ELO is pleased to announce that Mark Sample will be joining the Board of Directors. Â Mark is a well-established scholar in the field of digital humanities and is also an author of works of electronic literature, including “Takei, George, which was published in the Electronic Literature Collection, volume 3. Â ELO now has a full 20-person Board as we head into the annual conference!
Mark Sample is an Associate Professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College, a liberal arts college just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Markâ€™s teaching and research focuses on algorithmic culture, new media, and videogames. His examination of the representation of torture in videogames appeared in Game Studies, and he has a chapter called â€œCodeâ€ in the forthcoming Debugging Game History (MIT Press, 2016). Markâ€™s critique of the digital humanitiesâ€™ approach to contemporary literature is a chapter in Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Mark also co-authoredÂ 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1));: GOTO 10, a collaborative book about creative computing and the Commodore 64 (MIT Press, 2012). Markâ€™s creative work has appeared in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, as well as several exhibitions, including â€œElectronic Literature: A Matter of Bitsâ€ at the Stedman Gallery of Rutgers University-Camden.