Alexander R. Galloway is an artist and computer programmer. As the
founding member of the Radical Software Group (RSG), he is the creator
of Carnivore (http://rhizome.org/carnivore),
a networked surveillance
tool based on the notorious FBI software of the same name. The New York
Times has called the work "conceptually sharp, visually compelling and
completely attuned to the political moment."
Recently Alex published a DVD (with Cory Arcangel) titled "Low Level
All-Stars" which presents the largely unknown history of video graffiti
from the Commodore 64 computer. Alex's first book, "PROTOCOL, or, How
Control Exists After Decentralization," will be published later this
year by The MIT Press.