Garfield Benjamin

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Media Arts and Technology, Solent University

Garfield Benjamin's research spans cultural theory and creative media practice, focusing on the relation between humans and (digital) technology. Their work emphasises the future of society, whether that be distant or imminent, in order to inform our understanding of the present. Garfield's creative media practice includes web-based media, computer-generated images/film/sound, interactive and game-based works, augmented reality, and avatars.

Garfield's research interests include: Media theory, Digital culture, Online privacy, Posthumanism, Utopia, Science fiction, Computer games, Digital art, and Literature.

Current work focuses on online privacy as a cultural issue, including power structures in surveillance and gamification, and ways of thinking about privacy creatively and collectively.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Research officer, Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Birmingham
  • 2015–2015
    Visiting lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Wolverhampton, PhD Digital Technology Theory and Practice

Publications

  • 2016
    The Cyborg Subject: Reality Consciousness Parallax, London: Palgrave Macmillan