An associate professor of English at Wheaton College, Richard Hughes Gibson is the author of Forgiveness in Victorian Literature, Charitable Writing (with James Beitler), and Paper Electronic Literature: An Archeology of Born-Digital Materials (forthcoming). He also co-directs the Manibus Press, an occasional publisher of artists’ books.
Government ties to Big Tech run deep.
To measure the Wealth of Nations, you had to inspect the shirts on people’s backs and the shoes on their feet.
It would be hard to blame him if he had lost faith in the republic.
Our writing process lacks sufficient resistance, hesitation, reconsideration.
Americans have been making arguments about the nature of their unity from the beginning.
Looking abroad provides some relief from the doomsday projections with which we began.
You don’t have to put on a rose-colored headset to see the upsides.
The Internet is a technical system that has reshaped social roles and relationships in ways that we are at this point far from fully understanding. We are living out the terms of the new social contract.
While the purgatorial “industries” of Transhumanism might not yet represent a counter-revolution on the order of the Reformation, they are already substantial enough to warrant our attention.