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YVES ABRIOUX

A professor of English literature at the University of Paris 8. He has published extensively, in English and in French, on a range of topics and artistic practices (poetry and fiction, visual art, landscape and gardens). His research foregrounds theoretical issues in connection with philosophy and science. He is particularly interested in displacements between media, both traditional and modern, and is currently working on the history and - more specifically - the future of the museum. He has edited several issues of the French journal T.L.E. on chaos theory, cognitive science, Deleuzian philosophy, etc., in relation to art and literature. http://elmcip.net/person/yves-abrioux


LUCIO AGRA

Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics, teaches Theory of Communication courses at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo Brazil, and a performance course, "Communication and Body Arts," at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo. He published "Selva Bamba" in 1994 and is preparing a new work for CD-Rom to be released next year. His research includes poetics and low tech software, particularly what "has been left behind by the computer software industry. http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/currents/fall01/survey/agra.html


MIEKAL AND

Long-time DIY author, crossmedia artist, and publisher. Founder and visionary of Xeroxial Editions and Dreamtime Village. Co-author, with Maria Damon, of Pleasuretext, among many other works. http://xexoxial.org


MARIA ANGEL

Senior Lecturer, School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Australia.


AARON ANGELLO

http://aboutaword.blogspot.com/2011/02/aaron-angelo-poetics-of-poemedia.html


WILTON AZEVEDO

Plastic artist, graphic designer, poet and musician. Phd in Communication and Semiotics at PUC-SP (Pontificia Universidade Catolica) and post doctor at Université Paris VIII Laboratoire de Paragraphe – 2009 -. Published O que é Design (Brasiliense) 1988, Os Signos do Design (Global) 1994, Interpoesia: Poesia Interativa Hipermídia 2000 Cdrom, Looppoesia: A Poética da Mesmice 2004 Cdrom, ALIRE 12 - 2004, DVD - Quando Assim Termina O Nunca... video poetry 2008 and sound poetry Cd Inaldível Silábios Editora Mackenzie 2008 – Exibition with group Transitoire Observable at Centre George Pompidou 2004. Azevedo is professor reseacher at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in the Post Graduated Programm strito sensu in Education, Art and Culture History and post Graduate Programm in the literature. http://wiltonazevedo.tumblr.com


SANDY BALDWIN

E-Poetry 2011 Festival Curator & Co-Director, is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University. He publishes on the poetics and philosophy of digital writing. His solo and collaborative creative work is widely published and performed. He reads all his spam. Author of i did the weird motor drive, co-editor of Regardes Croises: Perspectives on Digital Literature. http://www.as.wvu.edu/~sbaldwin


CHARLES BERNSTEIN

Author of Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011), All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); Girly Man (Chicago Press, 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago, 1999). From 1978-1981 he co-edited, with Bruce Andrews. L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine. In the Fall of 1991, he co-founded the Poetics Program at the State University of New York – Buffalo with Robert Creeley, Susan Howe, Dennis Tedlock, and Raymond Federman. Since 2003, he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is co-director of PennSound. New critical resource: The Literary Enclyopedia, entry by Nerys Williams (2009). http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein


ALAN BIGELOW

He writes digital stories for the web. These stories are created in Flash and use images, text, audio, video, and other components. These stories are created for viewing on the web, although they can be (and have been) shown as gallery installations. In 2010, Alan Bigelow was a World Technology Network Award nominee and a finalist for the International New Media Competition of the 24th Stuttgart Filmwinter (Germany). He was also a 2010 finalist for the New Media Writing Prize at the Poole Literary Festival (UK) and the Screengrab New Media Art Award (Australia). http://www.webyarns.com/


BEN BISHOP

First year MFA student in poetry at WVU studying all things art that involve text, electronic and print. Classically trained musician, Windows and Linux guru, obsessed with finding answers to big questions, and noob Flash animator. The rest is left to discover.


