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Sandy Baldwin

ELO Vice President
Sandy Baldwin is an Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University. 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.

Philippe Bootz

Phillipe Bootz has PhDs in Physics (1985) and Information and Communication (2001). Assistant Professor at the University Paris8, Laboratory Paragraphe. Member of the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM), publisher since 1989 of the electronic review on digital poetryalire. Cofounder in 1988 of the digital-poetry group L.A.I.R.E. and, in 2003 of the digital-poetry group Transitoire Observable. Member of the management committee of e-poetry. Coordinator of the seminar poésie: numérique. Advisory-board member of the Canadian online review of French-language digital poetry BleuOrange.

Lori Emerson

Lori Emerson is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She writes on digital literature, experimental American and Canadian writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory. In addition to directing the Media Archaeology Lab she is currently working on two book projects. The first is a monograph, ReadingWriting Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2014). The second is The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Humanities, co-edited with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming 2014). Emerson is also co-editor, with Derek Beaulieu, of Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013) and co-editor, with Darren Wershler, of The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books 2007).

Leonardo Flores

ELO Treasurer
Leonardo Flores is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and preservation of first generation electronic objects. He is the lead writer, publisher, and editor of a scholarly blogging project titled ♥ E-Poetry (http://iloveepoetry.com).

Dene Grigar

ELO President
Dene Grigar is a Associate Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver.  She is a curator of media art and electronic literature, creating exhibits for venues and organizations, such as the Library of Congress, the Modern Language Association, the ELO.  She is also the author of media art works, such as “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts” and “The Jungfrau Tapes: A Conversation with Diana Slattery about The Glide Project,” both of which appeared in Iowa Review Web in October 2004, and When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson), a multimedia performance piece that experiments with motion tracking technology to produce narrative.  Her most recent projects include the “Fort Vancouver Mobile” and The Grand Emporium of the West”, projects funded by a 2011 NEH Start Up grant and a 2012 “We the People” grant, respectively, that focuses on location-aware nonfiction content for mobile phones to be used at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. She is also a recipient, with Stuart Moulthrop, of a 2013 NEH Start Up grant for a digital preservation project, entitled Pathfinders:  Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature.

Carolyn Guertin

Director of Publications
Carolyn Guertin has a dual appointment in new media. She is Director of the eCreate Lab and Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is also a faculty member at Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany and Linz, Austria, an international low residency MFA program in new media at Danube University Krems. She is curator of the celebrated collection Assemblage: The Online Women’s New Media Gallery out of the U.K., and was Senior McLuhan Fellow at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto—where she was SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow—from 2004-06. She has been a Literary Adviser to the Electronic Literature Organization since its inception, is a member of the MLA Committee on Information Technology, and is an editorial board member of Convergence.

D. Fox Harrell

Fox Harrell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. His research explores the relationship between imaginative cognition and computation. He develops new forms of social media, gaming, computational narrative, and related computational media systems based in computer science, cognitive science, and digital media arts. The National Science Foundation has recognized Harrell with an NSF CAREER Award for his project “Computing for Advanced Identity Representation.” He has worked as an interactive television producer and as a game designer. His recent book Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression, is currently in press (MIT Press).

Davin Heckman

ELO Secretary
Davin Heckman studies digital humanities practices that cultivate, deliberative responses to the conditions of life in the 21st Century. He is the author of A Small World: Smart Houses and the Dream of the Perfect Day (Duke UP). Heckman serves as the Supervising Editor of the Electronic Literature Directory and the Electropoetics thread editor at the electronic book review (electronicbookreview.com). In 2011-12, Davin was a Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, where he began work on a new manuscript on the relationship between literature, criticism, and society in the digital age. He is an Associate Professor of English at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, with his family.

Robert Kendall

Robert Kendall is the author of the book-length hypertext poem A Life Set for Two (Eastgate Systems) and other hypertext poetry published on the Web. His electronic poetry has been exhibited at many venues in the United States and abroad, 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 teaches hypertext poetry and fiction for the New School University’s online program, runs the literary Web site Word Circuits and is co-developer of the Word Circuits Connection Muse, a hypertext tool for poets and fiction writers.

Marjorie C. Luesebrink

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. It is available on her website. 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 (Alt X Publications), Room Without Walls, and frAme. M.D. Coverley/Luesebrink is the Hypermedia Editor for The Blue Moon Review and an Associate Editor for Word Circuits and Inflect. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, and has served as its president.

