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.