PHILIPPE BOOTZ

Département Hypermédia, Université de Paris VIII, Laboratoire Paragraphe, researcher at the Laboratory of Digital Music of Marseille (MIM). Co-founder of the French electronic poetry group, L.A.I.R.E., since 1988, and editor of alire, the first European multimedia journal of electronic poetry. Co-editor of Regardes Croises: Perspectives on Digital Literature. Since 1978, he has created artistic work including installations and programmed poetry. http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bootz/


STEPHANIE BOLUK

Media scholar and PhD candidate at the University of Florida. Located at the intersection of cultural studies, visual studies and the digital humanities, her teaching and research incorporates digital-born modes of criticism with traditional literary hermeneutic approaches. Her dissertation investigates applications of seriality—as a narrative, aesthetic, political, economic and technical construct—in a diverse range of cultural texts spanning from historical plague writing to computer programming. http://s105520485.onlinehome.us/stephanieboluk


ANNE BURNIDGE

An assistant professor of dance at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she teaches contemporary dance, ballet, anatomy/kinesiology, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, and repertory. In addition to directing Anne Burnidge Dance, she co-directs Burnidge Clark Dance with Elisha Clark Halpin. Her work has been presented across the country from Colorado to New York including the American Dance Guild Festival (NYC), Goose Route Dance Festival (WV), Cool New York Dance Festival (NYC), Philly Fringe Festival (PA), and the Toronto International Dance Festival (ON). Burnidge has performed with several regional companies including Helander Dance Theatre and Buffalo Contemporary Dance and has performed in works by dance luminaries including Meredith Monk, Maguy Marin, and Bebe Miller. http://www.anneburnidgedance.org/Anne_Burnidge_Dance/Home.html


DANNY CANNIZZARO

http://www.dannycannizzaro.net


J.R. CARPENTER

Canadian artist, writer and maker of maps, zines, books, poems, fiction, non-fiction and non-linear hypermedia narratives. She studied Life Drawing and Anatomy at the Art Students’ League of New York and Fibres and Sculpture at Concordia University in Montreal, where she served as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab, from 2006-2010. http://luckysoap.com/index.html


JOHN CAYLEY

Has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and book dealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Links to his internationally recognized writing in networked and programmable media are at programmatology.shadoof.net. His last printed book of poems, adaptations and translations was Ink Bamboo (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001. He has taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom, and was an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London. In the United States, he has taught or directed research at the University of California San Diego and twice previously at Brown before becoming a 5-year Visiting Professor in 2007. http://programmatology.shadoof.net


CRIS CHEEK

British poet, artist, interdisciplinary performer and academic currently resident at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Born in London in 1955, he lived and worked there until the early 1990s. One early influence was working alongside Bob Cobbing at the Poetry Society and the Writers Forum group of poets who met with regularity there. In 1981 he was a co-founder of Chisenhale Dance Space. Between 1994-2005 he was based in the most easterly English town of Lowestoft, before emigrating to the United States. His musical collaborations include Slant (a trio with Phillip Jeck and Sianed Jones). A large body of interdisciplinary performance writing was produced in collaboration with Kirsten Lavers under the author function Things Not Worth Keeping. He taught on the Performance Writing course (1995-2002) at Dartington College of Arts where he was a Research Fellow in interdisciplinary text (2000-2002). He lives on the plateau of the southwest Ohio River Valley, with his son. http://www.soton.ac.uk/~bepc/poets/cheek.htm


NEIL COFFEE

http://classics.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/neil_coffee/


TONY CONRAD

(born Anthony S. Conrad in 1940 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. His father was Arthur Conrad, who worked with Everett Warner during World War II in designing dazzle camouflage for the US Navy. Conrad is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., 1962, major Mathematics).Support for Conrad's work has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the State University of New York, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Conrad


RODERICK COOVER

Works employ digital media arts and experimental documentary methods to explore point of contacts between technologies, the social sciences and the humanities. Some themes include visual geographies, interactive panoramic, cultural narratives and their collective representations, and word-image relationships. http://www.roderickcoover.com


STEPHEN COPE

Hosts Conference of the Birds http://conferenceofthebirds.mypodcast.com


ERIN COSTELLO

A writer and video artist. She is co-publisher of SpringGun Press, as well as an MFA candidate and creative writing instructor at the University of Colorado. http://www.erincostello.org


TERESSA GORMAN CREHAN

http://theatredance.buffalo.edu/people/crehan/


MARIA DAMON

Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Poetry and Postliterary America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries, co-author (with mIEKAL aND) of Literature Nation, pleasureTEXTpossession, and Eros/ion; and co-editor, with Ira Livingston, of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader.


