We are pleased to announce that the editorial collective of the 4th volume of the Electronic Literature Collection is adding a new member, Lyle Skains.Â Skains will be bringing a broad sense of the field, especially through her work with Wonderbox.Â Lyle will be joiningÂ Kathi Inman Berens, John Murray,Â Rui Torres, andÂ Mia Zamora.Â The team is currently reviewing the submissions for the forthcoming collection.
LyleÂ researches and teaches Creative Digital Writing and Science Communication, conducting practice-based research into writing, reading/playing, publishing digital and transmedia narratives, and how these can be used for health and science communication. Her recent digital fiction includesÂ No World 4 TomorrowÂ for the You & CO2Â project, andÂ Only, Always, NeverÂ for the Infectious Storytelling project; both works were designed to effect social change. She is the founder ofÂ WonderboxÂ Digital, a marketplace for digital fiction, aiming to explore innovations in digital and online publishing and creativity. Her digital fiction can be found atÂ lyleskains.com; articles inÂ Convergence,Â Digital Creativity, andÂ Computers and Composition; and books with Cambridge UP (Digital Authorship), forthcoming Emerald (interdisciplinary scicomm) and Bloomsbury (convergent evolution of mainstream digital fiction). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Health and Science Communication at Bournemouth University.
ELO is grateful for her service in this key publication in our field.