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Allison Alexy is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology
at Lafayette College, with a doctorate from Yale University. Her research focuses on
intimacy and family lives in contemporary Japan.
I've been publishing http://vispo.com since 1996. It's the centre of my work as a net artist, writer, poet, artist-programmer, visual and audio artist, and commentator/critic. Most of the work I've done is available at vispo.com. Much of it is interactive and synthetic of various arts. I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. My CV is at http://vispo.com/JimAndrews.htm
School of Communication Arts
University of Western Sydney
Sandy Baldwin's work imagines the future of literary studies in a digital age. As coordinator of the Center for Literary Computing, he facilitates interdisciplinary research projects in the poetics of new media and the media ecology of literary institutions, using web-technologies, multimedia, hypertext, audio/video, and virtual environments. Sandy's scholarly work explores media technologies as rhetorical and aesthetic objects, asking how media structure our thought and experience. His particular focus is on continuities and borrowings between literary theory and theories of digital multimedia. Current research areas include: net art as a literary genre, avant-garde writing as a precursor of multimedia, the narrativity of computer games, and the cultural implications of nanotechnology .
Sandy's creative writing experiments with text, sound, image, and collaborative performance. He is a founding member of the multimedia performance/poetry groups Purkinge and Nine Way Mind, with works in print, on the Internet, and on CD-ROM; and with performances in the USA, Europe, at conferences, reading series, radio shows, and rock concerts. He also writes and performs collaboratively with the Atlanta Poets Group. An example of his solo work appeared in the anthology Another South: Experimental Writing in the South .
Elisabeth Ly Bell
Elisabeth Ly Bell is a German-born Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Literary Arts Program, with an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin (dissertation title: A Voice of Disturbance - Robert Coover und Mythos). This Coover enthusiast’s primary interest is in contemporary American fiction, and her teaching includes creation myths, fairy tales, and topics in American culture.
Mark Bernstein is chief scientist at Eastgate Systems, Inc., publishers of original hypertext fiction, nonfiction and poetry and creators of innovative tools for writing. He is the creator of Tinderbox and Twig. His most recent book, co-edited by Diane Greco, is Reading Hypertext.
Simon Biggs was born in Australia, 1957, and moved to the UK in 1986. A visual and inter-disciplinary artist, he uses the computer and interactive systems within large-scale installation, web-based artworks and other contexts to explore issues around identity and reality as social constructs.
His work has been shown internationally, including Tate Modern, South London Gallery, South Bank Centre, New British Library, Whitechapel Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Tate Gallery and FACT Liverpool; Mappin Gallery and Site Gallery, Sheffield; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge; Harris Museum, Preston; Maclellan Gallery and Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Centre de Georges Pompidou, Paris; Academy de Kunste and Kulturforum, Berlin; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Holland; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Musea Mimara, Zagreb; Macau Arts Museum; Cameraworks, San Francisco; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Paco des Artes, University of Sao Paulo; McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Curtin University Gallery, Perth and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
He has participated in numerous symposia, giving keynote lectures at the Bienale of Electronic Arts, Perth, International Festival of Electronic Language, Sao Paulo and User_Mode at Tate Modern, London. He has also curated a number of exhibitions, for Site Gallery, Sheffield, Berlin Video Festival, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts.
Publications include CD-ROM's Great Wall of China and Book of Shadows .
His URL is www.littlepig.org.uk
He is currently Professor at Edinburgh College of Art, UK.
Friedrich W. Block is the Director of the Brückner-Kühner-Foundation and the Kunsttempel Gallery in Kassel, Germany. He is the curator of numerous exhibitions, literary and academic events, and he has also worked as an artist. Since 1992 he has been responsable for the 'p0es1s' project on digital poetry and since 2000 for the 'Kasseler Komik-Kolloquium'. His research concentrates on contemporary literature, language art, media poetics and humor. Block is co-editor of the 'Kulturen des Komischen' series. Among others he wrote IO. poesis digitalis.
Stephanie Boluk is a PhD candidate in the English Department at
the University of Florida.
Mark Booth is a Chicago based audio artist, interdisciplinary artist, and writer whose work is rooted in an exploration of language, sound, and the complexities of perception. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has performed and exhibited in the United States and Europe. He teaches creative writing and sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Philippe Bootz works as an assistant professor of multimedia at the University of Versailles-St. Quentin and as a researcher at the Paragraphe Laboratory since 1999, and the president of the association, MOTS-VOIR, since 1984. Philippe Bootz is the co-founder of the French group, L.A.I.R.E., since 1988, and since 1989 the editor of alire, the first European multimedia journal and review of electronic poetry. He also cofounded the international collective, Transitoire Observable, in 2003. As an author, he has been working with text installations as well as with programmed poetry since 1978.
LAURA BORRAS-CASTANYER is Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the University
of Barcelona , Spain. She has devoted the last 11 years to the teaching
of literature in virtual environments as a professor at the Open University of
Catalunya , Spain, where she developed the ODL programme for literary
studies. She directs the International Research Group 'Hermeneia' whose
mission is to study connections between literary studies and digital technologies. She is the Academic Director of the Master's in Literature in the Digital Era at the UB. She is member of
the Literary Advisory Board of the Electronic Literature Organization and has been co-editor of the
"Electronic Literature Collection" vol. II for the ELO with Rita Raley, Talan Memmott and Brian Kim
Stefans. Author and editor of numerous publications; her books include titles related to e-lit such as "Textualidades electrónicas" .
Amaranth Borsuk's poems have recently appeared in FIELD, Denver Quarterly, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other journals. Her chapbook, Tonal Saw, was just published by The Song Cave. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Writing Technologies, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, Slope, and The International Journal for Women's Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and will begin a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at MIT this July.
graduated in literature from La Sorbonne University (France). After working as a project manager in the educational software industry for six years, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative and is currently associate professor in Communication Sciences at the University of Technology of Compiegne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular electronic literature. As an author
, he is interested in the unveiling of interactivity.