CATERINA DAVINIO

Computer artist, writer, and curator. She was born in Foggia, Italy and has lived in Rome since 1961. She studied Italian literature at Rome University La Sapeinza in 1981 and was a student of, Giulio Carlo Argan, Alerto Asor Rosa, and Walster Pedulla. In the 90s she created a bridge between experimental poetry and electronic art. Her work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale (Veneszia Poesia Project) in 1997. Since 1998 her work has appeared on the Internet with net-poetry collaborative projects, among them Karenina.it, the first Italian net-poetry project and an international point of reference for the avant-garde. Net-Poetry was in the Venice Biennale in 2001 (Harald Szeemann curator), and in Poetry Bunker Project (on line Parallel Action). Among other international exhibitions: Biennale of Sidney (Online Venue 2008), Liverpool Biennial (Independents 2006 and 2008), Athens Biennial (2007), Biennale di Venezia (six editions since 1997, in participative projects where she collaborated also as curator), Biennale de Paris (2004), Biennales del Lion (1999 and Intern. Kiosk 2007). She has published,Techno-Poetry and Virtual Realities, Mantova 2002. She has also published texts in catalogues, poems and computer poems in reviews and anthologies, a novel (Còlor còlor, 1998). She has lived in Monza and Lecco since 1997. http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cprezi/caterinadav.html


MARTHA DEED

Martha Deed is a poet and web.artist who lives on the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda in a house that causes writing to happen. Her last chapbook,The Lost Shoe, and her tiny booklets Heat, (flash fiction) and her 500 Favourite Words, have previously been published by chapbookpublisher.com. Her work has appeared on line and in print in many professional and literary journals. http://sporkworld.tumblr.com/


TELEMARY DIAZ

Hip-hop artist Telmary Díaz—a “Cuban rhyming revolution” (NPR)—edges Cuban music away from son, salsa, and Buena Vista Social Club and confidently into the global realm. At once a rapper, activist, and poet, Díaz embraces her Cuban musical heritage as well as hip-hop’s cosmopolitan future, dispensing crisp Spanish rhymes over busy bell patterns and timbales, nu-jazz guitar changes, and the peaks of reggae beats. The result is a syncretic sound infused with history—and guaranteed to secure Díaz as an undisputed leader of Cuba’s hip-hop revolution. Presented in association with Habana | Harlem. http://www.havana-cultura.com/INT/EN/cultura.html#/3044


GIOVANNA DI ROSARIO

Doctoral student at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland where she currently teaches Digital Literature in the Department of Art and Culture Studies. She is also a member of the Hermeneia Research Group. From 2001 to 2005 she was the Assistant Professor to the Chair of General Linguistics at the University of Siena and Lecture of Narratology and from 2005 to 2008 she was the visiting scholar at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. She has also worked at IN3, the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, in Barcelona. Her primary interest is digital poetry. http://elmcip.net/person/giovanna-di-rosario


CLAIRE DONATO & JEFF T. JOHNSON

Curated the Matchbox Museum, among numerous other projects. http://www.newyinzer.com/archive/summer09/matchbox.html


JOHN LEVACK DREVER

John Levack Drever, Senior Lecturer in Composition and Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research . Co-founder and chair of the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community. http://www.gold.ac.uk/music/staff/drever/


LORI EMERSON

Lori Emerson is an assistant professor. She received her BA from the University of Alberta, an MA from the University of Victoria, and an MA and PhD from the poetics program at the University of Buffalo. She writes on and teaches electronic literature (especially digital poetry), experimental American and Canadian poetry from the 20th and 21st century, and media theory. In addition to curating the Archeological Media Lab, Emerson is currently working on two book projects. The first is “The End of the Poem: Digital Textuality and the Poetics of Failure” and the second is “The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality,” co-edited with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson. Finally, she is also an Associate Editor for the Electronic Book Review. http://loriemerson.net/


MARIA ENBERG

Blekinge Institute of Technology,School of Planning and Media Design,Karlskrona,Sweden.


ANGELA FERRIAOLO

An interactive writer and filmmaker experimenting with text, video, and animation for the web, installation, and mobile applications. She is currently working on a new interactive movie titled "The Loop". Her digital story "Map of a Future War" was published in the Fall 2008 issue of the New River Journal. Her plays have been produced at La Mama Galleria and Expanded Arts in New York City and at the Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia, USA. She is also the author of the RPG Aidyn Chronicles and the MMORPG Earth and Beyond. Angela teaches game programming and theories of game design in the Film and Media Department of Hunter College in New York. http://www.angelaferraiolo.com


