How We Think: A Digital Companion


  • N. Katherine Hayles (Author and Director) teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her print book, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis, was published by the University of Chicago Press in spring 2012. Her other books include How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics, which won the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-99, and Writing Machines, which won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. She is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Literature at Duke University, and Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Allen Beye Riddell (Project Manager) is a PhD Candidate in the Program on Literature at Duke University.

  • Bharath Kumar (Programmer) is a graduate student in the Computer Science Department at Duke Universtiy

  • Jesse Hu (Data Entry) is an undergraduate student in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University

  • Rae Jui-an Chao (Data Entry and Researcher) is a PhD Candidate in the Program on Literature at Duke University.

  • Pinar Yoldas (Designer) is an interdisciplinary artist and graduate student in the Department of Art and Art History at Duke University.

  • Ian Baucom is Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute and Professor of English and works on twentieth century British Literature and Culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and Black Atlantic literatures. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (2005, Duke University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). Under his enlightened leadership, the FHI has begun offering digital publishing grants to support a wide variety of digital publishing projects, including How We Think: A Digital Companion. We are grateful for the support, both financial and scholarly, and deeply appreciate this forward-looking initiative.