Noah Wardrip-Fruin both writes eliterature and writes about it. His current
nonfiction work includes being the lead editor of The New Media Reader
(with Nick Montfort) and of First Person: New Media as Story, Performance,
and Game (with Pat Harrigan), both of which will be published in 2002
by MIT Press. His current fiction work includes The Impermanence Agent,
which tells a story, monitors the user's web browsing, and uses browsed
materials to customize its story out of existence. This was shortlisted
for the 2001 ELO fiction prize, and is a collaboration with a.c. chapman,
Brion Moss, and Duane Whitehurst. His past work includes Gray Matters,
a fiction embedded in images of a human body, created in collaboration
with Chris Spain, Kirstin Allio, and Michael Crumpton. Its exhibition
at the Sandra Gering Gallery in 1996 was the first public presentation
of a zooming user interface. Both of these fictions were part of the Guggenheim
Museum New York's 2001 "Brave New Word" program.
Wardrip-Fruin is now a founding faculty member of the University of
Baltimore's School of Information Arts and Technologies (SIAT), as
well as a Creative Writing Fellow at Brown University -- having spent
the previous seven years at the rough geographic midpoint between his
new haunts, New York City, at the New York University Center for
Advanced Technology (CAT) and Media Research Lab (MRL).
This speaker will participate in the Graduate Programs panel.