JEROME FLETCHER

Associate Professor of Performance Writing and the award leader for the MA Performance Writing at University College Falmouth. His research is focused on a three year project into Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity in Practice (ELMCIP). This project brings together seven European universities researching various aspects of e-literature and networked communities. Jerome's particular interest lies in the relationship between digital text and performativity. The outcomes from this research will include a series of seminars, curation of digital text performances at the final conference in Edinburgh, a survey of e-literature performance contexts and editing an issue of Performance Research Journal dedicated to e-literature and performance in contemporary Europe. http://falmouth.academia.edu/JeromeFletcher


PENNY FLORENCE

Penny Florence, Professor and Chair of Humanities and Design Sciences at the Art Center Follege of Design, CA. A filmaker, artist and scholar, she has written or edited six interdisciplinary books traversing visual art and theory, film, poetry, painting and feminism, and contributed to 17 others. http://www.artcenter.edu


LEONARDO FLORES

Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Technologies at Universidad de Puerto Rico / Recinto Universitario de Mayaguëz. http://blogs.uprm.edu/flores


CHRIS FORSTALL

http://dhibwiki.buffalo.edu/index.php/User:Cwf2


CHRISTOPHER T. FUNKHOUSER

Chris Funkhouser is an Associate Professor and Director of the Communication and Media program in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he teaches Digital Poetry, Electronic Literature, Cybertext, and other courses. He has also taught courses at Naropa University (2007) and University of Pennsylvania (2010), where he is also a Senior Editor at PennSound. He is author of the documentary study Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archeology of Forms, 1959-1995, and the chapbooks Electro þerdix (Least Weasel, 2011), LambdaMOO_Sessions (Writer's Forum, 2006), and an e book (CD-ROM), Selections 2.0, published by the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University (Malaysia), where he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in 2006. http://web.njit.edu/~funkhous/


BELEN GACHE

Belen Gache is a Spanish Argentinean writer. She has published the novels Lunas eléctricas para las noches sin luna (2004), Divina anarquía (1999) and Luna India (1994). She has also published a book of essays Escrituras nómades, del libro perdido al hipertexto (Gijón, Trea 2006) with researches on expanded literature and experimental poetry. Since 1996, she has produced a series of net-poetry, video-poetry and sound installations. She has participated in events like Post-Cagean Interactive Sounds, (Machida City Museum, Japan), Hypertext 01 (University of Aarhus, Denmark), FILE (Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil), the Biennale of the End of the World (Ushuaia, Argentina), the Biennale of Porto Alegre (Brazil), Cyberpoem (Barcelona), Cyberlounge (Museo Tamayo, Mexico City), Cosmopoetica (Cordoba, Spain). She is an Art Historian and holds a master degree in Discourse Analysis (University of Buenos Aires). She lives in Madrid. http://belengache.findelmundo.com.ar/


ANNA GIBBS

Anna Gibbs has published across the genres of fiction, poetry, and fictocriticism, as well as critical and theoretical writing in textual, cultural and feminist studies. A member of the editorial boards of Australian Cultural Studies, The UTS Review, Cultural Studies, and Social Semiotics, at various times, Anna has also been a member of the Board of Directors of various arts organisations. She has co-edited two collections of Australian writing, and her current research interests include affect theory, public emotion, embodiment and corporeality, psychoanalysis, and media (including writing for new media). She is working on an ARC-funded research project, 'The Power of the Image', with Virginia Nightingale. Main areas of postgraduate supervision are experimental writing, contemporary fiction and creative non-fiction, fictocriticism, and affect theory.


LOSS PEQUEÑO GLAZIER

Poet Loss Pequeño Glazier, E-Poetry President & Artistic Director, is Director of the Electronic Poetry Center (http://epc.buffalo.edu/), and a professor in the Dept. of Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo. The EPC is an extensive resource for innovative and digital poetry and includes E-Poetry archives, Author resources, and numerous, highly-selective links. His work in digital writing focuses on code and its discontents, whether in natural language/(mis)translation, computer programming, or aesthetic/spatial/[para/por]logical progressions of language poeisis. Author of Digital Poetics : The Making of E-Poetries (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2002), Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (Salt Publishing, 2003). http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier/


SAMANTHA GORMAN

A writer and media artist who composes for the intersection of text, performance, and digital culture. She holds an MFA and BA from Brown University in Literary Arts where she studied poetry and writing for digital media. She currently lives in Providence R.I. and teaches performance studies and digital literature at the Rhode Island School of Design. During the Spring of 2011, she will split her time between Providence and N.Y. as the artist in residence with the PIMA program out of Brooklyn College. Previous residencies include a stay at the McDowell Colony where she and her partner, Danny Cannizzaro, began “Penumba”, a gesture-based narrative for the iPad. http://samanthagorman.net