Brad Bouse is a developer whose work focuses on the intersection of art and technology. With a B.A. in film production from the University of Southern California, his personal projects have ranged from documentaries to collaborative screenwriting tools. Professionally, his work has included developing an online video portal for NBC, interactive applications for Disney, Warner Bros., and Sony, and, most recently, user interfaces for two prominent startups.
Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She
is a also co-director of the Center for Future Storytelling, applying social robot technologies for interactive
storytelling. She is a pioneer of Social Robotics and Human Robot Interaction . She received her Sc.D in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000.. Ongoing research includes the development of
socially intelligent robot partners that interact with humans in human-centric terms, work with humans as peers, and
learn from people as an apprentice. Other projects have explored how HRI can be applied to enhance human
behavior as applied to motor learning and cognitive performance. The ability of these robot systems to naturally
interact, learn from, and effectively cooperate with people has been evaluated in numerous human subjects
experiments. More recent work investigates the impact of long-term HRI applied to communication, quality of life,
health, and educational goals.
I am an MFA student at Ohio State University specializing in traditional and digital poetry. My research interests include aleatory formalism, internet-driven poetry, and computational linguistics.
Mauro Carassai has a BA in Anglo-American Literature from University of Macerata and he is currently a second-year PhD in English at University of Florida. He had a Fulbright visiting year at Brown University in 2007-2008 and his research interests involve New Media Studies, Digital Narrative and Literary Theory.
J. R. Carpenter
J. R. Carpenter is a writer of poetry, very short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction and web-based non-linear intertextual hypermedia narratives. Her electronic literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world including the Muse de Beaux-arts , and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, published by Conundrum Press in 2008. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal. http://luckysoap.com
I'm an M.A. student in English Literature at Ohio State. My background
before returning to school was in Web development, and a lot of my
academic work deals with electronic texts. I've recently been
interested in how electronic texts and digital environments are
changed as time passes, and the paper I'm proposing deals with reading
Talan Memmott's Lexia to Perplexia as a possibly broken object.
Roxanne Carter is a Ph.d. student in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. She
researches and writes about the 1960s Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Her writings
appear in Caketrain, The New River, Finery and La Petite Zine.
Maria Lucia Cattani
Maria Lucia Cattani is an artist from Porto Alegre, Brazil who is underatking postdoctoral research at Camberwell College of Arts for a year, working with the FADE Research Group. Maria is a lecturer at the Art Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul where she teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. As a practicing artist she works with various media including printmaking, painting, book art, in situ works, and video. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad since 1985. Her research concerns investigation into synthesizing the duality generated by ephemeral site-specific works, to produce work which involves an ephemeral site-specific element and a more permanent element. This practical Fine Art research project investigates ephemerality, the original, multiples and documentation. Maria Lucia Cattani: email@example.com
Angela Chang is a PhD student in the Personal Robots group at the MIT Media Lab. She is a practicing artist and
designer researching the relationship between human communication through embodied senses. Her current focus is
designing novel story environments that respond to touch interaction. She creates textiles, devices and systems that
engage people's sense of touch to improve communication, education, and artistic expression. Before attending the
Media Lab, Angela received an SB in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and helped design haptic technology at
Motorola. She is an inventor on several tactile interface patents and is researching sensorial interaction between
humans and robots. She is particularly interested in applying interdisciplinary engineering techniques to enhance
Assistant Researcher of Institute of Arts and Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Pei-yu Chi is a master's student in the Software Agents Group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research interests
include life storytelling, commonsense computing, and human-computer interaction. Chi designs an intelligent
system Raconteur that assists people composing life stories from their captured digital media elements through
chatting with friends. She received her MS in computer science from National Taiwan University's Graduate
Institute of Networking and Multimedia and a BBA in Information Management at National Taiwan University. She
received the people's Choice Award at ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction 2007 for her
work on a nutrition-aware kitchen.
Wendy Chun is amongst our most important contemporary theorists of code and culture. Code is culture and, in particular, code defines and constrains literary culture in new ways, many of which are only obliquely within our social or political (let alone aesthetic) control. Chun is an Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is just now finishing a monograph for MIT Press: Programmed Visions: Software, DNA, Race.
Department of English
University of Otago – New Zealand
Osvaldo Cleger is an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures at Lafayette College, with a doctorate from University of Arizona. His
research focuses on the impact that recent technological developments have on the
literary field. His book manuscript, Narrar en la era de las blogoficciones: literatura,
cultura y sociedad de las redes en el siglo XXI, is under revision for publication.
Robert Coover has been a major champion of literature in new media since the typewriter began to pass. He has done more than any other significant literary figure to promote the field, all but single-handedly adding a 'genre' to 'creative writing' in the world of institutionally-recognized and professed literary arts. He is the author of many books, including Pricksongs & Descants, The Public Burning, A Night at the Movies, and, more recently, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors’ Cut, A Child Again, and Noir. His work has been translated into many of the wold’s languages. A significant portion of his writing has been adapted for the stage, and his short story ‘The Babysitter’ was adapted for film in 1996.
At Brown University, Coover pioneered electronic writing (hypertext fiction) workshops in 1990-91. Since 2002, he has worked with writers, composers, artists, modelers, and programmers in the immersive virtual reality of Brown University’s Cave. He established and ran Brown’s Freedom to Write Program in 1989, following the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the massacre in Tiananmen Square. This program, revived in 2003 as the foundation-supported International Writers Project (IWP), brings beleaguered and endangered international writers to Brown on fellowships. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Electronic Literature Organization.
