Brown appoints John Cayley to teach electronic writing

October 1, 2007 in Other News

Brown’s Literary Arts Program welcomes John Cayley to the faculty as a senior visiting professor. In this position, Cayley will teach electronic writing, including CaveWriting, for a minimum of five years.

Cayley has stated that as a result of this appointment, part of his role will be to ask difficult questions to help push work in the field further. “What will or will not emerge as a widely recognized genre of writing from all the ephemeral new forms and experiments that proliferate across the Net and on the screens of our electronic familiars? How will all this change our notion of what writing is and how writing is made? Writing in and for a 3-D virtual world? It’s here now, and it will come,” says Cayley.

To learn more about Cayley’s work, visit:http://www.shadoof.net