SHELLEY HAIN

Shelley Hain has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas. Currently Ms. Hain is on the faculty at SUNY at Buffalo in the Theatre and Dance Department instructing classes in Jazz, Contemporary Modern technique and Creative Movement as well as the Health and Physical Education Department at Niagara County Community College. Shelley Hain is also proud to be on faculty for the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School and SHIP program and conducting classes for the American College Dance Festival. Besides her teaching responsibilities, Shelley has shared her dance knowledge with countless elementary and high school students as a teaching artist with the Western New York Institute for the Arts in Education.


IAN HATCHER

An interdisciplinary artist working with text, code, sound, and the physical body. He has been the principal composer and accompanist for the Moving Architects dance company since 2008. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Brown University. http://www.clearblock.net


SANDRA HUBER

A poet and writer currently living in Berlin, Germany. She was the recipient of the 2010 Artists-in-Labs CIG award in Switzerland and curates the quarterly journal of experimental literature, "Dear Sir,". http://WWW.DEARSIR.ORG


ANGELICA J. HUIZAR

Dr. Angelica J. Huizar is Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, and Associate Professor of Spanish and International Studies. She received her doctorate in Spanish with a focus on Latin American literature and a Minor in Gender Studies from the University of California Irvine. She has lived and worked abroad in Brazil, Spain and Mexico.Since 2003 she has served as Director of Latin American Studies, and until recently, as Associate Director of GPIS. She teaches Latin American culture and civilization, Latin American literature, seminars on Latin American poetry and performance, Latin American theater, Latino/a literature, and a graduate seminar on International Cultural Studies.


MARK JEFFERY

(B. 1973 Doveridge, UK) is a Chicago based Performance / Installation Artist, Curator and teacher. Mark received his BA (Hons) in Visual Performance from Dartington College of Arts in UK. He was awarded a Junior Fellowship in Live Art between the University of the West of England and Arnolfini Live. See his bio at http://www.markjefferyartist.org


JHAVE

Polyartist web-poet. Montreal-based yet mildly nomadic. Publisher of hybrid (interactive-image-video-sound) digital poetry online (since 1999) and on USB key (since 2011). Jhave is creating an interactive video documentary on E-Poetry 2011. http://glia.ca/


ANDREW KLOBUCAR

Assistant professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology where he teaches media arts and electronic literature. His work continues to traverse disciplinary borders between humanities and the information sciences, publishing new research on automated assessment technology and data mining in the literary arts. He is working on a book on lexicography, information aesthetics and modern poetics http://humanities.njit.edu/people/klobucar.php


SIEW-WAI KOK

Siew-wai Kok works with video art, sound and voice improvisation. She gained her BA in Media Study at SUNY Buffalo, New York and her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts at Alfred University, USA. Siew-wai has participated in festivals and programs such as EX!T 2010 Taiwan Experimental Media Art Festival 2010 (Taiwan), Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival 2009, Malaysia-Japan Video Art Exchange 2009/2010 (Japan), Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show 2009, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival 2008 (Singapore), International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007 (Netherland), Les Rencontres Internationales 2007 (France), Beyond/In Western New York Biennial 2005 (USA) and more. Siew-wai is the co-founder of alternative artists collective Studio in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (SiCKL), co-director of the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival, and co-director of the Sama-sama Guesthouse Mini Alternative Art Festival. Siew-wai is currently teaching at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia.


CLAUDIA KOZAK

Ph. D. (Doctora en Letras), University of Buenos Aires. Member of the Argentinean National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET); Professor at the Departments of Literature and Communication Studies, University of Buenos Aires; Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, National University of Entre Rios (Parana City, Argentina). Co-Director Ph. D. Program (Social Sciences), National University of Entre Rios. She sits at the Board of Directors, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate "Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones" (http://www.mundusphd-interzones.eu). Member of the Editor Board of Journal Artefacto. Pensamientos sobre la técnica (www.revista-artefacto.com.ar). She studies the relationship between experimental poetry and technology in Latin America. Since 2003 she conducts collective research projects on the Arts/Technology/Society axe. Current collective project: Poéticas/políticas tecnológicas en la Argentina (Gino Germani Institute, UBA) which runs the website Exploratorio Ludión (http://www.ludion.com.ar). Author of: Deslindes. Ensayos sobre la literatura y sus límites en el siglo XX (2006), Contra la pared. Sobre graffitis, pintadas y otras intervenciones urbanas (2004); Las paredes limpias no dicen nada (1991); Rock en letras (1990).


