Darren Wershler's most recent nonfiction book is Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, for the University of Toronto Press Canadian Cinema series. He has also published The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting and has written or co-written five other books about technology and culture, including the Canadian bestseller Internet Directory 2000 (with Scott Mitchell); Commonspace: Beyond Virtual Community (with Mark Surman); and FREE as in speech and beer. I’m also the author of four books of poetry, NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs, the first book printed by the newly revived Coach House Books in 1997; the tapeworm foundry, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize in 2000; apostrophe (with Bill Kennedy), the first book ever written with a search engine; and Update, a sequel to apostrophe, also written with Bill Kennedy, using Facebook status updates as its source material.
Wershler is an Associate Professor in the English department at Concordia University and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature (Tier 2).
For the last eight years, along with Professor Rosemary Coombe, Wershler has been planning, designing and project managing Artmob, a multisectoral online initiative. Artmob’s purpose is to build large, accessible online archives of publically licensed Canadian art, and to foreground the issues that this process raises for Canadian copyright and intellectual property laws.
Author biography from the author's website: http://www.alienated.net/dw/