A.C.Chapman is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He was a mentor for the Open Studio Project, was one of the first Web Lab grant recipients, and recently completed a residency at CSU Fullerton with artist Camille Utterback. His work has been shown in California, Seattle and New York, and been featured in SVA's Digital Salon and SIGGRAPH's art gallery. He is Art Editor for the magazine CROWD. chapman recently completed an MFA in fiction at the New School University, studying with Mary Gaitskill. Some of his work can be seen at http://www.theadm.com.
Adrian Miles teaches hypermedia and interactive video at RMIT University, Australia. He is also a senior new media researcher in the InterMedia Lab at the University of Bergen, Norway. His academic research on hypertext and networked interactive video has been widely published and his applied digital projects have been exhibited internationally. Adrian's research interests include hypertext and hypermedia, digital poetics, and the use of Deleuzean philosophy in the context of digital poetics.
Alok B. Nandi
Alok B. Nandi, media writer/director, is working on cross-media projects, in the context of mixed-realities (virtual, augmented). He has been awarded with Prix Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia for urbicande.be in 1997. He is involved as a multimedia author in the ”art.live” project, investigating mixed-realities narratives (http://www.tele.ucl.ac.be/PROJECTS/art.live). He has edited/conceived a photobiography on Satyajit Ray, with a preface by H. Cartier-Bresson, as well as exhibitions at Cannes Film Festival, in Paris, in London, etc. He has produced performing arts evenings and concerts as well as co-produced a documentary film awarded and screened in more than 40 festivals and TV channels. His writings appear in several magazines and he has been lecturing as well as speaking in conferences world wide.
Anders Fagerjord is a Research Fellow at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway, finishing his Ph.D. dissertation The Convergence of Digital Media Rhetoric. The focus of Anders' research is on World Wide Web versions of "old media" such as newspapers, magazines and television, in particular their combination of spoken and written language and still and moving images. he has presented papers on these topics on the DAC and Hypertext conferences. Other research interests include rhetoric, semiotics, narratology, musicology and media and development studies. In 2001 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Brown University. He holds a Candidatus Philologicae in Media and Communication from the University of Oslo (1997). Outside academia, he has worked as a radio host and as a Web designer.
Andrzej Pająk (1974), journalist and editor connected with publishing companies of the computer press since 1996. In years 2004-2006 he was the editor-in-chief of monthly magazine Enter. At present he is working in the computer magazine CHIP. He contributes to the portal Techsty.art.pl devoted to connections of literature and digital media. His main research interests are the digital humanities, e-literature, exploiting the possibilities of the hypertext for studying literature, and hypertext as new cartography of the knowledge.
Anna Gunder is currently writing her Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Literature at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her thesis deals with issues of hypertext fiction and narratology, as well as with structural aspects of different works and texts in different media (storage, presentation, organization, navigation, linking etc.) She has published several articles on this subject. She is member of the research project "IT, Narrative Fiction and the Literary System" (http://www.littvet.uu.se/lsoc/itlit/), which is run by the Section for the Sociology of Literature. The project is funded by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation and Professor Johan Svedjedal is the project leader.
Antonella Sbrilli Eletti
Professor of Art History, 'La Sapienza' University of Rome
Beat Suter, Ph.D., works as a lecturer for gamedesign at the University of the Arts Zurich, and at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart. He is the publisher of "edition cyberfiction" and a founding member of the media artgroup AND-OR. Suter is also an author.
Brian McHale is Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature at West Virginia University, and Co-Editor of Poetics Today. The author of two books on postmodernist fiction, he has just completed a book on the postmodernist long poem.
Brion Moss, being an engineer by training and vocation, does not generally think of himself as an artist, but thoroughly enjoyed being part of the conceptualization and design of The Impermanence Agent. His day job consists of typing cryptic strings of letters into a keyboard in an effort to train computers to behave according to his wishes. By night, he enjoys the view from his San Francisco hilltop, feeds his wife and his cat, and reads about things that don't actually happen but the world would be cooler if they did.
