Associate Professor Luke Goode

BA (Hons) , PhD


I research, teach and write about new media technologies. I study the opportunities and the risks they open up for us as a society and as individuals. My work challenges some of the popular media narratives about what digital technology may be doing to us, especially the rising tide of anxiety around 'digital natives'. I am also interested in the ways communication technology features in popular visions of the future (both fictional and non-fictional) and how these visions shape the public imagination about the kind of society we want or expect to live in.

Research | Current

  • New media technologies
  • Science fiction and the public sphere
  • Critical future studies and 'future imaginaries'

Teaching | Current

COMMS 100 Communication, Technology and Culture

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
  • British science fiction and Thatcherism
  • Online dating apps
  • Web surfing and the 'filter bubble' effect
  • Twitter and the Egyptian revolution

Areas of expertise

  • New media
  • Digital culture
  • Future studies
  • Science fiction

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

HSB - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 5, Room 544
New Zealand