Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology shapes culture and society. She is the author of Lurking: How a Person Became a User. She received the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. She is a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She was an Artist-in-Residence and an Impact Resident at Eyebeam. She collaborated with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks. She was one of the founding editors of The Message, the technology-focused opinion magazine published by Medium. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The Baffler, Filmmaker, Domus, Dissent, Frieze, Modern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications.
Lurking: How a Person Became a User
MCD x FSG
I’m fascinated with how Fisher’s blog posts maintain a sense of presence even while collected in a book. His work of deeply-engaged, roving cultural criticism felt very much of the internet even when it wasn’t expressly about the internet.
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Cottom’s a magnificent stylist—that was apparent on her blog years ago and it is fully on display in Thick. Her voice is welcoming and deceptively effortless, which means that none of the rigor of her thinking or the scholarly underpinning is lost to her reader.