About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network and Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget gets one thing right: “Different software embeds different philosophies, and these philosophies, as they become ubiquitous, become invisible.” And of course, Smith gets other things right … Continue reading
A few nights ago I was making fun of a friend because he had been on Twitter for nearly a year but had only tweeted once. He owns an iPhone and has an app on it for Twitter, but told … Continue reading
This morning the country’s eyes were on UT Austin, where a gunman shot and killed himself with an AK-47. Thankfully, no one else was injured, and the situation seems to have calmed down. I was relieved as I followed the … Continue reading