This is my old website, from when I was a Professor at the University of Vermont. After January 1, 2019, I will be a Prof. at Western University. Mail can be sent to me at: Faculty of Information & Media Studies, FIMS and Nursing Building, Room 2050, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 5B9 Canada. Other current information about me can be found here. If you are looking for information about United Academics, the faculty union of the University of Vermont, go here: http://www.unitedacademics.org/
This much is still true: I study media, technology, law, and culture. You might say that I study the soft side of hard issues, that is, the role of cultural beliefs in shaping things like institutions, property, legal regulation, and technology. From radio broadcasting to the internet, the adoption, use, and even the constitution of new technological systems are often influenced, not just by economic and structural factors, but by cultural trends and habits of belief. And because of that, I believe, they can be changed.