Mark Slouka

Mark Slouka, author of War of the Worlds: Cyberspace and the High-Tech Assault on Reality, has served as lecturer in English and popular culture at the University of California, San Diego and assistant professor of creative writing at Columbia University. He is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, and earned his Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., and B.A. from Columbia University.


Volume 17

Guests on Volume 17: Alan Jacobs, on the seafaring fiction of novelist Patrick O'Brian; Barry Sanders, on the deeper dynamics of literacy; Mark Slouka, on bizarre Gnostic temptations in cyberspace; Alan Ehrenhalt, on how valuing choice hurts community; Geoffrey T. Holtz, on twenty-somethings and the shape of family life; Mardi Keyes, on dubious assumptions about the nature of adolescence; W. Bradford Wilcox, on tradition and belief; Glenn Loury, on race and relationships; and John Hodges, on the influence of Russian Orthodoxy in the music of John Tavener.