N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles is a professor and director of graduate studies in the Literature Program at Duke University. She teaches and writes on the relations of science, technology, and literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her books include How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (University of Chicago Press, 1999), which won the Rene Wellek Prize for Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-99, and Writing Machines (MIT Press, 2002), winner of the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her latest book is How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (University of Chicago Press, 2012), and her most recent digital publication is the finance capital alternative reality game "Speculat1on". "Speculat1on is designed to enhance financial literacy and challenge the culture of greed that now dominates Wall Street culture and infects the neoliberal policies of US national politics.