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Serge Bouchardon

Serge Bouchardon is currently Professor at Sorbonne University, Université de technologie de Compiègne (France), where he teaches interactive writing. His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature.

As an author, he is interested in the way the gestures specific to the Digital contribute to the construction of meaning. His creations have been exhibited in many venues in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East. They have been selected in various online reviews (bleuOrange, Hyperrhiz, SpringGun, The New River, etc.). The creation Loss of Grasp won the New Media Writing Prize 2011.

Helen Burgess

Helen Burgess received her BA(Hons) and MA(Dist.) in English Language and Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, and her PhD in English from West Virginia University. She is active in the new media research community as editor of the online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, technical editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and editorial board member for the Computing Literature series at West Virginia University/University of Paris VII Vincennes Saint-Denis. She is coauthor of Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Marsand Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information, both titles published in the Mariner10 interactive DVD-Rom series at the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her latest work is Highways of the Mind, an interactive book for iPad from Penn Press coauthored with Jeanne Hamming. She has interests in digital humanities, electronic literature, critical code studies, multimedia and web development, and science fiction.

Astrid Ensslin

Astrid Ensslin is Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies who divides her teaching and research activities between the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. Prior to her arrival, she held faculty, research, and teaching positions in the UK, at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Bangor. Her main publications include Literary Gaming (MIT Press, 2014), Analyzing Digital Fiction (Routledge, 2013), The Language of Gaming (Palgrave, 2011), Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual (Routledge, 2011), Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions (Bloomsbury, 2007), and Language in the Media: Representations, Identity, Ideology (Bloomsbury, 2007). She is the Principal Editor of Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds and has led externally funded research projects on videogames across cultures, reading and analyzing digital fiction, and specialized language corpora. In her previous post at Bangor University she was Deputy Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Caitlin Fisher

Caitlin Fisher’s primary research investigates the future of narrative through explorations of interactive storytelling and interactive cinema in Augmented Reality environments. Current research interests also include digital archiving, lifelogging, data visualization and experimental game structures for storytelling. Professor Fisher was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture in 2004. She is a co-founder of the Future Cinema Lab, dedicated to the exploration of new stories for new screens, and director of the Augmented Reality Lab in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York. In the AR Lab, she is working to construct and theorize spatial narrative environments and build expressive software tools for artists. Dr. Fisher completed one of the first hypertextual dissertations in Canada. Her hypermedia novella,These Waves of Girls, an exploration of memory, girlhood, cruelty, childhood play and sexuality, was awarded the Electronic Literature Organization’s Award for Fiction. In 2008, she won the International Digital Literature Award Ciutat de Vinaròs Prize in Poetry for her augmented reality journey poem, “Andromeda” [full story]. Professor Fisher has taught at York University’s School of Women’s Studies at York and the Institute of Women’s Studies at Carleton University. She received York’s University-Wide Teaching Award in 1999.

Leonardo Flores

Professor Leonardo Flores is Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University. He taught at the English Department at University of Puerto Rico:Mayagüez Campus from 1994 to 2019. He is Vice President and incumbent President of the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry, co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and has a Spanish language e-lit column in 80 Grados. He is currently co-editing the first Anthology of Latin American Electronic Literature. For more information on his current work, visit

Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV). 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. 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 and co-author with him on the book entitled, Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing. In 2016 she was awarded the Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship at WSU. She directs the Electronic Literature Lab at WSUV.

Davin Heckman

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 ( 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.

