Nanoterror", Culture Machine 7 (2005).
- "Biotech: Life by Contagion", Theory, Culture & Society 24 (2007), pp. 29-52
- with Steve Goodman, "Extensive Continuum: Towards a Rhythmic Anarchitecture", Inflexions 2 (Dec 2008).
- "Symbiotic Architecture: Prehending Digitality", Theory, Culture & Society 26, ed. S. Yoshimi, 2009, pp. 346-374.
- "Technoecologies of Sensation", in Deleuze | Guattari & Ecologies, ed. Bernd Herzogenrath, New York: Palgrave, 2009, pp 182-199.
- with Stamatia Portanova, "Soft Thought (in Architecture and Choreography)", Computational Culture 1 (Nov 2011).
- with M.B. Fazi, "Do Algorithms Have Fun?", in Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing, ed. Olga Goriunova, London: Bloomsbury, 2014.
- with Antonia Majaca, "The Incomputable and Instrumental Possibility", e-flux 77, Nov 2016.
- "Computational Logic and Ecological Rationality", in General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm, eds. Erich Hörl and James Burton, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
- "Reprogramming Decisionism", e-flux 85, New York, Oct 2017.
- with Matthew Fuller, "Luciana Parisi Interview", 2004.
- with Erich Hörl, "Was heißt Medienästhetik?", trans. Reiner Ansen and Erich Hörl, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 8 (2013), pp 35-51. (German)
- Stanimir Panayotov, "To Engineer the Time by Other Means. Interview with Luciana Parisi", Figure/Ground, Aug 2016.