New technology may be changing the human brain

Thought-provoking article in The Guardian yesterday (and even more thought-provoking responses from readers) about expert warnings about the potential impact of digital communication on how people think and learn: is technology changing our brains?

Could digital comics be warping out minds? Depends which ones you read, I suppose…

• See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1759704,00.htmlRead the original House of Lords debate that inspired the article (tinyURL link)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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