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About Tim Gorichanaz
Tim Gorichanaz is a novelist and scholar. His fiction is characterized by whimsical imagery, philosophical reflection and mythic force. In his academic writing, he explores questions of evidence, materiality and experience in information systems. Tim holds a PhD in information studies and teaches at Drexel University. In his free time, he enjoys ultra-distance running and practicing guitar. Originally from Wisconsin, Tim now lives with his cat Toaster in Philadelphia.
Titles By Tim Gorichanaz
Unlike traditional information behavior research, which is limited to how people need, seek, and search for information, information experience looks at how people understand, use, and are shaped by information. In this way, information experience connects with other human-centered areas of information research and design, including information literacy and human–computer interaction.
Split into three parts, Information Experience in Theory and Design presents a multifaceted investigation of information experience, centered around the themes of understanding, self, and meaning. Part One (Understanding) explores the link between information, understanding and questioning; how moral change arises from information; and how to design for understanding. Part Two (Self) explores the concept of the human self as information; the links between information, identity and society; and how to design for self-care. Finally, Part Three (Meaning) explores the connection between information and meaning; how meaning and craft contribute to the good life; and how to design for meaning.
Offering a rigorous theoretical foundation for information experience and insights for design, Gorichanaz brings together research from across the information field as well as philosophy. For researchers or students in any area of the information field, from librarianship to human–computer interaction, this is an exciting new text investigating a fascinating new field of study.
Not long after, a mysterious band of 18th-century Japanese nomads appears at the door of nearby Saint David's Church, looking for a place to rest. (Needless to say, it's not something you come across often in rural Wisconsin.) His interest piqued, Evan is attracted to these travelers, and he becomes friends with one of them—a young man whose name is, incidentally, also Evan. As the two get to know each other, they learn that they have much more in common than just their name.
Past and present, America and Japan, human and animal—the differences begin to blur.
In The Eternal Parade, readers will be absorbed by a melancholic, animal-inhabited dreamworld reminiscent of a Haruki Murakami novel, but with the en-passant humor and literary prose of something by Vladimir Nabokov.
María Teresa is the daughter of one of Madrid's most wealthy businessmen, and she's been promised to marry Guillermo, the son of another tycoon. It's not that María Teresa doesn't like Guillermo, but she is already in love with someone else, her longtime friend Álvaro. Caught up in a flurry, María Teresa finds herself in the beds of both her suitors. As misfortune would have it, she becomes pregnant. Her parents demand to know who the father is—and for reasons unknown even to María Teresa, she blurts out the name of the parish priest.
Her parents confront Father Xabier, and he does not deny the allegations. Instead, he promises to care for the child. The news gets out and rumors fester, and soon parish attendance falls, Father Xabier is excommunicated and the centuries-old monastery of miracles is dissolved.
Here, María Teresa's father sees a business opportunity, her mother sees juicy gossip, and Maria Teresa herself only sees torment. And Xabier... He sees a new life for himself—one he never imagined—in this story of faith, betrayal and miracles.