Bruce Andrews is the author of over two dozen books of experimental poetry & performance scores. Most recent are Lip Service (a reworking of Dante's Paradiso from Toronto's Coach House Press) and The Millennium Project (over 900 pages online at http://www.princeton.edu/eclipse). Northwestern University Press published his collected theoretical essays, Paradise & Method: Poetics & Praxis; supplementing these are more recent essays on Andrews's author page http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/andrews. Andrews has taught Political Science and Political Economy at Fordham University fulltime since moving to New York City in 1975. He is the Music Director of Sally Silvers & Dancers, and collaborator with Silvers for almost 20 years, creating multi-media theatrical projects, scores for improvising musicians, soundscapes and live mixing on choreographic concerts in New York (and in Europe and Mexico). In 2003, he has an Artist Residency at Engine 27, the New York City sound art center.
Cynthia Haynes holds a Ph. D. in Humanities with concentrations in Rhetoric, Composition, and Critical Theory from The University of Texas at Arlington. She currently directs the Rhetoric and Writing program and teaches in the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. Recently Haynes was inducted as one of the first women whose electronic texts are now archived in the Texas Women's University Library. With Jan Rune Holmevik, she co-created Lingua MOO and helped develop the enCore educational MOO core. Haynes co-edited (with Jan Rune Holmevik) a collection of essays, High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs (University of Michigan Press, 1998; 2nd ed. 2002). Holmevik and Haynes also co-authored MOOniversity: A Student’s Guide to Online Learning Environments (Allyn & Bacon, 2000). Haynes is currently at work on her book, Beta Rhetoric: Writing, Technology, and Deconstruction, forthcoming from SUNY Press.
Duane Whitehurst has been working in the Internet field for far too long now. He's done work for the Voyager Company and NYU along with several small web shops you've probably never heard of. Duane feels very lucky to have worked with the likes of Noah, Adam and Brion and thinks it's a testament to the net's potential that The Agent group didn't have its first in-person meeting until the project was completed. Duane's currently hiding out in the Pacific Northwest building websites, playing guitar and trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his interactive net installations and his bio art. His visionary combination of robotics and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience (Uirapuru) to the cultural impact of biotechnology (Genesis); from the changing condition of memory in the digital age (Time Capsule) to distributed collective agency (Teleporting an Unknown State); from the problematic notion of the "exotic" (Rara Avis) to the creation of life and evolution (GFP Bunny). Kac's work has been exhibited internationally at major venues and his work is part of the permanent collections of several museums and collections. The recipient of many awards, Kac lectures and publishes worlwide. His work is documented on the Web in eight languages: http://www.ekac.org. He is the Chair of the Art and Technology Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Eduardo Kac is represented by Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago.
Emilia Branny-Jankowska, Ph. D. Her research interests include electronic literature, automatic text processing and modern Polish literature. Her doctoral dissertation, Cybertext. Methodology and Interpretation, deals with the problem of meaning in cybertext. She is an author of several publications concerning cybertext, electronic literature, Polish literature and automatic text summarizing. Branny-Jankowska received her M.A. in Polish philology from Jagiellonian University in 2004 and her M.Sc. in computer science from AGH University of Science and Technology in 2005. In 2005 she was awarded a Marie Curie EST Fellowship at the University of Bergen, where she realized a 10-month individual research project. Since 2006 she has been participating in research on pessimism in modern Polish literature, sponsored by the Foundation for Polish Science. Since 2004 Emilia Branny-Jankowska has worked for a leading Polish IT consulting company, where she is now the Head of IT Systems Department.
Espen Aarseth is spending the year 2000–2001 as a Visiting Scholar at Brown University. Since 1996 he has been Associate Professor in Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway. His best-known book is Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 1997). Among his research interests are comparative media theory, digital aesthetics and culture, and the politics of humanities computing and digital studies. He has studied computer games since 1984. He is the founder of the annual Digital Arts and Culture series of international conferences (1998 -), and has directed the Lingo project at the University of Bergen (1997–2000), using and developing MOOs for language learning, in German and French.
Francisco J. Ricardo
Francisco J. Ricardo earned the first Ph.D. in Humanities Computing from Boston University and holds two prior deagrees from Harvard University. He is the Research Projects Director of NHC Systems Research, Ltd. Prior to that he was Principal Research Scientist in the Retrieval Design Group at NHC Systems Research, Ltd.; Research Associate and Instructional Workstation Specialist at Harvard University; Senior Engineer for Knowledge Management at KPMG LLP.
Giselle Beiguelman is a new media artist and multimedia essayist who teaches Digital Culture at the Graduate Program in Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP (São Paulo, Brazil). Her work includes the award-winning The Book after the Book (1999) and
Ph.D. Gonzalo Frasca is a game scholar and game developer.
