McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born writer and scholar. He works mainly on media theory, critical theory and new media. His best-known works are A Hacker Manifesto (2004) and Gamer Theory (2007). McKenzie Wark was born in Newcastle, in 1961. He studied at Macquarie University, the University of Technology, Sydney and at Murdoch University.
He is currently Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and The New School for Social Research in New York City.