Associate Professor, Temple University
Roderick Coover creates panoramic interactive environments, collaborative streaming visual poems, and multimedia documentary projects. Works include Cultures in Webs: Working In Hypermedia With The Documentary Image
among others. Coover has received awards from organizations such as USIS-Fulbight, the LEF Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. URL: http://www.roderickcoover.com
Yolanda de Gregorio Robledo
Yolanda de Gregorio Robledo, born on the 6th March 1974, Madrid, Spain.
Graduated from the Pontifical University of Salamanca (in 2000) with a Degree in Religious Science and from the University of Cadiz (2008) with a degree in English Literature where she has also just finished her Masters in Hispanic studies with the presentation of her research work: 'Aproximación al estudio de la narrativa digital: Análisis de Fitting the Pattern,' ('Approaches to the study of the digital narrative: Analysis of Fitting the Pattern'), a work which has served as the basis for a doctoral thesis which she has just begun.
Giovanna di Rosario
Dept. of Arts and Culture Studies
P.O. Box 35
University of Jyväskylä
Claire Donato lives in Brooklyn, NY. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and Action Yes. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and will receive her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in May 2010.
Digital text art, contemporary fiction, narrative and new media
Researcher in Software Studies, U. California San Diego
in affiliation with CRCA, Calit2, and the Department of Visual Arts.
Ph.D in English, UC Santa Barbara
Astrid Ensslin is Lecturer in Digital Communication at Bangor University's School of Creative Studies and Media. Her main publications include Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions and is currently writing a book entitled The Language of Gaming for Palgrave Macmillan. She is Co-Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Digital Fiction International Network.
Aden Evens researches across a variety of disciplines, including new media studies, philosophy, mathematics, music, and literature. His teaching focuses on new media and digital technologies, but also includes forays into composition, post-structuralist theory, music, and literature, especially post-modern literature. His chief aim as a teacher is to encourage students to think critically, a skill that, with practice, transfers readily to every domain of human activity.
Jason Farman is Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Digital Media from the University of California, Los Angeles under the advisement of N. Katherine Hayles, Mark Poster, and Sue-Ellen Case. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled, Mobile Interface Theory: Embodiment in Locative Art, Gaming, and Pervasive Computing Culture.
Angela Ferraiolo approaches electronic and new media writing as a literary practice. She is
interested in the re-imagining of existing literary forms that can, through the digital arts, be
exploited for their liveness and that perhaps were never fully realized while they were written for
print. She also envisions a move towards a kind of code process that can be 'literary'.
Angela has worked as a narrative designer for Electronic Arts and the former Westwood Studios.
She is currently at work on a new interactive movie titled The Loop. Her database movie The Idea
That Invented Me will be shown at Duo Arts Gallery in New York this February. An interactive
story Map of a Future War was published in the Fall 2008 edition of The New River Journal.
Angela is the future cinema reviewer for the arts journal furtherfield. She as a Masters of Fine
Arts from Hunter College in Integrated Media.
Caitlin Fisher holds a Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture in the Department of Film at York University, Toronto. A co-founder of York's Future Cinema Lab, her research investigates the future of narrative through explorations of interactive storytelling and interactive cinema in Augmented Reality environments. Caitlin completed a hypertextual dissertation in 2000 and her hypermedia novella, These Waves of Girls, won the Electronic Literature Organization's 2001 Award for Fiction. Her augmented reality poem, Andromeda, was co-recipient of the 2008 International Digital literature Award Cuidad de Vinaròs Prize for poetry.
Penny Florence's early research was on Mallarmé and painting, moving into psychoanalytic and feminist approaches to film and word-image theory and practices. She was, until very recently, Head of Research Programmes at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Her engagement with word and image inspired her to produce an elaborate digital version of Mallarmé’s Un coup de dès. She has subsequently pursued these interests into the field of digital poetry and poetics.
Leonardo L Flores
Associate Professor of English, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus.
Edrex Fontanilla is a new media artist and instructional technologist based in Providence, RI. He trained formally as a classical musician at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music before integrating his training with new media studies in Brown's MEME graduate program. His most recent work intersects physical and virtual space, and investigates the various unstable ontological states between video, sculpture, and installation. Described as mutable sculpture, this series of video art sculptures were created in conjunction with cognitive scientist Robert Goldschmidt. The mutable sculpture series has been shown nationally and abroad, including the Tampa Museum of Art, the Boston CyberArts Festival, and SIGGRAPH.
Edrex currently teaches new media courses at Brown University and at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Chris Funkhouser is a poet, scholar, and multimedia artist. In 2009, the Associated Press commissioned him to prepare digital poems for the occasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration. He is author of the documentary study, Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995, and an eBook (CD-ROM), Selections 2.0. He teaches at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a member of the scientific review committee of the digital literature journal regards croisés (University of Paris 8), is on the Advisory Board of the Digital Poetry Archive of Canada, and is an External Collaborator with Núcleo de Ciberteatro, Insituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal). He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia (2006), was on the summer writing program faculty of the Naropa University (2007), and is presently Digital Poet-in-Residence at Bowery Poetry Club (New York City).
Lawrence Giffin is a poet and archival science student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Queens College. His chapbook-length poem, Get the fuck back into that burning plane, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2009. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Laura Goldstein has performed her work in Chicago at Links Hall, the Elastic Arts Foundation and the Red Rover Reading Series, and in New York at the Bowery Poetry Café and Unnameable Books. Her poetry, reviews and essays can be found in How2, Little Red Leaves, EAOGH, Text/Sound, Rabbit Light Movies, Otoliths, CutBank Reviews, Moria, and The Little Magazine. She has two chapbooks: Ice in Intervals from Hex Press and Day of Answers from Tir Aux Pigeons. She currently teaches Writing and Literature at the School of the Art Institute and Loyola University.