JOAN LA BARBARA

Career as a composer/performer/soundartist explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries, creating works for multiple voices, chamber ensembles, music theater, orchestra and interactive technology, developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques: multiphonics, circular singing, ululation and glottal clicks that have become her "signature sounds", garnering awards in the U.S. and Europe including the 2008 Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for her significant contributions to new American music; the 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, the prestigious DAAD Artist-in-Residency in Berlin and 7 National Endowment for the Arts fellowships: Music Composition, among others. http://www.joanlabarbara.com


PATRICK LEMIEUX

A Ph.D. Student in Art History/Visual Studies at Duke University


STEVEN LEMIEUX

His research is focused on an exploration of how an explicitly posthuman reading/writing functions. http://www.stevenjlemieux.com


JASON LEWIS

Jason Lewis is a digital artist and technology researcher whose work revolves around experiments in visual language, text and typography. His other interests include computation as a creative material, emergent media theory and history, and methodologies for conducting art-led technology research. His creative work has been featured at the Ars Electronica Center, ISEA, and SIGGRAPH, among other venues, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the English Arts Council, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Arts Alliance and Heritage Canada . Lewis was trained in philosophy and computer science at Stanford University and in art & design at the Royal College of Art. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University ( Montreal , Quebec , Canada ) where he founded and directs Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media.


TARA MADSEN

Tara practices safe and effective teaching philosophies that encourage and challenge each student to work towards their own potential in a positive learning environment. Originally from New Jersey, Madsen earned her MFA in Performance and Choreography from Smith College in May of 2006 where she was awarded a teaching fellowship and the Gretchen K Moran Scholarship. She is currently living in Philadelphia and performing professionally with TANIA ISAAC DANCE. She is in her third year with the company and they have performed nationally at venues such as Bates Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Aaron Davis Hall-Harlem Stage, Dance Place in DC and numerous colleges throughout the US. http://www.taramadsendance.com/


MARK MARINO

Mark Marino produces and critiques chatbots and other new media. His work on Borges ties in to his recent collaborations with several Spanish-language critics of new media. "Marginalia" also builds on his recent critique of annotation systems "Ulysses on Web 2.0," forthcoming in James Joyce Quarterly. His writings include: Stravinsky's Muse, Labyrinth, and 12 Easy Lessons To Better Time Travel. He blogs about elit on Writer Response Theory and Critical Code Studies (http://criticalcodestudies.com/). He is also the editor of Bunk Magazine, an online new media humor magazine. He is currently working on an adaptive hypertext novella called "a show of hands" using Literatronica. Marino teaches writing at the University of Southern California. He has recently been exploring techniques for using Web 2.0 technologies in the writing classroom, where he also uses his 22 Short Films about Grammar. Mark has recently been appointed Director of Communication and Secretary for the Electronic Literature Organization. http://markcmarino.com/wordpress/


TAMMY MCGOVERN

A new media artist who makes films, videos, audio, interactive animation and experimental web environments. Her work has been included in several E-Poetry festivals, Video Mundi, Hallwalls, Squeaky Wheel, Visual Studies Workshop and Steel Bar. She is currently the Assistant Director and Education Director at Squeaky Wheel. http://www.squeaky.org/about


TALAN MEMMOTT

Assistant Professor of digital media and culture in the Digital Culture and Communications program at Blekinge Institute of Technology and an internationally known practitioner of electronic literature and digital art with a practice ranging from experimental video to digital performance applications and literary hypermedia. His work is widely available on the Internet, and has been included in electronic anthologies, featured at festivals and conferences, and been the subject of numerous critical texts. His current research interests include digital poetics, practice-based research methods, and digital media pedagogy in the humanities. Memmott holds an MFA in Literary Arts/Electronic Literature from Brown University and is currently completing a PhD in Interaction Design at Malmö University. http://talanmemmott.com


