The Transhumanist Tapestry

Unraveling Roles of Author and Audience


  • Chelsey Barber Teacher's College Columbia University


Artificial Intelligence is an increasingly ubiquitous entity reshaping the ways that we interact and communicate. In all of our online interactions, the boundaries between humans and machines become blurred as we read and are being read by technology. This digital entanglement of machines and minds, of reading and being read, stands as an invitation to interrogate the historical relationship between reader and writer, audience and author. In interrogating these roles I reflect upon the implications this has for the ways that we read the digital spaces we are part of, our agency in shaping this evolving technological relationship, and begin to consider the educational implications of such shifts.