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Greg Downey <email@example.com>
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hi there. I'm a US-based historian and geographer of technology, employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001 in two departments at once: Journalism & Mass Communication and Library & Information Studies. I'm also affiliated with the Department of Geography and the Department of History of Science. My title is "associate professor," after earning tenure in summer 2006.
|Address:||5115 Vilas Hall
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
|H-Net Positions:||Former H-Net Council
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Sci-Med-Tech
Former Web Editor for H-Sci-Med-Tech
|Interests:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Labor History / Studies
Library and Information Science
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Gregory J. Downey, Closed captioning: Subtitling, stenography, and the digital convergence of text with television (JHU Press, forthcoming 2008).
Greg Downey, “Teaching reading with television: Constructing closed captioning using the rhetoric of literacy,” in J.L. Rudolph and A.R. Nelson, eds., Education and the culture of print in modern America (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming 2008).
Greg Downey, “The librarian and the Univac: Automation and labor at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair,” in C. McKercher and V. Mosco, eds., Knowledge workers in the information society (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).
Greg Downey, “Engaging human geography with library/information studies,” Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 41 (2006).
Greg Downey, "Constructing 'computer compatible' stenographers: The transition to realtime transcription in courtroom reporting," Technology and Culture 47:1 (2006), 1-26.
Greg Downey, "The place of labor in the history of information technology revolutions," in Aad Blok and Greg Downey, eds., Uncovering labor in information revolutions, 1750-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 225-261.
Greg Downey “Nodes, links, and phase transitions: Popularizing ‘network science’ [review essay],” Technology and Culture 45:1 (2004), 162-167.
Greg Downey, Telegraph messenger boys: Labor, technology, and geography, 1850-1950 (New York: Routledge, 2002).
"Virtual webs, physical technologies, hidden workers: The spaces of labor in information internetworks," Technology and Culture 42:2 (2001), 209-235.