Greg Downey

Position title: Evjue-Bascom Professor, iSchool and School of Journalism & Mass Communciation


History and geography of information technology and labor

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Gregory J. Downey
Greg Downey.

Professor Downey’s research uses historical and geographical methods to uncover and analyze “information labor” over time and space. He is the author of Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography 1850-1950 (2002), Closed Captioning: Subtitling, Stenography, and the Digital Convergence of Text with Television (2008), and Technology and Communication in American History (2011). He is also co-editor of Uncovering Labor in Information Revolutions, 1750-2000 (with Aad Blok, 2004) and Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print (with Rima Apple and Stephen Vaughn, 2012).