Ph.D., Interaction Design, Malmö University, 2012
Concentration: Digital Poetics, Electronic Literature
Dissertation: Digital Rhetoric and Poetics: Signifying Strategies in Electronic Literature

MFA, Literary Arts, Brown University, 2004
Concentration: Electronic Writing
Thesis: A “History” of “Art”



Academic Positions

Associate Professor — Winona State University
Creative Digital Media, Mass Communication


Research Interests: digital culture, electronic literature, digital rhetorics and poetics, meme culture, glitch aesthetics

Senior Research Associate, York University Augmented Reality Lab

Research Affiliate, University of Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group

08/2013 – 06/2014 Researcher University of Bergen, LLE CLARINO (Common Language Research and Technology Infrastructure, Norway), ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation)

07/2010 – 06/2013 Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice Co-Investigator, Co-Editor — Anthology of European Electronic Literature

06/2012 – (ongoing) Consortium for Electronic Literature (CELL): Database Interoperability Initiative Participating Researcher

Professional / Editorial

Board of Directors, Electronic Literature Organization 2004-2016

Editorial Board, Rhizomes; Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

06/2017  Co-editor, Rhizomes 32: Meme Culture, Alienation Capital, and Gestic Play


On Codework: A Phenomenology of an Anti-Genre
Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres: New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression, ed. Marcel Cornis-Pope.
(John Benjamins 2014)

My Molly (Departed)
(Free Dogma Press 2014)

Conferences, Exhibitions, Talks

More than Meets AI — Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California Berkeley
Group Exhibition
Work Exhibited: Introducing Lary: The San Biagio Frescoes of Pietro Golamuto

Electronic Literature Organization Conference – Coimbra, Portugal
Panel: AIwriting: Text to Image Generation as a Mode of Digital Narrative
Presentation: Who’s the Dummy?: A Poetics of Medically Enforced Ventriloquism 

ISEA – Paris, France
Panel: AIwriting: Text to Image Generation as a Mode of Digital Narrative

Weird Media — Laird Norton Gallery, Winona State University
Group Exhibition — International Digital Media Arts Association
Work Exhibited: Alocutive Interpolation

Electronic Literature Organization Conference – University of Central Florida
Performance: Quarantine Quatrains (with Scott Rettberg)

Electronic Literature Organization Conference – University College Cork, Cork Ireland
Performance: The Limerick Diet (with Scott Rettberg)
Artist Talk: The Limerick Diet (with Scott Rettberg)

Invited Talk – University of Bergen, Norway
Presentation: A Meme is not a Meme until it is a Meme

Reading Practices in the Digital Age – Sofia University, Sofia Bulgaria
Keynote: Reading Beyond Writing: The Post-Digital Literary Condition

Electronic Literature Organization Conference – University of Quebec, Montreal
Panel: Disruptive Media
Presentation: Dank Memes and Tactical Media
Panel: Congress of Fakery 
(with Davin Heckman, Mark Marino, and Rob Witting)

Summer Publishing Institute – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN
Panel: Electronic Publishing
Presentation: Publishing(?) in the Expanded Field of Electronic Literary Works

CCCC – Kansas City
Presentation: Writing and Reading Fake News

Thinking Through the Digital in Literature – Linköping University, Sweden
Presentation: Meme Culture as Alienation Capital and Gestic Play

Writers on Writing Series
Brown University Literary Arts

Interrupt Festival 4
Brown University
Clickbait Performance

Shapeshifting Texts
Group Exhibition / International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality / Bremen, Germany

International Digital Media Arts Association – Winona State University US
Presentation: Vernacular Gestus: Meme Culture and Alienation Capital

Group Exhibition / Paul Watkins Gallery