Eugene Thacker is an author and associate professor at The New School in New York. Thacker is known for his work in philosophy, media theory, and the study of genre horror and science fiction. In addition to his writing on science and technology, Thacker has written on the work of Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Arthur Schopenhauer, H.P. Lovecraft, and medieval mysticism. Thacker’s most recent books are In the Dust of This Planet - Horror of Philosophy vol.1, and After Life. Thacker periodically writes a column for Mute Magazine called "Occultural Studies." Thacker is also an author of experimental fiction. His writing has appeared in anthologies such as Degenerative Prose (published by Black Ice/FC2), Diagram: Selections from the Magazine (edited by Ander Monson), and Debug: Primary Techno Noir (edited by Kenji Siratori). Thacker has produced book arts projects, and an "anti-novel" titled An Ideal for Living. With Ronald Sukenick and Mark Amerika, Thacker helped establish Alt-X Press, for which he edited the anthology Hard_Code. Thacker has previously collaborated with Fakeshop, Biotech Hobbyist, and Merzbow.