Mark C. Marino

Director of Communication
Mark C. Marino is an author and critic, working on chatbots and other new media. His writings include Stravinsky’s Muse, Labyrinth, 12 Easy Lessons To Better Time Travel (PC, MAC). He blogs about elit on Writer Response Theory and Critical Code Studies. He is also the editor of Bunk Magazine, an online new media humor magazine. His works-in-progress include the adaptive hypertext novel “a show of hands” (using the Literatronica system) and his web-annotation metafiction, “Marginalia in the Library of Babel,” and The LA Flood Project, a locative narrative about an epic deluge in the City of Angels. His complete portfolio can be found here.) Marino teaches writing at the University of Southern California.

Mark is ELO’s director of communication and its secretary, promoting the latest endeavors of ELO. For press inquiries or ELO publicity, please contact him at mark + c + marino {at} g + mail dotted com.

Talan Memmott

ELO Vice President
Talan Memmott is a hypermedia artist/writer from San Francisco, California. He is the creative director and editor of the online hypermedia literary journal BeeHive. Memmott is author of numerous Web works of electronic literature. He winner of the trAce/Alt-X New Media Writing Award in 2001 for his Lexia to Perplexia.

Nick Montfort

Faculty Advisor
Nick Montfort, an electronic literature author, critic, and theorist, 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 (with Scott Rettberg) and 2002: A Palindrome Story (with William Gillespie). 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 (MIT Press, 2009). Montfort also wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and co-edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 (ELO, 2006) and The New Media Reader (with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, MIT Press, 2003). He blogs at Post Position.

Stuart Moulthrop

Stuart Moulthrop is an acclaimed author and critic, best known for his Victory Garden and Reagan Library, which appeared in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1. More recently, Moulthrop has been awarded the international Vinaros Prize for 2007 in two categories: Deep Surface in the Narrative category and Under Language in Poetry.

In accordance with competition rules, neither work has been published yet. Deep Surface began its descent at Brown last March. A late beta of Under Language made its debut in Bergen last August. Both pieces can be played at Stuart’s site: His portfolio of literary work is now www.smoulthrop.com/lit. (Non-literary and scholarly pieces remain on the IAT server at University of Baltimore.) Moulthrop is currently a Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jason Nelson

Born from the computerless land of farmers and spring thunderstorms, Jason Nelson somehow stumbled into creating awkward and wondrous digital poems and interactive stories of odd lives. Currently he teaches Net Art and Electronic Literature at Griffith University in the Gold Coast’s contradictory lands. Aside from coaxing his students into breaking, playing and morphing their creativity with all manner of technologies, he exhibits widely in galleries and journals, with work featured around globe in New York, Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Brazil, at FILE, ACM, LEA, ISEA, ACM, ELO and dozens of other acronyms. But in the web based realm where his work resides, Jason is most proud of the millions of visitors his artwork/digital poetry portal http://www.secrettechnology.com attracts each year.

Jessica Pressman

Jessica Pressman researches and teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental American literature, digital literature, and media theory. She taught at Yale University and received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA. Her first book Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media is under contract with Oxford University Press. She is co-writing, with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, Close Reading Electronic Literature, a Case Study: Intersecting Approaches to Code, Content, and Cartographies in “William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]” (Iowa University Press) and co-editing, with N. Katherine Hayles, a collection on comparative textual media (Minnesota University Press). She is currently at work on a project that examines the fetishization of the book medium in contemporary literary culture. Jessica was recently honored with an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for 2012-2013 http://jessicapressman.commons.yale.edu.

Scott Rettberg

Scott Rettberg is associate professor of humanistic informatics at the University of Bergen. Rettberg is the cofounder of ELO and served as the organization’s first executive director from 1999-2001. He is the coauthor of The Unknown, a Hypertext Novel (1998-2001) and The Unknown, an Anthology (2002), and the author of Kind of Blue (2003), a serial novel for email. Rettberg has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati, an M.A. in Fiction Writing from Illinois State University and a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Coe College. He blogs at Grand Text Auto.

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland is a print and new media poet. Her fifth book of poems, Zone: Zero, is forthcoming in 2008. It includes two poems which serve as scores for digital works, Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot and slippingglimpse. A double book of poems from Penguin, V: WaveSon.nets/Losing L’una, has a web component, Vniverse. Strickland’s essays about electronic literature appear in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ebr, Isotope, and volumes from MIT Press and Intellect Press (England). A director of the Electronic Literature Organization, she edited the first (2006) volume of the Electronic Literature Collection with Kate Hayles, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg. She has taught hypermedia literature as part of experimental poetry at many colleges and universities.

