You can look at my home page for more information, but the short answer is that I'm a dilettante who likes thinking about a variety of subjects. I like to think of myself as a systems-level thinker, more concerned with the big picture than with the details. Current interests include politics, community formation, and social interface design. Plus books, of course.
While talking to somebody today, I made a reference to the Panopticon, an idealized prison, but couldn't remember the details of it. So I typed it into Google, and found this page describing it. The page turned out to be part of a collection of pages that was this guy's master's thesis in English, titled "Argumentation on the World Wide Web: Challenging Traditional Notions of Communication". Lots of really interesting stuff in there describing the change in relationship between author, reader, and text. Worth a look if you're interested in postmodern theory and related issues.
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