Spring 2013 Contributors:

Brianna P. Stout

Brianna P. Stout is a former and future high school English teacher.  She earned her MFA in poetry at Virginia Tech, where she served as editor of The Minnesota Review and The New River.  She placed first in the Carilion Poetry in Medicine competition in 2013.  Her work has appeared in PANK, The Paw Print, and elsewhere.  She wishes to thank Kyle Stout, Debi Stout,  Scott Henderson, and Jackie Collins for their advice and assistance with The Tell-Tale Orb.



Jayne Fenton Keane

Jayne Fenton Keane is a widely published, award-winning poet who publishes across a range of media. JFK completed her doctorate in poetics in 2008 and was recently awarded an Australia Council grant to create digital literature.



Alan Bigelow

Alan Bigelow's work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in Turbulence.orgRhizome.org, SFMOMA, the Library of Congress (U.S.), Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, The National Art Center: Tokyo, MLA 2012-2013, FAD, VAD, FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art (MONA, Detroit), Art Tech Media 2010, FILE 2007-2013, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, IDEAS, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and elsewhere. You can see Alan Bigelow's work at http://www.webyarns.com.

Barry Smylie

Barry first became involved with computer art in 1972 as a post-graduate railroad Car Controller. He did his work with the assistance of a mainframe computer located thousands of miles away uplinked through keypunch and teletype via Attic Satellite. In his free time he punched cards for ascii visual imagery. He also made conceptualist and interventionist traces (during the Vietnam War) of symbolically charged railcar routings. In 1983 he purchased his first 8 bit home computer and began publishing BASIC art and screen savers on local Bulletin Board Systems. As the FidoNet, BBS unifier expanded through the telephone system, he posted outside his calling area. In the last decade of the 20th century he acquired a 16 bit home computer and began publishing HTML embedded JPEG with text on his own and artist-shared websites on the internet. At the turn of the century after working with Dynamic HTML (JAVA applets) he began using Macromedia Flash ActionScript programming. Most recently he has been publishing HTML jpeg “galleries” of painting reproductions on his own website located in a New York server.

Jamie Rand

Jamie Rand is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech. He has worked as an editor for The Minnesota Review and Toad, and has work published in Annalemma, Carte Blanche, Blood Lotus, Absinthe Revival, O-Dark-Thirty, and the anthologies Best New Writing 2011 and Specter Spectacular.

Dirk Vis

Dirk Vis (1981) studied Writing at the Rietveld Academy and Graphic Design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. He published the artist books Made in Dongguan (with Judith de Leeuw, 2007) and Bestseller (2009). He made e-poetry with K. Michel and is lecturer of Interactive Media at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Dirk Vis is editor of the oldest Dutch literary magazine De Gids. See: www.dirkvis.net




Chris Joseph [chrisjoseph.org] is a British/Canadian digital writer and artist. His past projects include the interactive multimedia fiction series 'Inanimate Alice' with author Kate Pullinger; 'NRG', a bicycle-powered interactive multimedia narrative; and 'The Breathing Wall', a digital novel that responds to the reader's rate of breathing. He is editor of the post-Dada magazine and artist network 391.org, and currently lives in London, UK.

Jennifer Schrauth

Jennifer Schrauth is an MFA candidate in fiction at Virginia Tech University. She has worked as an editor for the Minnesota Review and ARETE. She is currently working on a novel about bloggers and spends a lot of time reading online.