MARIA MENCIA

Artist and Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Kingston University. She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Poetics and Digital Art from the University of the Arts, London. Mencía has been awarded various research grants to collaborate with universities internationally such as the RMIT in Melbourne, Australia (AHRC Small Grants); the University of Sydney, Australia (TIES Grant) and the Media Research Lab, New York University (Promising Researcher Fellowship by Kingston University). Her practice-led research in experimental textual and sound poetics draws from different cultural, artistic and literary traditions such as linguistics, fine art, film, visual, concrete and sound poetry, combining these with digital poetics, electronic writing, and new media art theories and practices. http://www.m.mencia.freeuk.com


NICK MONTFORT

He writes computational and constrained poetry, develops computer games, and is a critic, theorist, and scholar of computational art and media. He is associate professor of digital media in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now serving as president of the Electronic Literature Organization. He earned a Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania. Montfort's digital media writing projects include the interactive fiction system Curveship; the ppg256 series of 256-character poetry generators; the group blog Grand Text Auto; Ream, a 500-page poem written on one day; Mystery House Taken Over, a collaborative "occupation" of a classic game; Implementation, a novel on stickers written with Scott Rettberg; and several works of interactive fiction: Winchester's Nightmare, Ad Verbum, and Book and Volume. http://nickm.com/


BENJAMÍN R. MORENO

Born in Santiago de Querétaro, México, in 1980, is the author of Tu haz de cuenta que me importa (short stories, 2005) and Signos de la Amnesia Voluntaria (novel, 2009). Fellow of the 2010 FONCA Jóvenes Creadores grant for the multiplatform fiction work La Novela Cristera . His digital poetry project concretoons was exhibited at Centro Nacional de las Artes in 2010. http://www.concretoons.net84.net


DEE MORRIS

Professor of English at the University of Iowa, teaching courses in the expanded field of modern and contemporary poetics, including sound art, documentary, and the digital, most recently author of How to Live/What to Do: H.D.'s Cultural Poetics (University of Illinois, 2003); an edited collection of essays, Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Techologies; and a co-edited collection, New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories (MIT, 2006). Her recent essays take up the machine-human interface and poetry in the age of information. With Alan Golding and Lynn Keller, she edits the University of Iowa Press Series on Contemporary North American Poetry.


JUDD MORRISSEY

Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Writing, Art and Technology Studies, and Performance. He is a writer and code artist of works such as "The Precession," "The Jew's Daughter," and "My Name is Captain, Captain." He is a founding member of the Goat Island collective and artists in residence at the Hyde Park Center in Chicago. http://www.judisdaid.com


ALEXANDER MOUTON

http://www.unseenproductions.net/


OTTAR ORMSTAD

Ottar Ormstad is a norwegian artist and produces electronic literature in collaboration with the composers from "Xploding Plastix" and different designers since 2007. His video-poem LYMS (2009; animation: Vibeke Luther) premiered at e-poetry in Barcelona and has been screened in eight countries since then. The multi-language video-poetry piece when (2011; animation: Ina Pillat) premiers at the tenth anniversary of the e-poetry festival. In his works of electronic literature, Ormstad transfers his practice as concrete poet along with modern music and his self-produced b/w (darkroom-) photographs to the realm of the networked programmable space.


JOERG PIRINGER

Instructor at the Schule für Dichtung in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of many works of electronic poetry, often focusing on sound or raw voice, as well as visual elements. He is a member of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and of the Vegetable Orchestra. http://joerg.piringer.net/


MANUEL PORTELA

Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was also Director of the University Theatre (2005-2008). He has translated fiction, poetry, and theatre, including works by Laurence Sterne, William Blake, and Samuel Beckett. He received the National Award for Translation for Tristram Shandy in 1998. With John Havelda & Isabel Patim, he recently edited and translated Pullllllllllllllllllllllllll: Poesia Contemporânea do Canadá (Lisbon: Antígona, 2010). He has published, exhibited, and performed his own visual and digital works. He is a team member of the project PO.EX 70-80: A Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature (http://po-ex.net/), the author of DigLitWeb: Digital Literature Web (http://www.ci.uc.pt/diglit), and co-founder of a new Doctoral Program at the University of Coimbra: Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature http://matlit.wordpress.com


KERRY RING

http://theatredance.buffalo.edu/people/ring/


BENJAMIN ROBERTSON

Earned his PhD from the University at Buffalo in 2007. Before coming to Colorado he taught in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech (2006 – 2008). His scholarly interests include: digital media, music, contemporary American literature and culture, science fiction, and critical theory. His writing has appeared or will appear in Configurations, Hyperrhiz, Science Fiction Studies, and The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror (Ashgate 2001). He is currently working on The Age of the World Playlist, a book on music, networks, and lifestyle management and has served as Managing Editor of elcctronic book review since 2008. http://www.well.com/user/jer/


