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David Thorburn

David Thorburn is professor of literature and director of the Communications Forum at MIT. He is the author of Conrad's Romanticism and many articles on literature and media.

The language of our emerging digital culture suggests adventure, daring, and unprecedented novelty, while we sit comfortably at our desks, alone, communing with our computer screens. Are we being taken in by our own metaphors? Read more

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