Joseph Tabbi

Joseph Tabbi is the author of Cognitive Fictions (Minnesota 2002) and Postmodern Sublime (Cornell 1995), books that examine the effects of new technologies on contemporary American fiction. He edits the electronic book review, and has edited and introduced William Gaddis’s last fiction and collected non-fiction (Viking/Penguin). His essay on Mark Amerika appeared at the Walker Art Center’s phon:e:me site, a 2000 Webby Award nominee. Also online (the Iowa Review Web) is an essay-narrative, titled “Overwriting,” an interview, and a review of his recent work. He is professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tabbi has served as president of the Electronic Literature Organizaiton.

Rui Torres

Rui Torres is Associate Professor at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. He teaches in the Erasmus Intensive Program in European Digital Literatures at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. In he past, he was a visiting professor in M.A. programmes of the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal; the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and the University of Tallinn, Estonia. He is the Director of the academic journal Cibertextualidades, and member of several editorial boards and scientific committees of other Journals in the field of electronic literature. He is an author of electronic literature, having his poems published in several Anthologies (ELC2, ELMCIP) and CD-ROMs. He was the Principal Investigator of the project PO.EX’70-80 (funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation and the European Union), and is the coordinator of the resulting Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry.

Literary Advisory Board

Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth is an associate professor and head of the Center of Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, the founder of the Digital Arts and Culture conference, and the founder of the journal Game Studies.

Mark Amerika

Mark Amerika is the author The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood, both published by FC2/Black Ice Books. In 1993 he started the Alt-X Network, a digital art and literature site. His Grammatron was exhibited at SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, The Guggenheim Museum, and, in 2002, the Whitney Biennial. He is on the faculty of University of Colorado’s Fine Art Department.

Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen was co-founder of Spy magazine, editor in chief of New York magazine, and a columnist for Time and The New Yorker. Andersen is the author of the novel Turn of the Century.

Robert Arellano

Robert Arellano is an author of print and electronic literature. In 1996, Sonicnet published Arellano’s interactive novel Sunshine ’69 under his Internet pseudonym Bobby Rabyd. In 1999, he delivered the keynote address, “Literatures of the Future-Present,” with Robert Coover at the Media Arts Symposium Stockholm. As a songwriter musician, Arellano has performed with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham), Nick Cave, and members of Zwan.

Richard Bangs

Richard Bangs, an international river explorer, and award-winning author, is the Editor-at-Large for Expedia, a contributing editor for MSNBC, executive producer of Expedia Radio, and founder and executive publisher for Expedia Travels Magazine. He was editor-in-chief of Mungo Park, Expedia’s on-line adventure travel magazine. Bangs created and produced the first travel CD-ROMs and the first travel website.

John Barth

John Barth wrote The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), set in 17th-century Maryland and deftly satirizing historical novels. His other novels include The Floating Opera (1956), The End of the Road (1958), Giles Goat-Boy (1966), Chimera (1972), Letters (1979), Sabbatical (1982), The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991), and Once Upon a Time (1994).

Michael Bérubé

Michael Bérubé is professor of English and director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Marginal Forces / Cultural Centers (1992); Public Access (1994); Life As We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child (1996; Vintage, 1998); and The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies (1998).

Jay David Bolter

Jay David Bolter is co-director of the New Media Center and Wesley Professor of New Media in the School of Literature, Communications, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He wrote Turing’s Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984); Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing (1991), and Remediation (1991) written in collaboration with Richard Grusin. With Michael Joyce, Bolter is the author of Storyspace.

T.C. Boyle

The award-winning author of seven novels and four collections of short stories, T. Coraghessan Boyle has been a professor of English at the University of Southern California since 1977. His novels include Water Music, Budding Prospects, World’s End (winner of the 1988 PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction), East Is East, The Road to Wellville, and The Tortilla Curtain.

Laura Borràs Castanyer

Laura Borràs Castanyer graduated in Catalan Philology (1993) and Ph.D. in Romance Philology (1997) at the University of Barcelona, has attained the qualification of European Doctor (1997) and has been awarded the Special Ph.D. Prize (1998) in Social Sciences at the University of Barcelona. She is Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Barcelona. She directs and is the main researcher of the International Research Group HERMENEIA, made up of professors and researchers from various European and American universities, whose mission is to study connections between literary studies and digital technologies.

