McKenzie Wark

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Born September 10, 1961(1961-09-10)
Newcastle, Australia
Based in New York City, United States
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McKenzie (Ken) Wark (1961) is a writer and scholar. Wark is known for his writings on media theory, critical theory, new media, and the Situationist International. He is Professor of Culture and Media in Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research & Eugene Lang College in New York City that he joined in 2003.

Kenneth McKenzie Wark was born in Newcastle, Australia, in 1961 and grew up with his older brother Robert and sister Susan. McKenzie's mother died when he was 6 years old. Brother Robert McKenzie Wark remembers reading to him as a young child and the three children were brought up by their architect father Ross Kenneth Wark. McKenzie received a bachelor's degree from Macquarie University (1985), a Master's from the University of Technology, Sydney (1990), and a PhD in Communications from Murdoch University (1998). [1] [2]



  • with Bernard Cohen, John Kinsella and Terri-Ann White, Speedfactory, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2002, 151 pp. [4]
A Hacker Manifesto, 2004, A Hacker Manifesto.
  • A Hacker Manifesto, Harvard University Press, 2004, 208 pp. [6]
    • Hacker-Manifest, trans. Dietmar Zimmer, Munich: C.H. Beck, 2005, [236] pp. (German)
    • Un manifesto hacker: lavoratori immateriali di tutto il mondo unitevi!, trans. Marco Deseriis, Milan: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, 2005, 178 pp. (Italian)
    • Hakkā sengen, trans. Tomoyuki Kaneta, Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2005, 248 pp. (Japanese)
    • Un manifeste hacker, trans. Club Post-1984 Mary Shelley & Cie Hacker band, Paris: Ubiprodedis/Criticalsecret, 2006, 389+[24] pp. (French)
    • Ena maniphesto tōn chaker, trans. Nektarios Kalaitzēs, Athens: Scripta, 2006, 300 pp. (Greek)
    • Un manifiesto hacker, trans. Laura Manero, Barcelona: Alpha Decay, 2006, 204 pp. (Spanish)
    • Hakerski manifest, trans. Tomislav Medak, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2006. (Croatian)
    • Bir hacker manifestosu, trans. Merve Darende, Istanbul: Altıkırkbeş, 2008, 234 pp. (Turkish)
    • Hekerski manifest, trans. Aleksandra Rekar, afterw. Janez Strehovec, Ljubljana: Maska, 2008, 275 pp. (Slovenian)
    • Hackerkiáltvány, trans. Nagy Mónika Zsuzsanna, Budapest: Noran Libro, 2010, 213 pp. [7] (Hungarian)
    • Manifiesto hacker, trans. Sensei Magnus, n.d., [19] pp. Trans. of a shorter essay. (Spanish)
  • Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class, Cambridge: Polity, 2012. Chs 9, 13, 16, 19.
    • Kua yue shi kong de gan zhi: Jiao liu, wen hua yu jie ji [跨越时空的感知: 交流,文化与阶级], Nanjing: Jiang su feng huang jiao yu chu ban she, trans. Changyu Hu, 2015, 191 pp. (Chinese)
  • Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene, London: Verso, 2015, xxiv+280 pp.
    • Molekulares Rot. Theorie für das Anthropozän, trans. Dirk Höfer, Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017, 300 pp. [13] (German)
    • Russian trans., Moscow: Strelka, forthcoming. (Russian)

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