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John Tinnell

John Tinnell is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Denver. His new book is Actionable Media: Digital Communication Beyond the Desktop.


By the 2020 election, the market for virtual reality is projected to increase twentyfold. That's great news for VR's proponents who relish the technology's persuasive powers, but what does it mean for those inside the headset? 

John Tinnell

Walden is often championed as an anti-technology manifesto. But this misses the value Thoreau found in conversations spread across vast spans of time and distance.

John Tinnell