Robert Coover

Robert Coover is widely regarded as one of America’s most influential living writers, author of some fifteen groundbreaking books of fiction, including Pricksongs & Descants, The Public Burning, and many others. His 1992 essay on hypertext in the New York Times Book Review, “The End of Books,” galvanized electronic literature fans around the world. Coover has been teaching experimental courses in hypertext and multimedia narrative at Brown University for more than 15 years, and has taught CaveWriting, a writing workshop in immersive virtual reality, for the past five years. Coover, along with Jeff Ballowe and Scott Rettberg, founded the Electronic Literature Organization in 1999.

Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover makes interactive cinema, video installations, films and webworks. Recent projects include, among others, the interactive series Unknown Territories about exploration in the American West (www.unknownterritories.org) and the edited book Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology In The Humanities And Arts (Chicago 2011). Some of his other works include Cultures In Webs: Working In Hypermedia With The Documentary Image (Eastgate), The Theory of Time Here (Video Data Bank) and From Verite to Virtual (Documentary Educational Resources). A pioneer in interactive documentary arts and their poetics, his awards include Fulbright, Mellon, LEF, Whiting, and CAN fellowships, and he is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.

Jane Yellowlees Douglas

Jane Yellowlees Douglas is associate professor of English at the University of Florida. A specialist in hypertext/media and writing and interactive fiction, Douglas is the author of the hypertext fiction “I Have Said Nothing” and the book The End of Books, or Books Without End? Reading Hypertext Narratives.

Morgan Entrekin

Morgan Entrekin is president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., which publishes 125 titles a year. After working at Delacorte Press/Dell and Simon & Schuster, he started his own imprint at Atlantic Monthly Press in 1984. He acquired Atlantic Monthly Press in 1991 with a group of investors. In 1993, merged the company with Grove Press.

Edward Falco

Edward Falco is the author of the hypertext novel A Dream with Demons and collection hypertext poetry, Sea Island, both from Eastgate Systems. He wrote the short story collections Acid (1996; winnner of the Richard Sullivan Prize) and Plato at Scratch Daniel’s & Other Stories (1990). Falco teaches writing and literature at Virginia Tech and edits The New River, a journal of hypertext writing.

Chris Funkhouser

Chris Funkhouser directs the Communication and Media program at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a Senior Editor at PennSound, and was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University (Malaysia) in 2006. He is author of the critical volumes Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archeology of Forms, 1959-1995 (2007), New Directions in Digital Poetry (2012), the chapbooks Electro þerdix (2011), LambdaMOO_Sessions (2006), and a CD-ROM e-book, Selections 2.0 (2006).

Loss Pequeño Glazier

Poet Loss Pequeño Glazier is director of the Electronic Poetry Center (“the first, and in many ways still the best, serious poetry site” -American Book Review), professor, and webmaster, College of Arts & Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. Glazier is author of many digital poems as well as the books Digitial Poetics, Leaving Loss Glazier, The Parts, Small Press: An Annotated Guide, and his recent Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm.

Carolyn Guyer

Carolyn Guyer is the author of several hypertext fictions including Sister Stories, Quibbling, and Izme Pass. She has also published many essays on hyperfiction, collaboration, and interactive narrative.

N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles is professor of English and Design|Media Arts at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she teaches and write on relations between literature and science in the twentieth century. She wrote The Cosmic Web (1984), Chaos Bound (1990), Chaos and Order (1991), How We Became Posthuman (1999, winner of the Rene Wellek Award for the Best Book in Literary Theory), and Writing Machines (2002). Hayles served as faculty director of the Electronic Literature Organization from 2001-2006.

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH, an applied thinktank for the digital humanities). He is also an affiliated faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Maryland, and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. Kirschenbaum served as the first director of the new Digital Cultures and Creativity living/learning program in the Honors College at Maryland.

Raine Koskimaa

Raine Koskimaa, professor at the University of Jÿväskyla in Finland, has written extensively on digital literature, hypermedia, cyberpunk fiction, postmodernist fiction, narratology, and empirical reader-response studies. His doctoral thesis was “Digital Literature. From Text to Hypertext and Beyond.” Koskimaa helped to develop the develop the Studies in Digital Culture program at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture.