Claudia Kozak

Claudia Kozak earned a Ph. D. University of Buenos Aires. She is a member of the Argentinean National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET); Professor at the Departments of Literature and Communication Studies, University of Buenos Aires. She sits at Academic Council Erasmus Mundus Masters “Crossways in Cultural Narratives” and Ph. D. in Comparative Theory of Arts (UNTREF, Argentina). Since 2003 she has conducted collective research projects on Arts/Technology/Society. She has been working as a scholar on electronic literature during the last 12 years. She currently coordinates litElat, Red de Literatura Electrónica Latinoamericana. Books as individual author: Contra la pared. Sobre graffitis, pintadas y otras intervenciones urbanas (2004);  Rock en letras (1990). Books as editor and author: Tecnopoéticas argentinas. Archivo blando de arte y tecnología (2012, reprint 2015);  Poéticas/políticas tecnológicas en Argentina (1910-2010) (2014); Poéticas tecnológicas, transdisciplina y sociedad. Actas del Seminario Internacional  Ludión/Paragraphe (2011);  Deslindes. Ensayos sobre la literatura y sus límites en el siglo XX (2006); Las paredes limpias no dicen nada (1991). Her websites include: Exploratorio Ludión , and Red de Literatura Electrónica Latinoamericana.

Erik Loyer

Erik Loyer makes digital artworks and creative tools that marry the visual language of comics with motion graphics and musical performance. He founded the interactive label Opertoon in 2008 to explore this territory, releasing the interracial love story Ruben & Lullaby, the touchscreen meditation Strange Rain, and the digital graphic novel Upgrade Soul, which have garnered critical acclaim and over half a million downloads. Through Opertoon, Loyer has also originated a pair of creative tools—Panoply for digital comics, and Stepworks for electronic literature—which have been utilized in classrooms and workshops across the United States and Europe, as well as in commercial releases. He is active in the digital humanities as Creative Director of the popular scholarly publishing tool Scalar, and as the designer and developer of over a dozen interactive non-fiction works in collaboration with leading scholars, artists, and organizations including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Loyer is also co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of TunesMap, a media startup that delivers cultural context around streaming music. A two-time Webby Awards Official Honoree, his work has been exhibited in the Americas and Europe, included in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2, and he has been commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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 has served as ELO President, 2001-2004.

Mark C. Marino

Mark C. Marino is an author and critic, working on chatbots and other new media. His writings include Stravinsky’s Muse, Labyrinth, and Living Will. He recently published a book on Critical Code Studies (MIT Press).  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.) He was co-author on Reading Project (Iowa), which won the N.  Katherine Hayles Award. Marino teaches writing at the University of Southern California, where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab. 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.

Maria Mencia

María Mencía is an artist-researcher and Senior Lecturer in New Media Theory and Digital Media Practice in the School of Performance and Screen Studies at Kingston University, UK. She holds a PhD in Digital Poetics and Digital Art by the University of the Arts, London. She studied English Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid, Fine Art and History and Theory of Art at the University of the Arts London. Mencía’s practice-based research in language, art and technology draws from different cultural, social, artistic and literary traditions such as: linguistics, fine art, film, visual, concrete and sound poetry, with digital poetics, electronic writing, and new media art theories and practices. Her practice includes interactive installations, performances,, sound-generated poems and interactive generative narratives. Her practice in experimental, textual, generative, sound and language art digital poetics has been presented and exhibited internationally at conferences and festivals such as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), onedotzero, Electronic Language International Festival (FILE), International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO), Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE),  Caixaforum, and the TATE Modern. Mencía has been awarded various grants to collaborate at international universities such as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia (AHRC Small Grants); The University of Sydney, Australia (TIES Grant) and Media Research Lab -New York University, NY, USA (Promising Researcher Fellowship by Kingston University). Her work is in collections such as volume 1 of the Electronic Literature Collection and the Anthology of European Electronic Literature.

Stuart Moulthrop

Stuart Moulthrop is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He is an acclaimed author and critic, best known for his Victory Garden and Reagan Library, which appeared in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1. 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 2012 he and Dene Grigar were awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant for the Pathfinders project, an attempt to document the experience of early electronic literature on original equipment.  This research led to Traversals: The Uses of Preservation for Early Electronic Literature, a collaborative study by Moulthrop and Grigar published by MIT Press in 2017.  In 2016 Moulthrop consulted on the launch of i0, a hybrid print/digital feature of the renowned literary journal cream city review, an effort which is still ongoing.  In 2018 Moulthrop joined the Education Committee of the newly formed Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation.  He is currently collaborating with Anastasia Salter on Twining, a combined critical and practical exploration of the Twine story-game platform.  His creative works can be found at

Anna Nacher

Anna Nacher is an associate professor at the Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland and Vice Editor-in-Chief for Arts & Cultural Studies Review (Przegląd Kulturoznawczy), and the 2019 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in Creative Digital Media program at Winona State University (USA).

