DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Jay David Bolter Jay David Bolter is Director of the Wesley New Media Center and Wesley Chair of New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984); Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing (1991; second edition 2001); Remediation (1999), with Richard Grusin; and Windows and Mirrors (2003), with Diane Gromala. With collaborators at the the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech, he is helping to build Augmented Reality (AR) and mobile technology systems to stage dramatic and narrative experiences for art, entertainment, and informal education.
Helen J. Burgess Helen J. Burgess is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has published in both digital and print formats, including most recently Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information, a DVD-Rom coauthored with Rob Mitchell and Phillip Thurtle. She is currently working with Jeanne Hamming on a multimedia project entitled "Highways of the Mind: Imagining the Superhighway from the World's Fair to the World Wide Web."
Mauro Carassai Mauro Carassai is a PhD candidate at University of Florida. He holds a Masters of Arts in American Literature and Culture from University of Leeds (UK) and was a Fulbright student at Brown University in 2007-2008. His research combines literary theory, Ordinary Language Philosophy, and digital literatures within the larger frame of American literatures and American studies. His article "E-lit Works as Forms of Culture " appears in Culture Machine Vol. 12 and his essay "Electronic Literature as Language Game" is forthcoming in the LEA Almanac (MIT Press). He was a 2010-11 HASTAC scholar.
John Cayley John Cayley writes digital media, particularly in the domain of poetry and poetics. Recent and ongoing projects include The Readers Project with Daniel C. Howe, imposition with Giles Perring, riverIsland, and what we will ... Information on these and other works may be consulted at http://programmatology.shadoof.net. Cayley is Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, where he teaches writing digital media, including a course on writing within immersive three-dimensional artificial environments.
Maria Engberg Maria Engberg is Assistant Professor of English and Digital Culture at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Her research interests are digital media theory and practice, contemporary art and literary practices, and social media. She has lectured and published on digital literature, culture and media. She also works with digital media practice and explores cultural applications in Augmented Reality (AR) for mobile phones.
Paul Fyfe Paul Fyfe is assistant professor of English and History of Text Technologies at Florida State University where he researches and teaches British Victorian literature and culture, media history, and digital humanities. He also coordinates FSU's Digital Scholars reading and projects group.
Phillip H. Gochenour Phillip H. Gochenour holds a PhD in comparative literature from Emory University. He has worked in the technology industry for several years as a writer and information designer, and taught in the Media Studies Program at the University of Virginia as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media Studies. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of English and New Media Studies at Towson University in Baltimore, MD.
Brian Greenspan Brian Greenspan is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the doctoral program in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. He is the designer and founding director of the Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab, and co-designer of the StoryTrek locative authoring and reading system. His research interests include utopian narratives, digital cultures, and the intersections between them.
Jeanne Hamming Jeanne Hamming is an Associate Professor of English at Centenary College of Louisiana, where she also teaches courses in new media communication and digital culture. Her research on the intersections of ecology, gender, and media technologies has appeared in national and international publications. She is currently working with Helen Burgess on a multimedia project entitled "Highways of the Mind: Imagining the Superhighway from the World's Fair to the World Wide Web."
Aaron Kashtan Aaron Kashtan is an ABD Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Florida. His dissertation considers handwriting as a figure for nostalgic opposition to the transparent aspects of digital culture.
Craig Saper Craig Saper (cjsaper@gmail.com) is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture doctoral program at UMBC, and the author of Networked Art (2001; archive edition, 2007) and Artificial Mythologies (1997; archive edition, 2008). He has edited and written afterwards for Bob Brown's Words and The Readies (both in 2009 with Rice Universities Digital Press), and he edited special issues of Visible Language (1988) and Style (2001). Saper is the co-editor, with Ellen Berry, of a special issue of Rhizomes on "Drifts" (2007) and, with Freeman and Garrett-Petts, the editor of an anthology on Imaging Place (2009) also issued as a special issue of Rhizomes (2008). He is also the reviews editor and "Blog Report" columnist for Rhizomes. He wrote the introduction to Sharon Kivland's A Disturbance of Memory, II (2008). His curatorial projects include exhibits on "Assemblings" (1997), "Noigandres: Concrete Poetry in Brazil" (1988) and "TypeBound" (2008), and folkvine.org (2003-6). Saper has a Minor Compositions pamphlet on Intimate Bureaucracies forthcoming from Autonomedia, and has published two other pamphlets On Being Read (1985) and Raw Material (2008), and he is presently writing a biography of a poet-publisher-impresario-writer in every imaginable genre, Bob Brown, who invented a reading machine. A recent New York Times Books section Back Page Essay describes Saper's research and work on Brown in the context of new iPad's and e-readers. The simulation machine discussed in this article can be found at http://www.readies.org.
James Smithies James Smithies is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He completed a Ph.D. in History at Canterbury University in 2002, and has also worked as technical writer, senior business analyst and project manager. His scholarly work focuses on New Zealand history, the history of literature, technology and ideas, and the digital humanities.
Elisabet Takehana Dr. Elisabet Takehana is an Assistant Professor in the department of English Studies at Fitchburg State University. Her scholarly interests include aesthetics, digital studies, and 20th century text and image production. Her essay "Legitimizing the Artist: Avant-Garde Utopianism and Relational Aesthetics" was recently published in Shift and "Browsing the Data Narrative: Affective Association and Visualization" appeared in the International Digital Media Arts Association Journal. Her forthcoming essay "Burroughs/Rauschenberg: Image-Text / Text-Image" will be published in The Future of Text and Image (Cambridge Scholars).
Gregory L. Ulmer Gregory L. Ulmer is Professor of English and Media Studies at the University of Florida. He is affiliated with the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and is Coordinator of the Florida Research Ensemble, a collaboration experimenting with the invention of an image metaphysics for the apparatus of electracy. Recent books include Internet Invention (2003), and Electronic Monuments (2005). "Avatar Emergency" is from a work in progress.