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Dr. Adrian Mackenzie

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B.Sc (UNSW), BA (Syd) PhD (Syd)


01524 510848






FASS Building, County South


Dr Mackenzie focuses on 'BioIT convergences' across biological engineering, DNA synthesis and sequencing, clinical and research databases and visualization technologies. His current work is focused both on changes in the work, productivity and situation of life scientists, and on the transformations in technique, knowledge and products associated with bio-IT related developments. His wider interests includes the nature of promise, value, speculation and imagination in bioeconomies. He has published several books on theories and practices of technology in the sciences, popular culture and media: Transductions : bodies and machines at speed, London: Continuum, 2002/6; Cutting code: software and sociality . New York: Peter Lang, 2006, Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures, MIT Press 2010, and edited Cinema and Technology, Palgrave 2008, as well as articles on media, science and culture. He is currently Co-Director of Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster Universtity.



Mackenzie, A. 2010. Wirelessness: Radical Network Empiricism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,

Mackenzie, A. 2006. Cutting Code: Software and Sociality. New York: Peter Lang.

Mackenzie, A. 2002. Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed. London: Continuum.

Edited books:

Bennett, Bruce, Marc Furstenau, and Adrian Mackenzie, (eds.). 2008. Cinema and Technology. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Journal articles (2005 - ):

Mackenzie, A. & Furstenau, M., 2009. 'The promise of makeability: digital video editing and the cinematic life.' Journal of Visual Communication; 8(1): 5-22.

Mackenzie, A., 2009. 'Intensive movement in wireless digital signal processing: from calculation to envelopment.' Environment and Planning A; 41(6): 1294-1308.

Mackenzie, A., 2008. 'Thinking animality and neurocultural selfhood.' South Atlantic Quarterly; 107(1): 145-164.

Mackenzie, A., 2008. 'Wirelessness as experience of transition.' FibreCulture; 13. Available at: http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue13/.

Mackenzie, A., 2008. 'The Affect of Efficiency: Personal Productivity Equipment Encounters the Multiple.' Ephemera: theory and politics in organization; 8(2). Available at: http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/8-2/8-2mackenzie.pdf.

Mackenzie, A., 2007. 'Wireless networks and the problem of over-connectedness.' Media International Australia; (125): 94-105.

Mackenzie, A., 2006. 'Java: the virtuality of Internet programming.' New Media & Society, 8(2): 441-66.

Mackenzie, A., 2006. 'Innumerable transmissions: Wi-Fi from spectacle to movement.' Information, Communications and Society; 9(6): 779-800.

Mackenzie, A., 2006. 'The meshing of impersonal and personal forces in technological action.' Culture, Theory & Critique; 47(2): 197-212.

Mackenzie, A., 2005. 'Is the actual world all that must explained? The sciences and cultural theory.' Cultural Values; 9(1): 101-116.

Mackenzie, A., 2005. 'The performativity of code: software and cultures of circulation.' Theory, Culture & Society, 22(1), 71-92.

Mackenzie, A., 2005. 'The Problem of the Attractor: A Singular Generality Between Sciences and Social Theory.' Theory, Culture & Society; 22(5), 45-66.p>

Mackenzie, A., 2005. 'The problem of the technological: event and excess relationality.' Social Epistemology; 19(2/3): 1-19.

Mackenzie, A., 2005. 'Untangling the unwired: Wi-Fi and the cultural inversion of infrastructure.' Space and culture; 8(3): 269-285.

Book Chapters (2005-):

Mackenzie, A. 'Codecs: from centres of calculation to centres of envelopment' in Deleuze in Science and Technology Studies, edited by Casper Jensen. (Forthcoming)

Mackenzie, A. 2008. 'Stars, Meshes, Grids: Urban Network-Images and the Embodiment of Wireless Infrastructures'. In The Enterprise City, A. Cronin & K. Heatherington (eds). London & New York: Routledge.

Mackenzie, A. 2008. 'Codecs.' In Software Studies, M. Fuller (ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,

Mackenzie, A. "Internationalization." In Software Studies, M.Fuller (ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mackenzie, A. 2007. 'Convolution and Algorithmic Repetition: A Cultural Study of the Viterbi Algorithm.' In 24/7 Network Time, R.Hassan & R. Purser (eds). Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Mackenzie, A. 2006. 'The Performativity of Code.' In New Vitalities, M. Fraser, C. Lury and S.Kember (eds). London: Sage.

Mackenzie, A. 2005. 'From Cafe to Parkbench: Wi-Fi and Technological Overflows in the City.' In Technological Mobilities, M. Sheller. London & New York: Routledge.

Research tags

emerging technology   bioeconomy