Matthew Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland. He has published previous essays in Slate and the Chronicle of Higher Education as well as numerous academic venues, and his work has received coverage in the Atlantic, New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, CBC, Wired, Boing Boing, and Slashdot. He is completing a book entitled Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
What Is an @uthor?
It’s clear that our media today capture and contain authorial presence with unprecedented levels of abundance. But the total recall and total information awareness that characterize these interactions are further complicated by the focalizing powers of hashtags, filters, and notifications."...