Fall 2013 Contributors:
Alan Bigelow writes digital stories and poems for the web. His work, installations, and conversations concerning electronic literature have appeared in many galleries, international competitions, festivals, and journals. In addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he has been a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see his work at http://www.webyarns.com.Alan Bigelow writes digital stories and poems for the web. His work, installations, and conversations concerning electronic literature have appeared in many galleries, international competitions, festivals, and journals. In addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he has been a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see his work at http://www.webyarns.com.
Nathan Blake's chapbook Going Home Nowhere and Fast is forthcoming from Winged City Press, and his writing has appeared in The Collagist, PANK, Sou'wester, and >kill author, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech.
Jilly Dreadful believes in the portable and collaborative magic of stories. She wrote the libretto for Light & Power: A Tesla/Edison Story, composed by Isaac Schankler & performed by Juventas Music Ensemble in Boston. She's currently partnering with Andy Campbell (dreamingmethods.com) to reprogram The Spectral Dollhouse in Unity 3D in order to further bring the work to life with augmented reality. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Southern California. You can play with more of her work here: transmography.net
Samantha Gorman (in collaboration with Danny Cannizzaro) is a writer, scholar and media artist who composes for the intersection of text, cinema and digital culture. Her work addresses contemporary reading and writing practices and how these practices impact culture in an increasingly automated world. Current work includes the cinematic novella PRY: conceived as a re-imagining of the e-Book (forthcoming for iPad). Samantha holds an MFA/B.A. from Brown University in Literary Arts – Digital Language Arts and a B.A. in Digital Performance Practices. She has taught courses in Digitally Mediated Performance, Digital Literature and Literature Foundation at the Rhode Island School of Design. Samantha currently lives in L.A. where she is a Ph.D. candidate in the interdivisional Media Arts + Practice (iMAP) program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Robert Kendall has been writing electronic poetry since 1990. He is the author of the book-length hypertext poem A Life Set for Two (Eastgate Systems) and other electronic works published at BBC Online, Iowa Review Web, Cortland Review, Eastgate Hypertext Reading Room, ELO Electronic Literature Collection, Cauldron & Net, and other Web sites. His electronic poetry has been exhibited at many venues in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, 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 has taught electronic poetry and fiction for the New School University’s online program since 1995. He runs the literary Web site Word Circuits, is codeveloper of Word Circuits Connection Muse, a hypertext tool for poets and fiction writers, and is a Director of the Electronic Literature Organizaion. He has written many articles about electronic literature for national publications, such as Poets & Writers Magazine, and has lectured frequently on the topic.
Amy Marengo is an MFA Poetry candidate at Virginia Tech. You can visit her website at amymarengo.com.
Aaron Oldenburg is a game designer and new media artist whose primary interest is in game rules as an expressive medium. His video and interactive work has exhibited in festivals and galleries in New York, Berlin, São Paulo and Los Angeles, including SIGGRAPH and FILE Electronic Language International Festival. He teaches game design as an Assistant Professor in University of Baltimore's Simulation and Digital Entertainment program and has an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Michael Roche is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech. He's worked as an editorial assitant on The Minnesota Review and Toad the Journal. He has work published in Best New Poets: 2012.
Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists’ books. She employs media-generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations that combine text and image. Her interactive installations include “The Unemployed,” a data visualization at Disseny Hub Museum (Barcelona, 2011), “The Blackest Spot” (Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 2008), and “Trigger” (Pace University, New York, 2005). Her net art projects include “Spine Sonnet” (commissioned by LACMA , 2011), “Lines of Life” (commissioned by terminalapsu.org, 2010), and “Without A Trace” (commissioned by turbulence.org, 2009). Other net art projects include “Ghost City,” an ever changing poetic meditation on the urban environment, urbanfragments.net, allthenewsthatsfittoprint.net, talking-walls.com, and disembodiedvoices.com. Recently she has been making iPhone/iPad apps. Her five apps “Urban Rhythms,” “Spine Sonnet,” “Art Swipe,” “4 Square” and “Episodic” are available for free in the iTunes Store. For more information, visit www.jodyzellen.com.