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University of Exeter

Dr Matthew Hayler


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Matt's interests surround different forms of technology and their effects on users, particularly focusing on the history and future of reading technologies. He is particularly intrigued by the varieties of resistance to technologies, from their perceived "unnaturalness," their keeping us away from a misremembered "real" world, to the belief that they might be doing us harm. His research explores how these forms of resistance can be traced back to people's changing experience of encountering objects in the world, and as such draws on various disciplines concerned with the effects of embodiment and materiality. Main research areas include: Digital Humanities; Cognitive and Neuroscience (particularly of how we read and how we interact with objects); Phenomenology; Philosophy of Technology; Critical Theory; 20th and 21st century fiction and poetry (particularly experimental writing which plays with the materiality of the book); Object Oriented Ontology; Science and Technology Studies.

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