Focus: "Information" -- what a concept.
In my iSchool hat, I work on the theory, history, and cultural implications of information and information technologies. I co-teach two courses with Paul Duguid every spring: an undergraduate course on the History of Information and a graduate course on Concepts of Information. (I also taught a course a couple of years ago on the language of public discourse, which I'd love to do again some time.) In various other hats, I do research on natural-language semantics and pragmatics and the structure of written language, and do general-interest writing on language, culture, technology and other topics in various periodicals, as well as a regular feature on the NPR program "Fresh Air."
More about me and my books and publications at my all-purpose home page.
BA, Columbia, 1971
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