- Digital media: digital literature, media theory, archives, media archaeology, history of computing, typewriting
- Twentieth- and twenty-first century North American literature: the avant-garde, modernism, post-1945 experimental writing, science and literature
MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY LAB, founder and director 2009 – present
- Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2014)
- Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Co-editors: Lori Emerson, Marie-Laure Ryan, Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 2014)
- Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell. Ed. with Derek Beaulieu. Wilfred Laurier Press, 2013. Introduction, “Media Studies and Writing Surfaces,” is available here.
- The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader. Ed. with Darren Wershler. Coach House Books, 2007.
RECENT INTERVIEWS & SELECT PUBLICATIONS
- “The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art.” The Atlantic, January 2014. Reblogged on Boing Boing, January 2014.
- “La arqueología mediática: entrevista a Lori Emerson.” Infotecarios blog, Interviewed by Natalie Baur. 20 November 2013.
- “Open the Pod Bay Doors, MAL: The Rumpus Interview with Lori Emerson” The Rumpus, Interviewed by Amy Letter. September 2013.
- “Why archive dead media?” Jacket Magazine 2, Interviewed by Kristen Gallagher. 21 February 2013.
- “Archives, Materiality, and the ‘Agency of the Machine’: An Interview with Wolfgang Ernst.” The Signal: Digital Preservation. Library of Congress. 8 February 2013.
- “Glitch.” Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Eds. Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, Benjamin Robertson. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, forthcoming 2014.
- ‘The whole world is faking it’: Computer-Generated Poetry as Linguistic Evidence.” Rev. of discourse.cpp, by O.S. le Si, ed. Aurélie Herbelot. Computational Linguistics 38:4 (December 2012).
- with Dene Grigar and Kathi Inman Berens. “Curating the MLA 2012 ‘Electronic Literature’ Exhibit.” Rhizomes 24 (August 2012).
- “The Book: Modern, Post-Modern, and Post-Book.” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th Edition. Eds. Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2012.
- “Conceptual Poetry.” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th Edition. Eds. Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2012.
- “Making as Meaning: Steve McCaffery’s Dirty Concrete as Digital D.I.Y. ” Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, Special Issue: Steve McCaffery. 14:7 (Fall 2011).
- “Materiality, Intentionality, and the Computer-Generated Poem: A Reading of Walter Benn Michaels With Erin Mouré’s Pillage Laud.” English Studies in Canada 34:4 (December 2008, published Spring 2010): 45-69.
- “A Hyperspace Poetics, or, Words in Space: Digital Poetry Through Ezra Pound’s Vorticism.” Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology. Special Issue: Mathematics and the Imagination. 17:1-2 (Spring 2009, published Spring 2010): 161-192.
- “My Digital Dickinson.” The Emily Dickinson Journal. Special Issue: Contemporary Poetics. 17:2 (Fall 2008): 55-76.
RECENT INVITED TALKS
- “There Is No Internet.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland. April 2014
- “Archives, Memory, Resistance: The Media Archaeology Lab.” HumLab, Umeå University. Umeå, Sweden. February 2014
- “Writing on the Internet When it was ‘Internet.’” Department of English, Concordia University, Montreal. January 2014
- “From Apple BASIC to Hypercard: Translating Translating bpNichol in the Media Archaeology Lab.” Brakhage Center for the Media Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder. December 2013.
- “The Media Archaeology Lab as Configurable, Conceptual Object.” Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University. November 2013
- “The Media Archaeology Lab as Thinkertoy.” Media Archaeology Institute. Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. October 2013.
- “Reading the Machine, Writing the Archive: Media Archaeology Case Studies.” Department of English, University of Alberta. September 2013.
- “Born Digital: Conservation in the Computer Age.” New Museum, NYC. September 2013.
- “Media Archaeology as Digital Humanities.” DH + CU Symposium, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. August 2013.
- “Floppy Disks, Artist Books, and the Trouble with Origins: Paul Zelevansky’s THE BURIAL OF ANCESTORS.” Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. April 2013.
- “From Open, Extensible, Flexible to ‘Insanely Great’, or, What it Could Have Been Like to Use Your Computer.” Counterpath Gallery. Denver, CO. February 2013.
- “A Typewriter is a Poem. A Poem is Not a Typewriter.” Concrete Poetry Symposium. Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. February 2012.
- “Digital Media Archaeology.” Electronic Textual Cultures Lab. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C. January 2012.
RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS
- “Writing (through) Media Archaeology.” &Now Festival. Boulder, CO. September 2013.
- “The Apple Macintosh: From the Philosophy of the Open to Ideology of the User Friendly.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA. January 2013.
- “The User-Friendly, from the Xerox Alto to the Apple Macintosh.” Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Manchester, UK. October 2012.
- “The Googlization of Poetry.” Faculty Colloquia on Works in Progress. Department of English. University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder, CO. February 2012.
- “Reading Writing Interfaces: Judd Morrissey and Jason Nelson.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Seattle, WA. January 2012. (panel organizer)
- “Learning Through Tinkering: The Archeological Media Lab.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Seattle, WA. January 2012.