Associate Professor Luke Goode

BA (Hons) , PhD


I research, teach and write about new media and communication technologies. I study the opportunities and the risks they open up for us as a society and as individuals. In particular, my work explores the implications of new technologies for the public sphere. I am also interested in the ways communication technology features in popular visions of the future and how these visions shape the public imagination about the kind of society we want or expect to live in. My research is currently focused on popular debates around the future of artificial intelligence.

Research | Current

  • New media technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and imagined futures
  • Critical future studies

Teaching | Current

COMMS 300 New Media and the Future of Communication

MEDIA 224 Science Fiction Media

MEDIA 319 Science Fiction Media

Postgraduate supervision

Current and recent MA and PhD supervision topics include:

  • Social media and digital journalism
  • Cyberculture in China
  • Artificial intelligence in popular culture
  • Podcasting and cultural intermediaries
  • British science fiction and Thatcherism
  • Online dating apps
  • Web surfing and the 'filter bubble' effect
  • Twitter and the Egyptian revolution

I would particularly welcome enquiries about PhD or MA research in the areas of:

  • digital futures
  • artificial intelligence and the public sphere
  • critical future studies


Areas of expertise

  • New media
  • Media futures
  • Digital culture
  • Media and the public sphere
  • Social futures

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 404A
New Zealand