HERMENEIA Research group
Catalunyan Open University Based Research Group including...
Isabel Clara Moll Soldevila
Catalunyan Open University
Professor, University of Helsinki
Jaka Železnikar is a Slovene author of computational poetry and visual art.
Janez Strehovec received his Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1988 in Aesthetics. Since 1993 he has been working as principal researcher at the projects Theories of Cyberarts and Theories of Cyberculture. His recent research project involved in the National Research Program for the next three years is Theories of Internet Culture and Internet Textuality. He is also Assistant Professor for New Media Theories at Academy of Visual Arts, University of Ljubljana. He is the author of five books in the field of cultural studies and aesthetics published in Slovenia. His books include Technoculture, the Culture of Techno (1998) dealing with the subject of techno not just as a lifestyle issue and music movement but as a crucial principle of the recent artificial realities. He has also written in journals such as the Journal of Popular Culture, the Popular Culture Review, A-r-c, Afterimage, Dichtung Digital and CTheory, and has presented his papers at various international conferences in Europe and the United States.
Ph.D., University of Siegen
Senior Lecturer in Writing, University College Falmouth / Dartington Campus
Jill Walker is a researcher at the Department of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen. Jill fell in love with computers the summer before she turned eight, which she mostly spent playing Adventure on a DEC 20 at her Dad’s office. Having heard the word hypertext once at thirteen, but never having been able to find out more about it, Jill was thrilled when she finally got her hands on a computer with an Internet connection and discovered she could combine her love for computers with her love for stories and art. Armed with an MA in comparative literature, Jill has now found a safe haven for a few years, lined with funding to complete a Ph.D. Http://cmc.uib.no/jill
Jim Rosenberg was born in 1947. His work has included a wide variety of forms including linear work, works for multiple voices both live and on magnetic tape, and word environments constructed in San Francisco and New York. He 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 continues to the present.This body of work includes Diagrams Series 3 and Diagrams Series 4. Diagrams Series 4 is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.well.com/user/jer/diags4/diags4.html. Since 1988 his work has consisted of interactive poems, beginning with Intergrams, published by Eastgate Systems (Cambridge, MA.). Two newer titles, Diffractions through: Thirst weep ransack (frailty) veer tide elegy and The Barrier Frames: Finality crystal shunt curl chant quickening giveaway stare are also published by Eastgate.
Catalunyan Open University
Johanna Drucker has published and lectured extensively on topics related to the history of typography, artists' books, and visual art. She is currently the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia where she is Professor in the Department of English and Director of Media Studies. Her scholarly books include: Theorizing Modernism (Columbia University Press, 1994), The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art (University of Chicago Press, 1994), The Alphabetic Labyrinth (Thames and Hudson, 1995), and The Century of Artists' Books (Granary, 1995). Her most recent collection, Figuring the Word, was published in 1998 (Granary Books). In addition to her scholarly work, Drucker is internationally known as a book artist and experimental, visual poet. Her work has been exhibited and collected in special collections in libraries and museums including the Getty Center for the Humanities, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the New York Public Library, Houghton Library at Harvard University, and many others. Recent titles include Narratology (1994), Prove Before Laying (1997), The Word Made Flesh (1989; 1995), The History of the/my Wor(l)d (1990; 1994), Night Crawlers on the Web (2000), Nova Reperta (JABbooks, 1999), Emerging Sentience (JABbooks 2001), the last two in collaboration with Brad Freeman. A Girl's Life, a collaboration with painter Susan Bee, is forthcoming from Granary Books in Spring 2002.
John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator and publisher. He is the founding editor of Wellsweep, a small press which has specialised in literary translation from Chinese, and he is known internationally for his writing in networked and programmable media (http://www.shadoof.net/in). Cayley is the recent winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (http://www.eliterature.org). His last book of poems, adaptations and translations is Ink Bamboo (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley has lectured on the writing programme at the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a Research Associate of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, closely associated with their Performance Writing programme.
Katariina Ervasti is currently finishing her MA, after which she will continue her studies as a postgraduate student and her work as a member of the Jyväskylä University Hyperstructure Group. Her studies at the University of Vaasa have been a combination of communication studies, computer science, English and Finnish. Her master’s thesis is titled the World-Wide Web as a Medium of Self-Construction. Case Study: the Diary Part of Justin’s Links from the Underground.
