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John Durham Peters is María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (1999), Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and Liberal Tradition (2005), The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media (2015), and most recently, Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History (2020), coauthored with the late Kenneth Cmiel, all from the University of Chicago Press. He’s lectured in many countries and advised many dissertations, and enjoys chasing Frisbees and grandchildren.