Michael L. Black's research has appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, the ?International Journal for Humanities and Arts Computing, and? Games and Culture. His research interests include the cultural history of computing, large scale text analysis, and Internet culture. His current book project examines the influence of market pressures and technical discourses on popular conceptions of software usability and personal computing.
Prior to joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Michael served as an Associate Director for the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Art, and Social Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.