Her research interests include media art, electronic literature, media theory and environmental humanities. She is currently pursuing a 3-year long research project on the post-digital imagery grant from Polish National Science Centre (entitled, “The aesthetics of post-digital imagery: between new materialism and object-oriented philosophy,” ). The author of three books in Polish; the newest one published in 2016 focuses on a locative media imagery. A reworked version of one chapter has appeared as “Internet of things and automation of imaging: beyond representationalism” in communication+1, vol. 5 (2016). She has published numerous articles in journals and chapters in edited volumes including Hyperrhiz, Electronic Book Review, communication+1. The most recent publication: VR – the culture of (non)participation? “Reframing the participative edge of virtual reality” in Cultures of participation: Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions: Eriksson B., Stage C., Valtysson B. (eds.) (Routledge 2019).

She is also a part-time musician and a passionate gardener in a tiny permaculture farm located in Slovakian Carpathians.
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 attracts each year.

Anastasia Salter

Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014), an examination of the role convergent media platforms have played in reshaping interactive narrative, and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014), the first academic study of Adobe’s influential Flash creative software platform. Her recent projects include the editorial team of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3 (2016)a curated international collection of electronic literature, and co-editing the “Comics as Scholarship” experimental issue for Digital Humanities Quarterly (2015). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, The Journal of Popular Culture, Electronic Book Review, Transformative Works and Cultures, and several other venues. She is currently an elected member of the THATCamp Council, and previously served on the board and as president of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association.

Mark Sample

Mark Sample is an Associate Professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College, a liberal arts college just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mark’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 “Code” in the forthcoming Debugging Game History (MIT Press, 2016). Mark’s critique of the digital humanities’ approach to contemporary literature is a chapter in Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Mark also co-authored
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1));: GOTO 10, a collaborative book about creative computing and the Commodore 64 (MIT Press, 2012). Mark’s creative work has appeared in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, as well as several exhibitions, including “Electronic Literature: A Matter of Bits” at the Stedman Gallery of Rutgers University-Camden.

Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual is Associate Professor of Spanish and New Media at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries) and Electronic Literature (Digital Humanities). She is also part of the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media. Her academic work on digital media and literature in the Spanish-speaking world has been published in Spain, Mexico and the United States in the Digital Humanities Quarterly, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, among others. Her monograph, #Postweb! Crear con la máquina y en la red (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018) explores the influence of electronic writing technologies on both printed and born-digital books. As an artist, she is interested in the intersection of female representation in digital media and online spaces as these relate to offline environments in the Anthropocene. Her digital artwork and poetry has been exhibited in galleries and art festivals in the United States and abroad. She is currently a 2020 Poetry Fellow at the Arts Research Center, working on her latest electronic literature work, corporate poetry.

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland’s 10 books of poetry include How the Universe Is Made:  Poems New & Selected (2019 Ahsahta) and Ringing the Changes, a code-generated project for print based on the ancient art of tower bell-ringing (Fall 2019 Counterpath). Her other books include Dragon Logic and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has been recognized with Brittingham, Sandeen, and two Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, in addition to NEA, NEH, NYFA, Boston Review, Pushcart, Best American Poetry, &NOW Best Innovative Writing, and Best of the Net prizes.

Her co-authored eleven works of electronic literature include slippingglimpse, which maps text to Atlantic wave patterns; House of Trust, an homage to free public libraries; and Hours of the Night, an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep. Strickland has also written a number of essays about digital literature. CounterText has published an interview treating her practice in depth. She co-edited Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1, and her work across print and multiple media is being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. 

