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Buying a Bunch of Printers

But not that kind of printer . . . . Background I am teaching a course on 3dprinting this semester (you can see the syllabus here if you are interested it is a mix between theory, history of information & communication, and praxis, printing stuff). It has been a difficult class to construct and think ...

Making Digital Counterpublics

This year at the MLA I was part of a panel on Making Digital Counterpublics. Drawing on the idea that Habermas’ public sphere is an as yet unachieved ideal, scholars such as Nancy Fraser and Michael Warner have argued for the need to recognize alternative or parallel publics. Amid discourses regarding the value of the ...

More About Knowledge Cartels

In conjunction with the keynote that I gave at the Computers in Writing Conference this year, I wrote an article for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. For those who are interested this piece articulates, in a slightly different manner, why I think that Open Access issues are fundamental to the work ...

Computers in Writing 2012.

I was be three people keynotes at the Computers in Writing Conference this year. I gave a talk about Open Access and Academic Publishing. If you want you can watch a video of the presentation. I also did a short write up of key points in the conclusion you can read on my blog. Links ...

Ubiquitous Surveillance

As part of the Living Books about Life collection sponsored by the JISC and the Open Humanities Press I edited a book collection on the developing surveillance society. This book surveys a range of scientific perspectives on surveillance, highlighting developing trends and issues.

Hacking the Academy

Two pieces I wrote about the future (or possible future) of the academy in the age of the digital network appear in Hacking the Academy, edited by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. The University of Michigan is set to publish this book, in the meantime you can visit the site for this edition.