Katherine Parrish researches digital pedagody and poetics through her graduate studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, an in her teaching at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute. She is fanatically interested in the potential of MOOs, text-based virtual environments, as sites of literary expression, and explores this through her project, "the MOOlipo", an experiment in the marriage of Oulipian textual constraint and cyborg identity. (http://www.meadow4.com/moolipo/)
Laura Borràs Castanyer
Professor of Literature, Catalunyan Open University
Lori Emerson is from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). Her essays have appeared in such journals as Open Letter and Essays in Canadian Writing. She is currently researching cyberpoetics and notions of the posthuman as a PhD candidate in English Literature at SUNY Buffalo. She was a coordinator for the 2002 Language & Encoding Symposium at Buffalo, and has been a contributing editor to the Buffalo Poetics list and the Electronic Poetry Center.
Loss Pequeño Glazier
Loss Pequeño Glazier is a poet, professor of Media Study, a Poetics Program Core Faculty member, and Director of the Electronic Poetry Center (http://epc.buffalo.edu), the world's most extensive Web-based digital poetry resource, at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is author of the award winning Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries (University of Alabama Press, 2002) and organizer of E-Poetry: An International Digital Poetry Festival, one of the most celebrated digital poetry series in the field. (E-Poetry was also the first digital poetry festival ever held, in Buffalo in 2001.) He is the author of several books of poetry and digital poetry projects. His work has been shown at numerous museums and galleries, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and he has lectured and performed throughout the U.S. and in London, Paris, Berlin, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, and other countries. Selected digital projects and other work are available on his EPC author page (http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier).
Maria Damon teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry, co-author of The Secret Life of Words (with Betsy Franco) and Literature Nation (with Miekal And), and co-editor of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (with Ira Livingston) She is a member of the National Writers' Union.
Mariusz Pisarski (1973). Founder and editor of Techsty - the only journal in Poland devoted exclusively to electronic literature (since 2002). Consultant and producer of several Polish e-lit works, translator of hypertext fictions by Judy Malloy, Stuart Moulthrop and Mark Amerika. Promotes electronic literature in popular press, literary circles and on the academic field. His PhD on hypertext (final stages) is an effort to bound the roots of contemporary poetics with medium specific qualities of network environments. In other words: "Roman Jakobson meets Espen Aarseth". The task in question is still much needed, after over simplifications of the nineties hypertext debate.
Markku Eskelinen is an independent scholar and experimental writer of ergodic prose, interactive drama, critical essays and cybertext fiction. Excerpts from his earliest fiction were published in The Review of Contemporary Fiction (Summer 1996) according to which he's also "easily the most iconoclastic figure on the Finnish literary scene". He Has given papers and other presentations at various international conferences, including Siggraph and the series of Digital Arts and Culture conferences. He is also an editor of Game Studies - the international journal of computer game research (http://www.gamestudies.org).
Narcís Figueras i Capdevila
Catalunyan Open University
Nick Montfort is now studying for a Ph.D. in computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, forthcoming) and coeditor, with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, of The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). He holds masters degrees from the MIT Media Lab and from Boston University, where he was cowinner of the American Academy of Poets Prize. He wrote and programmed the interactive fiction works Ad Verbum and Winchester's Nightmare and was coauthor, with William Gillespie, of The Ed Report and 2002: A Palindrome Story.
Noah 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 - after spending seven years at the New York University Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), which is the rough geographic midpoint between his new haunts. He is 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 past work includes Gray Matters, a collaborative fiction embedded in images of a human body. Its presentation at the Sandra Gering Gallery in 1996 was the first public presentation of a zooming user interface. His work on it was supported by an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship.
Patricia Tomaszek is a PhD student at the University of Bergen Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
Philippe Bootz, associated researcher in communication at the GERICO-CIRCAV (University of Lille 3) since 1994, and contributor in multimedia at the ENSCI (Paris) since 1999. He is President of the association MOTS-VOIR since 1984 and Editor of the journal of electronic poetry Alire since 1989. He is also a co-founder of the French group LAIRE (Lecture, Art, Innovation, Recherche, Écriture), created in 1988. He has had numerous exhibitions and publications since the late 70ies.
Ragnhild Tronstad is currently finishing her Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, addressing questing and character interaction in MUDs from various perspectives including game studies (”ludology”), theatricality, performativity, and hermeneutics. Her research is funded by the SKIKT program at the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo.
