A robot cutting in line. [photo by Lily Brewer, June 5, 2012]
I marshal the middle between Mathers and McLuhan.
My main interests are figurative language use and the social impacts of technology. My main goal as a writer is to entertain and as a scientist is to find novelty. I’m more of the former than the latter and more of a fan than a critic.
I'm currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication at The University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University Chicago, as well as a doctoral candidate in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. I'm also working on two books: One is a media-archeological dig called The Medium Picture, and the other is called Floating Signifiers and is under contract with Repeater Books. This site is where I think aloud about all of the above. Read on »