Galloway explored the contradiction between Debord, a symbol of radical politics and art in 1960s France, and the nineteenth-century Napoleonic campaign game he created. In Debord’s own words the game was the only thing in his entire body of work that had any value. Was it nostalgia, or a vision of things to come?
Alexander R. Galloway is an author and programmer. He is a founding member of the software collective Radical Software Group and creator of the data surveillance engine Carnivore. He teaches at New York University.