Raine Koskimaa works as a professor of digital culture at the University of Turku, where he teaches and conducts research especially in the field of digital textuality. He has published two books and several articles dealing the issues of digital literature, hyper and cybertextuality, reader-response studies, media use, cyberpunk science fiction, and narratology. His Ph.D. thesis Digital Literature. From Text to Hypertext and Beyond is available at http://www.cc.jyu.fi/~koskimaa/thesis/. He is a member of the Literary Advisory Board for the Electronic Literature Organization.
Roberto Simanowski works as a professor of cultural studies in digital media at University of Jena. He is the founding editor of the web journal Dichtung Digital (http://www.dichtung-digital.de). Simanowski has published and lectured extensively about themes related to digital literature. He is the author of Interfictions. Vom Schreiben im Netz (Frankfurt am Main: Edition Suhrkamp, 2002) and the editor of Literatur.digital. Formen und Wege einer neuen Literatur (München: DTV, 2002).
Roger Canadell Rusiñol
Catalunyan Open University
Sandy Baldwin is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University. He has published on innovative poetry, as well as on topics such as the mnemotechnics of user interfaces, the semiotics of money, the politics of Microsoft Word, and crash test dummies. His poetry and performances appear solo and with groups such as Purkinge, 9 Way Mind, the Atlanta Poet's Group, and VoPo. His poetry was recently anthologized in Another
South: Experimental Writing in the South (Alabama) and will appear soon
in The Journal of Artist's Books.
Steve Tomasula received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and teaches fiction writing and literature at the University of Notre Dame. His short fiction, reviews, and essays on art and culture have been published widely, with essays on the body in art appearing most recently in Leonardo and the New Art Examiner. In 2001 a work of short fiction received the Iowa Prize Award for the best work published in any genre. His novel of biotechnology, VAS: An Opera in Flatland, is forthcoming from Station Hill Press (2002).
Stewart Woods is PhD student in Media & Information at Curtin University of
Technology in Western Australia. His research is focused upon the social
interactions brought about by face-to-face game mechanics and the ethical
complexities of these group dynamics. His areas of interest include board
and table games, social simulations and the elusive nature of the magic
circle. Stewart holds a B.A. in Multimedia Design from Curtin University and
has published papers in Game Studies and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.
Stuart Moulthrop is an Associate Professor at the School of Communications Design at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Victory Garden, Hegirascope, and other hypertext fictions and essays. Internationally known for his wide-ranging experiments in digital narrative, Moulthrop has served as a guest lecturer at universities in Australia and Finland, in addition to many in the U.S. His multilayered hypertext fiction, design and theory Web site can be found at http://raven.ubalt.edu/staff/moulthrop/
Talan Memmott is a hypermedia artist/writer/editor from San Francisco,
California. He is the Creative Director and Editor of the online hypermedia
literary journal BeeHive (http://beehive.temporalimage.com). His hypermedia
work has appeared widely on the Internet. In 2001 he was awarded the
trAce/Alt-X New Media Writing Award for his work "Lexia to Perplexia", which
also received honorable mention for the Electronic Literature Organization's
award in fiction. He is a tutor for the trAce Online Writing School, and has
been a speaker, panelist, reader and performer at various Conferences and
Ph.D., University of Helsinki
Tuomas Lukka received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Helsinki at the age of 20. During his 3-year stint at Harvard as a Junior Fellow he switched to computer science. He is most interested in the manipulation and presentation of structured information.
William Gillespie runs the independent publishing house Spineless Books
(spinelessbooks.com), and is an electronic writing fellow at Brown University.
Xavier Marichal is a researcher in Telecommunications. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis ”Motion Estimation and Compensation for Very-Low Bitrate Video Coding” at the ”Laboratoire de Télécommunications et Télédétection” (Université Catholique de Louvain). Dr. Marichal has published more than twenty journal or conference papers, and has been an active member of European COST 211 action group and the MPEG standardization body. He has been working in the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Palo-Alto, USA) where he developed software in the area of video indexing from -compressed material, which led to a patent pending. He developed and implemen-ted the Urbicande-la-Neuve Demonstrator (http://urbicande.tele.ucl.ac.be) and is now the manager of ”art.live”, a project that aims at exploring some aspects of Mixed Reality.