George Landow

George P. Landow, the founder and current webmaster of The Victorian, Postcolonial, and Cyberspace and Hypertext sites, is Professor of English and Art History, Brown University. His books on hypertext and digital culture include Hypermedia and Literary Studies (1991), and The Digital Word: Text-Based Computing in the Humanities (1993) both edited with Paul Delany, and Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (1992; expanded and revised as Hypertext 2.0, 1997); He also edited Hyper/Text/Theory (1994).

Deena Larsen

Deena Larsen has been a pioneering influence in the electronic literature field. Her first work, Marble Springs (Eastgate 1993) was her first interactive hyperpoetry. Her other Eastgate work, Samplers (1996), appeared on the required reading for the New South Wales Board of Curriculum. She has published over 30 works, ranging from indepth mytery novels like Disappearing Rain to poems and short stories. These appear in online journals such as the Iowa Review Web, Cauldron and Net, frAme, inFLECT, Blue Moon Review. Her latest projects include collaborating in pageSpace and a recent artist in residency at the Trristram Shandy Hall, which produced Shandean ambles, forthcoming in Drunken Boat. Larsen has served as a board member of trAce, and is a past member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Jennifer Ley

Jennifer Ley is founder of the internet literary magazine Riding the Meridian. Much of her newest work is in hypermedia, and has appeared at the Electronic Poetry Center, in the web journals The Iowa Review Web, Cauldron and Net, frAme4, The Animist, Snakeskin, and Conspire, and in the trAce anthology My Millennium. Her web works have been exhibited internationally.

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an editor at New York University Press.

Erik Loyer

Erik Loyer (erikloyer.com) uses tactile, textual, performative, and musical interfaces to tell stories with interactive media. The author of award-winning electronic literature works like Strange Rain (2011), Chroma (2001), and The Lair of the Marrow Monkey (1998), Loyer began his career as an intern at The Voyager Company and currently heads the interactive design studio Song New Creative (song.nu), develops story-driven interactive entertainment under the Opertoon label (opertoon.com), and is Creative Director for the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (scalar.usc.edu) and the digital humanities journal Vectors (vectorsjournal.org).

Judy Malloy

Judy Malloy has been writing hypernarratives since 1986 when she began writing Uncle Roger on the WeLL. Her hyperfictions include its Name Was Penelope (1990, 1993) Forward Anywhere (with Cathy Marshall, 1996), l0ve0ne, and The Roar of Destiny Emanated From the Refrigerator.

Harry Mathews

Harry Mathews was associated with the so-called New York School of poets, founding the review Locus Solus in 1961 with John Ashbery, Keneth Koch, James Schuyler. Through his friendship with Georges Perec, he became a member of the Oulipo in 1972. The author of six novels and several other books of poetry and prose, his most recent publications are Sainte Catherine, (a novella in French; 2000), The Human Country: New and Collected Stories (2002), and My Life in CIA (2004).

Larry McCaffery

Larry McCaffery has published numerous scholarly books and essays dealing with postmodern literature and culture, including four volumes of interviews: Anything Can Happen (with Tom LeClair), Alive and Writing (with Sinda Gregory) and Across the Wounded Galaxies, and Some Other Frequency. He edited Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction and After Yesterday’s Crash: The Avant Pop Anthology. McCaffery is professor of English at San Diego State University.

Jerome McGann

Jerome McGann is John Stewart Bryan University Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of many books including Fiery Dust (1968), The Romantic Ideology (1983), The Beauty of Inflections (1985), Social Values and Poetic Acts (1988),Towards a Literature of Knowledge (1989), The Textual Condition (1991), Black Riders (1993), and Poetics of Sensibility (1996). His volumes of poetry include Air Heart Sermons (1976), Writing Home (1978), Nerves in Patterns (with James Kahn; 1979) and Four Last Poems (1996). McGann is editor of the multivolume The Complete Poetical Works of Byron (1980– ), The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse (1993), and the on-line The Rossetti Archive.

Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle from January to June each year, and a visiting faculty member at the low-residency MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. from July to December. Her recent collections of poems include Hinge & Sign and The Father of the Predicaments; her recent books also include translations of Euripides and Paul Celan.

Adrian Miles

Adrian Miles lectures in hypertext and new media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, where he has introduced and continues to teach hypertext theory and practice based courses across several disciplines. His research explores the intersections between cinematic theory and hypermedia writing. Miles constructed the Bowerbird Hypertext Theory Engine.