Samantha Gorman is a writer who composes for digital media. She
graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in Literary Arts and a Independent Concentration titled Performance: Digital Media Studies. In 2008 she returned to Brown as a M.F.A. Electronic Writing Fellow in the Literary Arts Program. Her CAVE project, Mugen Noh: A Virtual Opera,has been shown as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. More recent works have incorporated generative literature, net.art, video and installation.
Loss Pequeño Glazier
Dr. Loss Pequeño Glazier
Director, Electronic Poetry Center
Dept. of Media Study
University at Buffalo
Greenlee is a sound & new media artist whose recent performance work focusses on generating digital sound from graphic patterns. In Fall 2010, he will join the Faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design as Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies. For more extensive information, please see: http://shawngreenlee.com
Director and Associate Professor
Digital Technology and Culture Program,
Washington State University Vancouver
Ethan Ham is a sculptor and installation artist who often explores themes of translation and mutation. His projects include literary/art hybrids, kinetic sculptures, and internet-based artworks.
He has been commissioned by Turbulence.org ,
The Present Group .
Ethan is an Assistant Professor of New Media at The City College of New York
Terry Harpold is Associate Professor of English, Film & Media Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path (University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
Research Associate at the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Halle and at the European School of Journalism Alfred Neven DuMont, Halle. There he is mainly responsible for the M.A. program “MultiMedia & Authorship”. His interests in research include internet theory, authorship, and multimedia narratives. Doctoral thesis on the 'Digital author' On authorship under the terms of the dispositif Internet“ .
Ian Hatcher is an interdisciplinary artist & programmer originally from Seattle. His writing was featured in the 2008 ELO and Electronic Literature in Europe conferences and has been published by Counterpath Press, Subito Press, and the New Yinzer. As a musician he scores contemporary dance and performs as an improviser, songwriter, and vocalist. He currently lives in Providence RI, where he is an MFA candidate in Literary Arts/Electronic Writing at Brown University. http://clearblock.net
Dr. Miriam Havemann studied English, French, Comparative Literature and Philosophy at the Universities of Bochum and Warwick. With the support of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, she completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature under Prof. Dr. Monika Schmitz-Emans with her thesis 'The Subject Rising Against Its Author. A Poetics of Rebellion in Bryan Stanley Johnson's Œuvre.' She shares her time between teaching part-time at the University of Bochum and living in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, where she continues conducting research on Interactive Fiction, Electronic and Hypertextual Literature in different media.
Davin Heckman is a scholar. Retrotechnics is his blog. He can be contacted at: davinheckman [at] gmail.com.
Shane Hinton is a tiny collection of pixels. He is worried about language.
Daniel C. Howe is from the Media Research Lab at NYU and was awarded a 'Computing Innovations' fellowship from the National Science Foundation for 2009-2011. He currently resides in Providence, RI where he teaches at Brown and RISD, and is a resident artist at AS220.
Jeff T. Johnson's poetry has been featured in Caketrain, VOLT, Cannibal,
Ocho and The New Yinzer, among other publications. His writing has also
appeared in The Encyclopedia Project. He attends the graduate program in
creative writing at The New School.
David Jhave Johnston
David Jhave Johnston is a multimedia-poet currently living in Montreal.
He is a web-curator and independent media-arts practitioner, involved in numerous collaborative and solo digital and in-situ art practices.
Focus: Language-based online digital art. Combinatorial poetics, multimedia poetry. Currently, developing works that feature typographic experiments built through a synthesis of Flash, Mudbox, Vegas, Ableton Suite and Mr. Softie
Working and exhibiting with, among others: FILE, Champ Libre, Bioteknica , Turbulence.org, Ollivier Dyens, OBX, TML, Symbiosis, Zoi...). His work has been exhibited at 3 new media Biennales: Montreal '03 & '09 & Toronto '04. 2009. Doctoral candidate at Concordia University affiliated with OBX, TML & NT2. 2007. SFU SIAT. M.Sc in Interactive Arts program. 'Emotion in Online Digital Poetry' 2004. Concordia University. B. of Computer Science, minor Digital Image and Sound.
His current home site is www.glia.ca
. He co-curates www.year01.com
Justin Katko received his MFA in Electronic Writing from Brown
University and is now researching a PhD at the University of Cambridge
on Edward Dorn's Gunslinger and J.H. Prynne. His video poem 'Up
Against the Screen Mother Fuckers' is forthcoming in volume two of the
Electronic Literature Collection, and his opera The Death of Pringle is
forthcoming from Veer Books .
Robert Kendall has been writing electronic poetry since 1990. He is the author of the book-length hypertext poem A Life Set for Two and other electronic works published at BBC Online, Iowa Review Web, Cortland Review, Eastgate Hypertext Reading Room, ELO Electronic Literature Collection, Cauldron & Net, and other Web sites. His electronic poetry has been exhibited at many venues in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, and he has given interactive readings of his work in many cities. His printed book of poetry, A Wandering City, was awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, and he has received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a New Forms Regional Grant, and other awards. He has taught electronic poetry and fiction for the New School University's online program since 1995. He runs the literary Web site Word Circuits, is codeveloper of Word Circuits Connection Muse, a hypertext tool for poets and fiction writers, and is a Director of the Electronic Literature Organizaion. He has written many articles about electronic literature for national publications, such as Poets & Writers Magazine, and he lectures frequently on the topic.
Assistant Professor of the Humanities, NJIT,
Newark, New Jersey
George P. Landow
George Landow is Professor of English and Art History at Brown University. He provided this link (!) http://www.victorianweb.org/cv/gplbio.html
to more extensive biographical information and here a few words from the conference booklet: "George P. Landow wrote the
books and taught the
courses, making the digital-as-hypertext integral to his scholarship and pedagogy long before such approaches began to be given their chance to achieve institutional moment. Has this moment come or has it not? Who better to give us his judgements?"
