David Gunkel

Media Studies


(Ph.D., DePaul University)
Specialties: 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).

Website: gunkelweb.com

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Email: dgunkel@niu.edu

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