REINA MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ

Was born in Havana in 1952, less than a decade before the Cuban revolution. While Rodríguez' early poetry shows the influence of colloquialism, she has sought to develop a complex, philosophical voice, creating a space for difference within an ideologically saturated environment. In Cuba, Rodríguez is now recognized not only as a major poet but as an advocate for alternative (non-state) cultural spaces. She used her rooftop home, informally known as la azotea de Reina, as an intellectual salon that has been important in Havana for two decades. Among Rodríguez' publications are La gente de mi barrio (1978); Cuando una mujer no duerme (UNEAC, 1980); Para un cordero blanco (Casa de las Américas, 1984); En la arena de Padua (Ediciones Unión, 1992); Páramos (Ediciones Unión, 1993); La foto del invernadero (Casa de las Américas, 1998); and the anthology Ellas escriben cartas de amor. Reina María Rodríguez has won two Casa de las Américas Prizes (1984, 1998), three National Critics' Awards (1992, 1995, 1999), and two Julián de Casal Prizes (1980, 1983). http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/reina/


WALTER SCHEIRER

http://www.wjscheirer.com/


ERIC SNODGRASS

Works as a teaching assistant in the Digital Culture and Communication program at Blekinge Institute of Technology where he teaches classes on electronic literature, digital culture and critical theory. Snodgrass is currently completing his MA thesis at Lund University focusing on the way in which optical media have acted as prisms for shifting modes of visual expression, interpretation and understanding across a variety of disciplines.


ALAN SONDHEIM

Poet, critic, musician, video-maker, and theorist of cyberspace. His work The Internet Text is a continuous philosophical and artistic meditation on cyberspace, posted online since 1995. His crtical work includes Being Online: Net Subjectivity and his most recent work of poetry is Deep Language. http://alansondheim.org


STEPHANIE STRICKLAND

An American poet, and was 2002 McEver Chair in Writing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.She grew up in Chicago. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in 1963, from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in 1978, and from Pratt Institute with an MS in 1984.She won the 1993 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Her hypertext poem True North won the Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award.She is on the Board of the Electronic Literature Organization. http://www.bookslut.com/features/2008_10_013547.php


CLAIRE TAYLOR

Dr Taylor’s research interests lie in the broad field of Latin American women’s writing, and cinema. She has researched and published on women writers from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. With regard to Colombian writers specifically, she has published on the works of Albalucía Ángel and Helena Araújo, and has given papers on these writers at national conferences. Regarding issues of gender she is particularly interested in aspects such as subjectivity, the status of the body, and the location of agency. http://www.liv.ac.uk/soclas/research/researchgroups/LeverhulmeTrust/taylor.htm


EUGENIO TISSELLI

Eugenio Tisselli, poet and programmer, was born in Mexico City in 1972. He now lives in Barcelona, and is a PhD candidate at the Zurich node of the Planetary Collegium. He publishes his web-based text works in his website, http://motorhueso.net. During E-Poetry 2011 he will create an online book of poems on the fly, using verses provided by his fellow attendees.


PATRICIA TOMASZEK

Researches digital literature at the Cultural Studies Research Centre “Media Upheavals”. She is analyzing ongoing changes in literary communication and aesthetics in programmable and networked media. In this Skype performance from Germany, Tomaszek presents “about nothing, places, memories, and thoughts”, a cut and randomly mixed poem-dialog with the writings of Robert Creeley (1926-2005), and a (short) hypertext-reading: “Planting trees out of the grief. In Memoriam Robert Creeley”. http://elmcip.net/person/patricia-tomaszek


METTE-MARIE ZACHER SØRENSEN

is a Danish PhD scholar, working theoretically with digital poetry and aesthetic analysis. She has analyzed works by mez, Philippe Bootz, David Jhave Johnston among others and investigates and criticizes concepts of intermediality, materiality, body and posthumanism. http://www.gold.ac.uk/music/staff/l-upton/


SCOTT WEINTRAUB

Scott Weintraub obtained his AB in Spanish from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from Emory University. He currently teaches language, literature, and culture courses in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia, where his research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century Spanish and Latin American literature. http://seweint.myweb.uga.edu/