Author Archive | Paul L. Hebert (he/him/his)

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Digital Materiality and . . . an Earthquake

This is more personal anecdote than a scholarly discussion, but it relates to the materiality of digital media and was an event that escaped most Western media outlets. Six years ago, in April, there was a large earthquake off the Southern coast of Taiwan that severed almost all of the data cables linking East Asia […]

Thoughts on Fitzpatrick, Print Culture and Digital Media

My readings for other classes this week have emphasized the development of print culture in Western society and its ascendency to the preeminent medium of knowledge dissemination. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about print culture and its very material and political effects on society. Writing made possible the production of the archive as […]

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