StudioLab Manifesto: Transmedia Knowledge for Liberal Arts. In collaboration with Alainya Kavaloski. In progress.

Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance. London: Routledge, 2001.
Croatian translation: Izvedi ili Snosi Posljedice: Od Discipline do Izvedbe. Trans. Vlatka Valentić. Zagreb: Centre for Dramatic Arts, 2006.
Polish translation: Performuj albo… Od dyscypliny do performansu. Trans. Tomasz Kubikowski. Krakow: Universitas Publishers, 2011.

Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research. Ed. Jon McKenzie, Heike Roms, and C.J.W.-L. Wee. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Paperback second edition, with new foreword by Maaike Bleeker, 2012.



Podcast: Mixing Media and Pedagogies Using StudioLab

Video: What are Digital Cultures?




DesignLab & The Democratization of Digitality



Ouisconsin Eidos: Performance, DesignLab, and Experimental Theory


 From Gay Science to Theory Comix



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“Ouisconsin Eidos, Wisconsin Idea, and the Closure of Ideation.” In Inter Views in Performance Philosophy: Crossings and Conversations. Eds. Anna Street, Julien Alliot, and Magnolia Pauker. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017.

“Philosophical Interruptions and Post-Ideational Genres: Thinking Beyond Literacy.” An Interview with Jon McKenzie by Anna Street. In Inter Views in Performance Philosophy: Crossings and Conversations. Eds. Anna Street, Julien Alliot, and Magnolia Pauker. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017. 

“Discargo: Überoverundunder.” In PhoneHome:Llama a Casa Exhibition Catalogue. Eds. Dorita Hannah and Shauna Janssen. Hobart: University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts/School of Architecture: 2017. Np. (bilingual English/Spanish).

“Performance and Democratizing Digitality: StudioLab as Critical Design Pedagogy.” In Performing the Digital: Performance Studies and Performances in Digital Cultures. Ed. Timon Beyes, Martina Leeker, and Imanuel Schipper. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag, 2016.

“Stratification and Diagrammatic Storytelling: An Encounter with Under the Dome.” In lo Squaderno: Explorations in Space and Society. no. 37, September 2015. Pp. 13-18.

“Revisiting Jon McKenzie’s Perform or Else: Performance, Labour and Pedagogy.” Interview of Jon McKenzie by Tim Edkins and Stevphen Shukaitis. Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organizations 14(3) (2014): 523-541.

Review by Kellen Hoxworth of Disastronautics: How to Do Things with Worlds by Jon McKenzie & Ralo Mayer. Performance Research 19·3 (2014): pp,112-113.

“Posthuman Misperformance: BP and the Flight of the Whooping Cranes.” In MISperformance – Essays in Shifting Perspectives. Ed. M. Blažević and L. C. Feldman. Ljubljana: Zbirka Mediakcije and MASKA, 2014. Pp. 45-59. 

Performativitäten, Gegen-Performativitäten und Meta-Performativitäten.” In Performing the Future. Ed. Erika Fischer-Lichte and Kristiane Hasselmann. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2013. Pp. 141-159 (German).

“Smart Media at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture 15 (2013).

“Performance y Globalización.” In Estudios Avanzadas de Performance. Ed. Diana Taylor and Marcela Fuentes. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2011. Pp. 431-458 (Spanish).

“The Revelations of Dr. Kx4l3ndj3r.”  In Ralo Mayer, Obviously a Major Malfunction/KAGO KAGO KAGO BE. Linz: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2011 (bilingual English/German).

“Abu Ghraib and the Society of the Spectacle of the Scaffold.” In Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Ed. Patrick Anderson and Jisha Menon. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

“Global Feeling: (Almost) All You Need is Love.” In Performance Design. Ed. Dorita Hannah and Olav Harsløf. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008. 

“StudioLab UMBRELLA.” In The Illogic of Sense: The Gregory L. Ulmer Remix. Ed. Darren Tofts and Lisa Gye. Electronic book published by Alt-X Online Network. 2007.

“Performance and Globalization.” In Handbook of Performance Studies. Ed. D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera. London: Sage, 2006.

“Hacktivism and Machinic Performance,” Performance Paradigm 1: March 2005. Electronic journal.

“High Performance Schooling.” Parallax 31 (2004): 50-62.

“Democracy’s Performance.” TDR: The Drama Review 47.2 (2003): 117-128.

“The Hole in My Life.” Frakcija: Performing Arts Magazine 20-21 (2001): 90-93 (bilingual Croatian/English).

“Towards a Sociopoetics of Interface Design: etoy, eToys, and TOYWAR.” Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics 14.1 (2001): 121-38.

Interview about StudioLab. The Wired Professor: A Guide to Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction. Anne B. Keating with Joseph Hargitai. New York: New York University Press, 1999. Pp. 95-100.

“Genre Trouble: (The) Butler Did It.” The Ends of Performance. Peggy Phelan and Jill Lane, eds. New York: New York University Press, 1997. Pp. 217-235. 

“!nt3rh4ckt!v!ty,” Style 30.2 (1999): 283-299. 

“Nouveaux Sites en Coulisses: Auteur de The Nerve Bible de Laurie Anderson.” Trans. Frédéric Maurin. Théâtre/Public 127 (1996): 67-69 (French).

“Tabloid Theory and the Remains of Science.” Lusitania 4 (1993): 101-112 (bilingual English/Portuguese).

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