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David Parry is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communications. His work centers on understanding the complex cultural transformations brought about by the change from an analog archive to one whose substructure is a digital network. His current area of research is focused on understanding how the digital network produces a different type of public and alters civic practices, analyzing how power structures and relations between people and governance are altered in the digital era.
Currently he teaches courses on writing in the digital era, digital culture, and civic media. His presentations and published writing include works on digital games, web technologies, digital literacy, and the emerging networked public.
David writes for several online resources including his own blogs, Profound Heterogeneity (www.profoundheterogeneity.com), and Academhack (www.academhack.com), and has been featured in The Chronicle for his work on microblogging as pedagogical practice. He also is regularly invited by organizations to speak about digital literacy and the changing cultural landscape.
PhD, English, University at Albany, 2007
BA, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Summa Cum Laude, 1997
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Areas of Specialization
Emerging Media, Digital Culture, Philosophy of Technology, and Digital Civics & Politics