William Warner

William Warner is a Professor of English and Director of The Digital Culltures Project. His two primary areas of research are Eighteenth Century Print Culture (from the Novel to the American Revolution) and 20th Century Media (from film to new digital media). His books include, Reading Clarissa, Chance and the Text of Experience: Freud, Nietzsche, and Shakespeare's Hamlet, Licensing Entertainment. Most recently, he has been studying the
American Continental Congress as a network and an information system, and interpreting it in the light of the perspectives and debates opened by the rise of "computable culture" and a global information network. The colonial committees of correspondence offer an early instance the informal networks developed by relatively weak agents-precisely the utility of peer to peer computing as a technique of electronic publication in our own age.


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