Joseph Tabbi

ELD, Founder, the Consortium on Electronic Literature (
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 book, Nobody Grew But the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis (Northwestern) was a finalist for the Society of Midlands Authors Award for Biography & Memoir (2016). Tabbi’s essay on Mark Amerika appeared at the Walker Art Center’s phon:e:me site, a 2000 Webby Award nominee. His edited Handbook of Electronic Literature (Bloomsbury 2018) received the ELO’s N. Katherine Hayles Award for critical writing. He is professor of American Literature at the University of Bergen. Tabbi served as President of the Electronic Literature Organization, 2007-2010.

Rui Torres

Rui Torres is Professor of Communication Sciences at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. He was a visiting professor in post-graduation programs in Portugal, Brazil, Estonia, Mexico, and Spain. He is the director of the book series Cibertextualidades (Ed. UFP) and one of the editors of the Electronic Literature Series (Bloomsbury Publishing), and member of several editorial boards and scientific committees of other journals in the field of electronic literature. An author of electronic literature, his poems were published in several Anthologies, CD-ROMs and Digital Archives. He is the coordinator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry ( His poems, essays, and critical writings are available at

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 ( 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.

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.

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 ( 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 (, develops story-driven interactive entertainment under the Opertoon label (, and is Creative Director for the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture ( and the digital humanities journal Vectors (

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.

Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort develops computational poetry and art, often collaboratively, and studies creative computing of all sorts. He is professor of digital media at MIT and also teaches at the School for Poetic Computation. He lives in New York and Boston with his spouse, Flourish Klink. Montfort earned a Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in creative writing (poetry) from Boston University, a Masters in media arts and sciences from MIT, and undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and computer science from the University of Texas. Projects of Montfort’s include several very small-scale poetry generators such as the ones in the ppg256 series and Concrete Perl; the group blog Grand Text Auto; Ream, a 500-page poem written in one day; Mystery House Taken Over, a collaborative “occupation” of a classic game; Implementation, a co-written novel on stickers documented in a book; the interactive fictions Winchester’s Nightmare, Ad Verbum, and Book and Volume; and several other work of digital poetry and art, including the collaborations Sea and Spar Between (with Stephanie Strickland) and The Deletionist (with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul). Montfort works in several different contexts, which include the Web, book publication, and literary reading but also the demoscene and gallery exhibition. He translates computational projects and his own work has been translated into half a dozen languages. For instance, his free-software computer-generated novel World Clock was translated to Polish and published in ha!art’s Liberatura series, which also includes the Polish translation of Finnegans Wake. Many of Montfort’s works, which are available as free software, have also been modified and transformed by others to become the basis for new work; his short generator Taroko Gorge has been the basis for dozens of published remixes in addition to projects in many classes.

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.

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.

Scott Rettberg

Scott Rettberg is a professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to moving to Norway in 2006, Rettberg directed the new media studies track of the literature program at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. His work has been exhibited both online and at art venues, including the Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelpia, and The Krannert Art Museum. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is the project leader of the HERA-Funded ELMCIP research project, the director of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base:, and the leader of the Electronic Literature Research Group. Rettberg is the conference chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival: The End(s) of Electronic Literature.

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.

Alan Sondheim

Alan Sond­heim is a cross-disciplinary artist, writer, and the­o­rist, he has exhib­ited, per­formed and lec­tured widely. Sond­heim has had a suc­cess­ful res­i­dency at Eye­beam Art + Tech­nol­o­gy­Cen­ter in New York; while there he worked with a num­ber of col­lab­o­ra­tors on per­for­mances and sound pieces deal­ing with pain and anni­hi­la­tion. He also cre­ated a series of texts and 3d print­ing mod­els of ‘dead or wounded avatars.’ His blog at presents much of this material.

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

LAB Coordinator
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.


Nicholas Schiller, Coordinator