Judd Morrissey

Judd Morrissey is an electronic writer and creator of multimodal works encompassing elements of internet art, live performance, site-responsive installation, and structured public participation. He is the creator of widely studied and anthologized digital literary works including The Precession (2011), The Last Performance [dot org] (2009), The Jew’s Daughter (2006), and My Name is Captain, Captain (2002). His projects are presented nationally and internationally in festivals, exhibitions, conferences and commission contexts. Morrissey is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches courses in networked and computational writing, digital art, and contemporary performance. He was a collaborator of the former international performance collective, Goat Island, and is a fellow of the Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Grant program. http://www.judisdaid.com

Robert Polito

Robert Polito is the director of the New School’s Writing Program. He is author of Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompso, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award and an Edgar, Doubles (a book of poems); A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light of Sandover; and At the Titan’s Breakfast: Three Essays on Byron’s Poetry. His poetry and essays have been widely published in publications including the New Yorker, BOMB, The Boston Review and The New York Times Book Review.

Jill Walker Rettberg

Jill Walker Rettberg is an associate professor of humanistic informatics at the University of Bergen, and does research on how people tell stories online. She has been a research blogger since October 2000, and is writing a book on blogging for Polity Press. Jill is the founder of ELINOR, Electronic Literature in Nordic Countries.

Jim Rosenberg

Jim Rosenberg, who works as a programmer, began a life-long concern with non-linear poetic forms in 1966, with a series of polylinear poems called Word Nets. By 1968 this concern had evolved to an ongoing series of Diagram Poems, which includes Diagrams Series 4. He worked beginning in 1988 developing interactive poems (including Intergrams) on a Macintosh computer using HyperCard software.

Joanna Scott

Joanna Scott is the author of 6 works of fiction, including the novels Make Believe, The Manikin, and Arrogance, a collection of short fiction, Various Antidotes, and Tourmaline. Her work has appeared in Salon, Harpers, Esquire, Conjunctions, and The Paris Review. She has received a MacArthur fellowship, a Lannan Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and has been a finalist for the PEN-Faulkner and the Pulitzer Prize. She is Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English at the University of Rochester.

Nan A. Talese

Nan A. Talese is a senior vice president of Doubleday and the publisher and editorial director of Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, a trade book publishing imprint known for its literary excellence. She worked at Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Houghton Mifflin, where she started in 1981 as executive editor and became editor in chief and publisher. Talese came to Doubleday as Senior Vice President in 1988 and published books by Margaret Atwood, Thomas Cahill, Pat Conroy, Alex Kotlotwitz, Ian McEwan, Barry Unsworth and others.

Takayuki Tatsumi

Professor Takayuki Tatsumi of Keio University in Japan is one of the leading Asian experts on new American writing. He is the author of several books, including Cyberpunk America, The Rhetoric of Contemporary Science Fiction, Metafiction as Ideology, A Manifesto for Japanoids, New Americanist Poetics, New York Decadence, and The Metaphor Murders. He has also co-edited Storming the Reality Studio with Larry McCaffery.

Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas is Artistic Director of the trAce Online Writing Centre at Nottingham Trent University. She has published two novels, Correspondence and Water. Her fifth book, recently completed, examines virtual and physical landscapes.

Susana Pajares Tosca

Susana P. Tosca is an Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, and has talked and published extensively on digital textuality, hypertext, computer games and cyberculture in Spanish and English. She serves on several international program committees for conferences including ACM’s Hypertext and Digital Arts and Culture, is a hypertext theme editor for JoDI (Journal of Digital Information), and is an editor of Game Studies.

Rob Wittig

Rob Wittig is director and lead writer for TANK20_literary_studio. Wittig has been writing online since 1983, when, with members of the literary performance group, Invisible Seattle, he inaugurated the legendary electronic bulletin board IN.S.OMNIA. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris to study theoretical and practical aspects of collaborative, interactive literature on the invitation of Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and the Centre Georges Pompidou. He wrote Invisible Rendezvous, Connection and Collaboration in the New Landscape of Electronic Writing.

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Gabriella Horvath

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Gabriella Horvath is the Administrative Assistant for HyperStudio, the digital humanities lab at MIT. Her background includes front-of-house administration for live theater and founding an independent cinema in Washington. Gabriella received an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University (’06). She has done research for the Independent Scholar program of Americans for the Arts, has given lectures at Boston University on the role of the arts in urban revitalization, and since 2010 has been a festival organizer & co-curator of the European Short Film Festival at MIT.

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