Professor Profile - David Gunkel

David Gunkel

Media Studies

Office: Reavis Hall 112


(Ph.D., DePaul University)
Speciality: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), New Media, Philosophy of Technology, Web Design and Programming.

Author of three books addressing ICT and ethics and new media theory:

  • Hacking Cyberspace (Westview, 2001)
  • Thinking Otherwise: Philosophy, Communication, Technology (Purdue Univ. Press, 2007)
  • The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots and Ethics (MIT Press, 2012)
  • Heidegger and The Media (Polity Press, 2014)

Co-editor of Transgression 2.0: Media, Culture and the Politics of a Digital Age (Continuum, 2011)

Co-editor of the Indiana University Press series in Digital Game Studies.

Founding co-editor, managing editor and web programmer for the International Journal of Zizek Studies.

Award winning web programmer and interactive media designer. 

Award winning researcher and author

Award winning educator: Presidential Teaching Professor (2009) and Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006).


Latest Publications

Communication and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century 

Communication +1 1(1), August 2012.

New Media: A Remix of Mark Amerika's remixthebook. 2011

To Tell the Truth: The Internet and Emergent Epistemological Challenges in Social Research. The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

The Real Problem: Avatars, Metaphysics, and Online Social Interaction.
New Media & Society 12(1), February 2010, pp. 127-141

Terra Nova 2.0—The New Worlds of MMORPGs.
Critical Studies in Media Communication 26(2), June 2009, pp. 104-127

Beyond Mediation: Thinking the Computer Otherwise.
Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 1(1), Summer 2009.