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F. Scott Taylor
Principally a Communications Theorist and Techno-culture Critic, F. Scott Taylor resides in Toronto, Canada. When writing in these capacities, he specializes in analyzing the affect of telecommunications on individual, social and cultural psycho-pathology. At present he is completing The Dismantled Mouth: Of Social Autism, a text describing how telecommunications contribute to autist-like behavioural patterns. A recent article in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media concerns the chronic loss of referential forms of thought (metaphor, analogy, metonymy) through the influence of digital media, and the affect of this upon performance comprehension and critique. Earlier, shorter works can be accessed at http://www.cyberstage.org. Taylor jokes that he comes by his trade honestly since he works in the tradition of Marshall McLuhan, who directed his graduate work, and for whom he was a stand-in lecturer during the 1970s. Since then, Taylor has written and directed many multi-media, multi-disciplinary theatre works some of which have been produced across Canada, at two seasons of the Edinburgh Festival, and throughout the United States and Europe, most notably, perhaps, at Pompidou Centre. In late 2005 he collaborated with Marion Traenkle on a digital lecture performance, NEWS, at Gasthuis Theater, Amsterdam. In addition, he is happy to serve on the Executive of The Subtle Technologies Association (http://www.subtletechnologies.com). Please feel free to contact Scott. Address: F. Scott Taylor, 132 Glenholme Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6E 3C4; E-mail: email@example.com.