Darren Wershler is assistant professor in the Communication Studies department of Wilfrid Laurier University, part of the faculty at the CFC Media Lab TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment program, and a research affiliate of the IP Osgoode Intellectual Property Law and Technology program. His most recent book is The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting (Cornell University Press, 2007). He has written or co-written five other books about technology and culture and three books of poetry, including apostrophe (with Bill Kennedy), the first book written with a search engine. Forthcoming books include a book about Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg and the first monograph on the work of Kenneth Goldsmith.