Esther Milne is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. She is an investigator in the CRC Low Carbon Living project entitled “Media and Communication strategies to achieve carbon reduction through renovation of Australia¹s existing housing”. Esther publishes widely in the area of media history and is the author of Letters, Postcards, Email: Technologies of Presence (Routledge, 2010). She is currently writing a book for MIT Press called Email and the Everyday.
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