Coordinated by Greg Downey, a former computer programmer turned arts and sciences professor at a big midwestern university, comes a tentative, fragementary, and probably sometimes contradictory ongoing exploration of the relations between information / communication technology, knowledge production and consumption, global political-economy, and the lived world of human labor. We only blog part-time, so don't expect new posts more often than once a week.
Gregory J. Downey, Closed captioning: Subtitling, stenography, and the digital convergence of text with television (JHU Press, 2008).Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology 328 pp. $52.00 hardcover available December 2007
Aad Blok and Greg Downey, eds., Uncovering labour in information revolutions, 1750-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
International Review of Social History Supplements (No. 11) 268 pp. $29.99 softcover available now
Gregory J. Downey, Telegraph messenger boys: Labor, technology, and geography, 1850-1950 (Routledge, 2002).
240 pp. $110.00 hardcover $26.95 softcover available now