art, letters, & the rest
dene grigar
media artist & scholar //////////////////

Refereed Essays (Some Examples)

“Curating the ‘Electronic Literature’ Exhibit.”  With Lori Emerson and Kathi Inman Berens.  Forthcoming in Rhizomes. Summer 2012.

“The Interrelationships of Digital Storytelling Mobile Media.”  Co-Authored with Brett Oppegaard.  Forthcoming in Mobile Media Narratives, edited by Jason Farman. U of Minnesota Press.  2012.

“Teaching App Design & Development.” With John Barber, Will Luers, Brett Oppegaard & Aaron May.  Forthcoming in the International Digital Media & Arts Association Journal.  2012.

“A Response to ‘The Shape of the I.’”  Forthcoming in English Language Notes. Special Issue edited by Julie Carr and John-Michael Rivera.  Spring 2012.

“On the Art of Producing a Phenomenally Short Fiction Collection over the Net Using Twitter:  ‘The 24-Hr. Micro-Elit Project.’” Authoring Software.  January 2011.

"Hyperlinking in 3D Multimedia Performances." Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres. Ed. Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla. Bielefeld, Germany: Transaction Publishers, March 2010.

"E-Ject: On the Ephemeral Nature, Mechanisms, and Implications of Electronic Objects." Co-authored with Matt Kirschenbaum, Michael Angelo Tata, Davin Heckman, Anna Gibbs, Maria Angel, and Joe Tabbi. Digital Art and Culture. December 2009.

"Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature on the Edge of Time and Space." Special Issue in Hyperrhiz. October 2009.

"Electronic Literature: Where Is It?." ebr. January 2009.

"Winged Words: On the Theory and Use of Internet Radio." Going Wireless. Ed. Amy C. Kimme Hea. 2009.

"The Present [Future] of Electronic Literature." Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen. Ed. Randy Adams, Steve Gibson and Stefan Muller. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Publications. CCIS (Communications in Computer and Communication Science) series. Spring 2008.

"Found in Space: The MINDful Play Environment Is Born." With Steve Gibson. 28 Oct. 2007. Lablit 03, Summer 2007.

"Motion Tracking Technology, Telepresence, and Collaboration." With Steve Gibson. Hyperrhiz 03, Summer 2007.

"What New Media Offers." Computers and Composition 24.2 (2006) : 214-217.

"Wild Nature and the Digital Life." Special issue co-edited with Sue Thomas (De Montfort University, UK). Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Vol 14, No. 7 - 8 (2006). 30 Nov. 2006.

"Transgressing the Limits: Narratives of Scientists in Literature." The Scientist. 3 Aug. 2006.

"The Role of Sound in Electronic Literature." trAce. Spring 2006.

"Ephemeral Writing" Proceedings of the 2005 Digital Arts and Culture, Copenhagen: IT University. CD-ROM. Fall 2005.

"On Change and Chance." Professionalization in Computers and English Studies: Alternate Paths, Diverse Voices. Ed. James Inman. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Press, 2005.

"The Potential of Electronic Textuality." Engineering Nature. Ed. Roy Ascott. Plymouth: Intellect Press, 2005.

"The Challenges of Hybrid Forms of Writing." Computers and Composition 22 (2005) : 375-393.

"Report on The 6th International Research Conference: Consciousness Reframed: Qi and Complexity." Computers and Composition 22 (2005) : 231-8.

"Kineticism, Rhetoric, and New Media Art." Computers and Composition 22.1 (2005) : 105-112.

"Myths, Aboriginal Songlines, and Consciousness." With John Barber. Qi and Complexity. Ed. Roy Ascott. Plymouth: I-dat, 2005.

"Breath by Breath: An Interview with Kate Pullinger about 'The Breathing Wall.'" Computers and Composition 21.4 (2004) : 475-83.

"Report on Ted Nelson's Keynote Address at Incubation 2004." Computers and Composition 21.4 (2004) : 485-87.

"Off the Printed Page: Background and Theory about Electronic Literature." Proceedings for 2004 Ciberart-Bilbao. Ed. Geraldine de Ponthiere. 2004. CD-ROM.

"Electronic Literature: Its Types and Some Examples." Redes Sensoriais: Arte, Ciência e Tecnologia. (Sensual Media: Art, Cinema, and Technology). Ed. Katia Valeria Maciel Toledo. Rio de Janeiro: Contra Capa, 2003. 77-86.

"A Report from the Electronic Edge . . . border and Interface." State of the Arts. Ed. Scott Rettberg. LA: Electronic Literature Organization, 2003. 63-69.

"Divisions in the Digital World: Access and Diversity." State of the Arts. Ed. Scott Rettberg. LA: Electronic Literature Organization. 2003. 75-81.

"Media Translation Theory and the Online Brautigan Bibliography. " With John F. Barber. Proceedings from the Digital Arts and Culture 2003. Ed. Adrian Miles. Melbourne: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2003. CD-ROM. Reprinted in Fineart Forum 16 (2003).

"Mutability, Medium and Character." Spec. issue of Computers and the Humanities. Ed. Ray Siemens (2002) : 359-378.

"MOOtextuality." Ed. Sean Williams. Spec. issue of Texts Technology: The Journal of Computer Text Processing (2002) : 163-179.

"Penelope in Translation and Art." The Penelopeia Project. Fall 2002.

My research interests include electronic literature, ephemera, and emergent technologies and cognition.  I am particularly drawn to action research where theory is built out of practice and theories and long held assumptions are tested in hands-on practice.  More a philosopher than a theorist, I start with the basic premise that the computer is not a tool but rather the medium in which I work.  This is a conceptual shift that cannot be reconciled with traditional print-centric notions.



New Worlds, New Words: Exploring Pathways for Writing about and in Electronic Environments. With John Barber. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2001. Reviewed by Jill Walker for American Book Review