There’s no doubt we are living in an age of screens, and books have not been spared in the relentless transfer of text to electronic devices. Is this a bad thing? How have writers grappled with the impacts of technology on human connection, communication and interaction?
Sweetland lecturer Simone Sessolo studies how technology shapes the way we write and think. His take on digital media is refreshingly nuanced.
“Let’s not start by being evaluative,” said Sessolo. “Let’s start by observing and describing.”