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E2: Joanne McNeil: Lurking how a person became a user

We sat with Joanne McNeil to discuss her book Lurking: How a person became a user.

Joanne is a seasoned tech and pop-culture writer. “She was the inaugural winner of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation's Arts Writing Award for an emerging writer. She has been a resident at Eyebeam, a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, and an instructor at the School for Poetic Computation.”

She writes a column called "Speculations" for Filmmaker magazine, where she delves into the topics of science fiction films, books, art, and culture.

This book is great! In it, she unpacks 30 (plus) years of internet history with the sober pragmatism of a historian and the charisma of a seasoned storyteller. The book effectively contextualizes the chaotic history of one of the most transformative forces in contemporary times. The Internet.


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