Rob Swigart

As a research affiliate at the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park, California, Rob Swigart develops scenarios and vignettes for Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of eight novels including, Little America The Time Trip and The Book of Revelations(available from or through, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers). An interactive novel, Portal (also available), was published by Activision in 1986 on computer disk, and two years later in 'hard copy' by St. Martins Press. He most recently co-authored, with Robert Johansen, Upsizing the Individual in the Downsized Organization, a book about the changing role of the individual in the new global business climate. His CD-Rom of short fiction , Down Time, is available from, as is Directions, an electronic poem. An interactive fiction titled About Time is posted on He is on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization and is presently finishing a novel about Central American archaeology called Xibalba Gate.


This speaker will participate in the Graduate Programs panel.