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    The medium and the monitor

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    Humans are communicative beings. From Nüshu to TikTok, we need to express our thoughts, feelings, jokes, joys, and fears. Over millennia, our intimate and intellectual selves have spread across various media. And, over millennia, the media for communicating our selves have evolved with technological capabilities — from cave walls to bamboo scrolls, semaphores, and party lines. Even paper, with all its fantastic sensory experiences, is just another technological invention — one medium for human communication among a list of many.

    As broad and deep as the history of communication, a complex and somewhat dark history of surveillance and monitoring runs in parallel. The Spanish Inquisition. The Cultural Revolution….

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    Apr, 01 2020 |

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