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Ken Hillis

Ken Hillis is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of Online a Lot of the Time: Ritual, Fetish, Sign.

Titles by This Editor

Our encounters with websites, avatars, videos, mobile apps, discussion forums, GIFs, and nonhuman intelligent agents allow us to experience sensations of connectivity, interest, desire, and attachment—as well as detachment, boredom, fear, and shame. Some affective online encounters may arouse complex, contradictory feelings that resist dualistic distinctions. In this book, leading scholars examine the fluctuating and altering dynamics of affect that give shape to online connections and disconnections.