I have given numerous workshops and lectures that delve into the very bones of eliterature, examining the simpler relationships between text, link, sound, and image to provide a foundation for more complex e-rhetorics. My new textbook, Fundamentals
, provides basic explanations of these rhetorical devices http://www.deenalarsen.net/fundamentals/index.html
. I have written many electronic works and articles and served as a member of the Board of ELO and trAce.
Patrick LeMieux is an artist and media scholar who received his MFA from the University of Florida in 2010 and is currently a PhD student in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. His scholarship, artwork, teaching, and curatorial activity is centered around networked and programmable media, gallery analytics, and videogames. He has recently exhibited artwork in the Tampa Museum of Art, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. For more information please visit http://patrick-lemieux.com
Erik Loyer is an artist whose interactive media projects use tactile and performative interface in the service of audiovisual storytelling. His work has been exhibited online and internationally at venues including Artport at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Digital Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Prix Ars Electronica; Transmediale; and IndieCade. His website, The Lair of the Marrow Monkey ,was one of the first to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As Creative Director for the experimental digital humanities journal Vectors, Loyer has designed over a dozen interactive essays in collaboration with numerous scholars. He is the founder of interactive design studio, Song New Creative, and develops story-driven interactive entertainment under the Opertoon label, including most recently an iPhone application entitled Ruben & Lullaby. A recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, Loyer has a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.
Will Luers is a media artist, writer and educator living in Portland, Oregon. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database documentary, The Father Divine Project. Will currently teaches at the Digital, Technology and Culture department at Washington State University Vancouver, where in 2008 he was an artist-in-residence creating Locative Media work with students. In 2005, he won Nantucket Film Festival and Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay. An early adopter of social media, he was named a pioneer in videoblogging in the Forbes.com Top Technology Trends (2004) and in The New York Times (2006).
Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink writes hypermedia fiction as M.D. Coverley. Her full-length interactive, electronic novel, Califia
, is available on CD-ROM from Eastgate Systems. Her most recent work, Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day
was published in 2006. Coverley's Web short stories and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, BeeHive, Artifacts, Cauldron & Net, The Blue Moon Review, Riding the Meridian, Salt Hill, New River, Currents in Electronic Literacy, Bunk, Poems That Go, Enterzone, The Salt River Review, Aileron, Blast 5 , Room Without Walls
, and frAme
. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.http://califia.us
Judy Malloy is a new media poet and information artist whose work has been
exhibited and published internationally, including the San Francisco Art
Institute, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Sao Paulo Biennial, the
Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art, E-POetry Barcelona,
the 2008 Electronic Literature Organization Conference, The Walker Art
Center, Visual Studies Workshop, Eastgate Systems, E.P. Dutton, Tanam Press,
Seal Press, MIT Press, The Iowa Review Web, and Blue Moon Review.
A pioneer on the Internet and in electronic literature, in 1986
she wrote and programmed the seminal hyperfiction "Uncle Roger,"
and in the ensuing years she created a series of innovative
hypernarratives works published by Eastgate and on the Internet,
including "its name was Penelope" and "l0ve0ne,"
the first selection in the Eastgate Web Workshop. In 1993,
she was invited to Xerox PARC where she worked in Computer Science
Laboratory as the first artist in their artist-in-residence program.
In 1994, she created one of the first arts websites, Making Art Online.
recent work includes Concerto for Narrative Data and the trilogy,
Paths of Memory and Painting. Second editions of its name was
Penelope and Forward Anywhere are due from
Eastgate in 2010.
She is the editor of Women, Art & Technology.
Mark C. Marino is a writer, researcher, and editor. In 2007, Mark presented a demonstration of Critical Code Studies at SLSA, which led to the formation of the Critical Code Studies research blog , a new media satire magazine.
Mark is currently serving as the Communication Director for the Electronic Literature Organization. Mark produces short films about grammar and widgets for his students at the University of Southern California in LA, where he lives with his wife, children, and chatbots. More of his work can be found at http://markcmarino.com
Talan Memmott is associate professor of digital media and culture in the Digital Culture Studies program at Blekinge Institute of Technology and an internationally known practitioner of electronic literature and digital art with a practice ranging from experimental video to digital performance applications and literary hypermedia. His work is widely available on the Internet, and has been included in electronic anthologies, featured at festivals and conferences, and the subject of numerous critical texts. His current research interests include digital poetics, practice-based research methods, and digital media pedagogy in the humanities.
"Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer). The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez is also the Executive Editor of the "_Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_" project, a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Reality Engineer and Game Theorist who currently is thoroughly shackled to her "socumentary" project #feralC [ http://netwurker.net
Adrian Moens is an audio artist, writer, musician, and visual artist. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work includes live sound performance, electronic writing, sound composition, and drawing.
Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Montfort has
collaborated on the blog Grand Text Auto, the sticker novel Implementation, and 2002: A Palindrome Story. He
writes poems, text generators, and interactive fiction such as Book and Volume and Ad Verbum. Most recently, he
and Ian Bogost wrote Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. Montfort also wrote
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction and co-edited The Electronic
Literature Collection Volume 1.
Adalaide Morris is John C. Gerber Professor of English at the University of Iowa. The frame of her most recent writing is the expanded field of modern and contemporary poetics, including sound art, the documentary, and the digital. Her first book was a study of Wallace Stevens; her most recent are How to Live/What to Do: H.D.'s Cultural Poetics (University of Illinois, 2003) and a collection of essays entitled New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories (MIT, 2006). In between, she has written on such poets as Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, and Nathaniel Mackey, storytellers in feminist fiction, the American literary canon, oppositional intellectuals and the job market, and the challenges of chairing a department. Her next project is tentatively titled 'What Else Can Poetry Do?'
