Technologies of Conveyance

Meagan Timney

In this talk, Meagan Timney draws on McLuhan’s notions of the medium and the message to question how our interaction with the world around us changes through the use of the technologies that facilitate information transfer. Using examples from both past and present, she discusses how these technologies extend the human self through the creation of a virtual avatar.

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Meagan Timney is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include information architecture, human-computer-interaction, technology and society, and the future of the book.