Judd Morrissey is a writer and code artist whose works of electronic literature, interdisciplinary performance, and installation have been widely and internationally presented. He is the creator of digital literary works including The Last Performance, a collaborative writing, archiving, and text-visualization project for which he was a recipient of the inaugural Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers' Grant in 2007.
He received his MFA from Brown University where he worked with Robert Coover in his experimental hypertext workshops. His work has been included in a broad range of festivals, conferences and exhibitions with recent venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona, Landmark Cafe @ Bergen Art Museum, House of World Cultures , and the Chicago Cultural Center. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago creating code-driven text work for the building's large-scale multi-screen digital facade. His work has been the subject of numerous critical studies.
Judd teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Writing, Art and Technology Studies, and Performance. He was an Associate Member of the seminal performance group Goat Island from 2004 until 2009 when the company disbanded.
Dr. Tom Morrissey is University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of the English Department at Plattsburgh State University of New York. He is co-author of Pinocchio Goes Post Modern: The Perils of a Puppet in the United States and Co-editor of When Genres Collide. He is also an author/composer of musical comedies for young people, including Puppet Song, a play inspired by The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Jason Nelson is a digital and hypermedia poet and artist. He is a lecturer on Cyberstudies, digital writing and creative practice at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his artistic flash games/essays such as Game, Game, Game And Again Game and I made this. You play this. We are Enemies.
Nelson's style of Web art mergers various genres and technologies, focusing on collages of poetry, image, sound, movement and interaction. He currently lives in Gold Coast, Australia.
Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and, performance. His pieces show a tactile sense of space, movement, image and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. Osborn has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, and Arts International and been awarded residencies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Het Apollohuis , and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at UC San Diego.
He has presented his work worldwide with exhibitions at the singuhr-hörgalerie among many others. He has lectured and taught in numerous institutions and is currently Assistant Professor in the Visual Art Department at Brown University.
Joseph Peters is a graduate student in the Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, where he also works as a web editor. He is drawn to interactive media for the promise it holds to make literature more dynamic and immersive. This is his first e-lit piece.
Paola Pizzichini has a PhD in Archival Science from University of Udine, Italy. She has published extensively on Archival Sciences didactics in Italian academic institutions and on historical archives. Her research interests revolve around the applications of digital technology to archival preservation, description and organization.
I am Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Yale University.
My work pursues connections across literary experiments from the 20th and 21st centuries and across media forms. I am interested in how technologies affect our understanding of literature, both in terms of aesthetics and reading practices. My first book project, Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media, reads contemporary works of digital literature in relation to literary modernism. My current research focuses on how 21st-century literature—both in print and online— responds to the threat of an increasingly paperless and multimodal society.
Rita Raley is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses in the aesthetics and politics of new media; 20-21C literature in English; and theories of globalization. She is the author of Tactical Media and articles on topics such as codework, machine translation, hypertext, and literary uses of locative and mobile media. At UCSB she is the director of the Literature.Culture.Media Center (formerly, "Transcriptions") and co-director of the undergraduate specialization in Literature and Culture of Information.
Aaron A. Reed
Aaron A. Reed is a fiction writer and interactive storyteller. His interactive fiction "Whom the Telling Changed" was selected for the Electronic Literature Collection Volume One. More recently, his long-form "Blue Lacuna" has been called "the most ambitious interactive story I've played this decade" and "important in a way most recent games aren't" by reviewers, and was featured in the NetArt component of the Prospectives.09 Digital Arts Conference at the University of Nevada Reno. Aaron is currently pursuing an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media at UC Santa Cruz.
Scott Rettberg is associate professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the Electronic Literature Organization. Rettberg is a contributor to the collaborative digital culture weblogs Grand Text Auto and Netpoetic, and writes a column on electronic literature for the Norwegian literary magazine Vagant. He is currently working on a book about contemporary electronic literature in the context of the twentieth century avant-garde, and is leading an effort to establish a European electronic literature research network.
Francisco J. Ricardo, Ph.D. is Lecturer in the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design and Research Associate and co-director of the Digital Video Research Archive at the University Professors of Boston University. Recent publications include Cyberculture and New Media
(Rodopi, 2009) and Literary Art in Digital Performance: Case Studies in New Media Art and Criticism
(Continuum, 2009). An advocate of the need for critical philosophical rigor in new media art and literature, he is senior editor of Continuum's International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics book series. His texts on criticism in new media aesthetics can be read at http://postmediumcritique.org
Allen Riley, BA Eugene Lang College 2006.
Joseph Butch Rovan is a composer and performer on the faculty of the
Department of Music at Brown University, where he co-directs MEME
and the Ph.D. program in
Computer Music and Multimedia. Prior to joining Brown he directed CEMI, the
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, at the University of North
Texas, and was a compositeur en recherche with the Real-Time Systems Team at
the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in
Paris. Rovan worked at Opcode Systems before leaving for Paris, serving as
Product Manager for MAX, OMS and MIDI hardware.
Rovan has received prizes from the Bourges International Electroacoustic
Music Competition, first prize in the Berlin Transmediale International
Media Arts Festival, and his work has been performed throughout Europe and
the U.S. He frequently performs his own work, either with various new
instrument designs or with augmented acoustic instruments.
Rovan's research includes new sensor hardware design and wireless
microcontroller systems. His research into gestural control and
interactivity has been featured in IRCAM's journal "Resonance", "Electronic
Musician", the Computer Music Journal, the Japanese magazine "SoundArts,"
the CDROM "Trends in Gestural Control of Music" , and in the
book "Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and
Creative Cartographies," .
Alexandra Saemmer is Associate Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at University Paris 8. Her current research projects focus on semiotics and aesthetics of digital media, reading and writing on digital supports. She is author and editor of several books and articles on digital literature and arts. Her books include Matières textuelles sur support numérique; E-Formes 1: Ecritures visuelles sur support numérique (2008, co-editor).
An internationally known media artist and scholar, Seaman has had over thirty major installation works and commissions around the world, a dozen solo exhibitions, and numerous performance collaborations, video screenings, and articles/essays/reviews in books and catalogues. His work explores an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means. A self-taught composer and musician, he also collaborates with dancers and choreographers to create evocative multimedia performance pieces. He has been commissioned on a number of occasions. He is currently working on a series of art/science collaborations - poetic installations, scientific / conceptual art research papers and a book in collaboration with the scientist Otto Rössler surrounding the concept of Neosentience as well as the production of an Electrochemical Computer. He is also collaborating with artist/computer scientist Daniel Howe on works exploring AI and creative writing/multi-media - "the Bisociation Engine" and "A China of Many Senses"[working title] ; computer scientist and experimental writer Patrick Harron on a transdisciplinary relational database / search engine project ; Thom LaBean on nano-scale computational/sensing research; and with Gideon May and Rachel Brady on re-articulating "The World Generator / The Engine of Desire" a virtual world building system.
Hazel Smith is a research professor in the Writing and Society Research
Group, University of Western Sydney. She is author of The Writing
Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing
, Allen and Unwin,
2005 which was shortlisted for the Australian Publishing Association
Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing and Hyperscapes in the
Poetry of Frank O'Hara: difference, homosexuality, topography
University Press, 2000. She is co-author of Improvisation, Hypermedia And
The Arts Since 1945
, Harwood Academic, 1997, and co-editor with Roger
Dean of Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts
Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Hazel is also a poet, performer and new media artist, and has published three volumes of poetry, three CDs of performance work, and numerous multimedia works. Her latest volume of creative work, with accompanying CD Rom, is The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works
, Tinfish Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2008. Formerly a professional violinist, she is a member of austraLYSIS, the internationally active sound and intermedia arts group. She has performed her work extensively in the USA, Europe, UK and Australasia; has been co-recipient of numerous grants for austraLYSIS from the Australia Council (including a key organization grant 2000-2004); and has had five large-scale commissions from the ABC. Hazel was the founder editor of infLect
, an online international journal of new media writing based at the University of Canberra (2004-6), and is now co-editor with Roger Dean of soundsRite
, a journal of new media writing and sound, based at the University of Western Sydney. Her website is at www.australysis.com
Jennifer Smith a PhD student in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MA in English literature from VCU. Her current research focus is on the intersection of new media literature and the application of traditional literary techniques.
Department of English
University of California
Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter, in Brooklyn NY. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University in English. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely.
Sondheim's writings include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001), Vel (Blazevox 2004-5), Sophia (Writers Forum, 2004), Orders of the Real (Writers Forum, 2005), The Accidental Artist (Fort/Da), Azure/Nature/Digital (Blue Lion, 2009), and The Wayward (Salt, 2004) as well as numerous chapbooks, ebooks, and articles. He has a new book forthcoming from Salt. Sondheim's videos and films have been shown internationally, most recently at Millennium Film in New York (2009), Yonsei University in South Korea, Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2009), Eyebeam (2009), and Brown University's Interrupt Festival (2008). He co-moderates several pioneering email lists, including Cybermind, Cyberculture and Wryting; Jon Marshall has published a book-length ethnography of the first.
Since January, 1994, Sondheim has been working on an 'Internet Text,' a continuous meditation on philosophy, psychology, language, body, and virtuality. The Internet Text is coordinated with multi-media work on various websites. In 1999, Sondheim was the 2nd Virtual Writer in Residence for the Trace online writing community (Nottingham-Trent University, England). Sondheim recently a solo installation and nine- month residency at the Odyssey exhibition space in the virtual world, Second Life.
In 2004,Sondheim had a five-week residency at the Center for Literary Computing and the Virtual Environments Laboratory, both at West Virginia University; in 2006 he was a 6 week resident of the same. In 2005 he was resident artist/writer at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. He produced two cds at the latter (his older records have been reissued by ESP-Disk and Fire Museum). Two new cds have since appeared with FireMus- eum, a vinyl record with Qbico, and another cd with Porter Records. In January-August 2008 he was on an eight-month National Science Foundation (NSF) consultancy at WVU. His research is in the art and aesthetics of codework, body and behavioral modeling, virtual environments, and avatars in general. In 2007, Sondheim was also the recipient of a new media New York State Council of the Arts grant.
In 2001, Sondheim assembled a special issue of the American Book Review on Codework, which was seminal in its genre; along with Mez and Sandy Baldwin, he has co-edited an online issue of Leonardo. "Codework" has been the subject of a major international workshop at WVU in April, 2008. In 1999-2000, Sondheim was second virtual-artist-in-residence in the Trace online writing program. In 2001 he taught New Media at Florida International University in Miami. In 2006-07 he taught film at Brown University, and is currently teaching humanities courses at the School of Visual Arts. For the past 18 years, Sondheim has worked with the Swiss dancer/ choreographer Foofwa d'Imobilite; their work has premiered across Europe and the U.S. Sondheim's own laptop performances have been widely seen; most recently he has been involved in online avatar performance with Sandy Baldwin for live audiences in Paris, London, Basel, Portland OR, and Providence RI. Sondheim now collaborates with Myk Freedman, lap steel, and Azure Carter, voice/performance, as well.
In 2006 Sondheim had a major exhibition at Track 16 Gallery in Los Angeles. There have been other installations at the Grand Central Art Center, West Virginia University, Arena/Uqbar in Second Life, and OCAD Hybrid in Second Life.
Current interests include aesthetics and productions of virtual environments and installations, mapping with motion capture and 3d laser scanners, Buddhist philosophy and its relation to avatars and online environments, and experimental choreography.
Sondheim's work is archived at Ohio State University, Columbus, and at New York University's Fales Collection.
Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen
The Doctoral School in Arts and Aesthetics
University of Aarhus
Brian Kim Stefans
Brian Kim Stefans is an American poet. He was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1969. He is best known for his work in digital poetry.
He has published several books of poetry including Free Space Comix
is a collection of essays, poetry and interviews.
He is the editor of the /ubu series of e-books at www.ubu.com/ubu and the creator of arras.net
, devoted to new media poetry and poetics, where most of his work, including his own series of Arras e-books, can be found.
His internet art and digital poems, such as 'The Truth Interview ' have appeared in New York and Providence.
Stephanie Strickland's digital works include two on a CD accompanying her fifth print book of poems, Zone : Zero. A director of the Electronic Literature Organization, she co-edited Volume 1 of the Electronic Literature Collection. She is writing a sequence of poems, 'Huracan's Harp,' on the interpenetration of virtual and gravitational worlds.
Joseph Tabbi is the author of two books of literary criticism, Cognitive Fictions
(Minnesota, 2002) and Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk
(Cornell, 1995), and co-‐editor of Paper Empire: William Gaddis and the World-System
(Alabama, 2007) and Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology
(Cornell, 1997). He edits ebr
(www.electronicbookreview.com) and hosted the 2005 Chicago meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. As a Director of the Electronic Literature Organization he has set up a peer-to‐peer network of emerging scholars who are currently gathering born digital works of literature for inclusion in a developing archive at the Electronic site (Available online, HTTP: directory.eliterature.org/
Steve Tomasula is the author of the novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland
; IN & OZ
; The Book of Portraiture
; and most recently, TOC: A New-Media Novel
, a multimedia novel about time, published on DVD (FC2/University of Alabama Press), which recently received The Mary Shelly Award for Excellence in Fictional Work (www.tocthenovel.com
). His short fiction and essays on literature and art have appeared widely, and include stories in McSweeney's, American Arts & Letters
, and The Iowa Review
. In 2010 he was named a Howard Fellow. He is director of the creative writing program at the University of Notre Dame, where he also teaches postmodern literature. He can be found on-line at www.stevetomasula.com
After working as an architect and designer in the USA, France, and China, Clement began using computers and digital technologies to explore formal, mathematical, linguistic and social systems. He is interested in processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. Clement works within systems, applying a 'programmed brain' that pushes problem-solving logic to irrational ends. He currently lives and works in Providence, RI.
Stéphane Vanderhaeghe is an associate professor of American literature at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France. I devoted my doctoral dissertation to Robert Coover's work, focusing on the notions of variation and rewriting, to question the ways in which Coover's fiction anticipates, questions and challenges readers' responses. This dissertation, Robert Coover et la générosité de la page : écriture et variations — redefines our reading habits and as a consequence critical essay-writing.
Frances L. VanScoy
Frances Lucretia VanScoy is an associate professor of computer science at West Virginia University and the director of the Virtual Environments Laboratory.
John M Vincler
Assistant Professor of Bibliography & Special Collections Librarian, The University of Akron.
Editor, Electronic Literature Directory
Noah Wardrip-Fruin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the coeditor of four collections published by the MIT Press: including with Nick Montfort, The New Media Reader.
Jeff Watson is an interdisciplinary media artist, screenwriter, filmmaker, and experience designer. His
doctoral research focuses on exploring how an increasingly mobile, ubiquitous, and interoperable
communications infrastructure enables new forms of storytelling, play, and mischief.
More information: http://remotedevice.net/bio-cv/
Christine Wilks is a writer and artist who creates rich-media works for the web at http://www.crissxross.net
and engages in collaborative remixing at http://www.remixworx.net
. Her interactive memoir, Fitting the Pattern, has been published in the online journal Studies in the Maternal (http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/journal_home.html
) and exhibited in The Line of Influence at http://www.binarykatwalk.net/kate/kate.html
. She was a featured author at Writing Bodies/Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women's Writing 2009 and has presented her works of e-literature and collaborative projects at other festivals, conferences and events in the UK and abroad, including Performance Writing 2010, Transliteracy Conference 2010, e-Poetry 2009, Electronic Literature in Europe 2008, Digital Resources for Humanities and the Arts 2008 and Interactive Futures 2007. In 2008 she graduated with distinction from the online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. Before becoming engrossed in the web, she made short films, videos, installations and wrote screenplays. To make a living, she designs and creates e-learning experiences for non-profit organisations with makeithappen.org.uk
Rob Wittig is co-founder (1983) of IN.S.OMNIA, a literary electronic bulletin board system that pioneered the creative possibilities of the electrosphere and has been termed "legendary" by cyber-chronicler Howard Rheingold. Rob's book, Invisible Rendezvous, Connection and Collaboration in the New Landscape of Electronic Writing (Wesleyan University Press, 1994), based on Fulbright work with Jacques Derrida, is an analysis of this early period of electronic literature.
Rob coordinated several collaborations with members of the legendary French experimental literary group Ou.Li.Po. for IN.S.OMNIA. He also created web literature projects such as the faux-vernacular "Fall of the Site of Marsha," the chatroom novel "Friday's Big Meeting," and the hand-illustrated e-mail novel "Blue Company."
Rob has worked and played for years in the graphic design and publishing industry. He teaches graphic design, art history and writing studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is a masterstudent in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Jichen Zhu is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Digital
Media at the University of Central Florida. She received her Ph.D. in digital media
from Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on developing a humanistic and
interpretive framework of artificial intelligence and creating AI-based interactive