Brian Kim Stefans

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B.A., Literature, Bard College, 1992; M.F.A., Electronic Literature, Brown University, 2006.

Assistant Professor at the Department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include creating a "bridge" between the concepts and traditions of various 20th-century avant-gardes -- Language writing, the Oulipo, concrete poetry, conceptual art, Situationism, metafiction, etc. -- and various genres of digital literature, including animated poems, interactive texts, algorithmically-generated and manipulated texts, "nomadic" writing, hacktivism and experimental blogs. Presently working on a series of wall projections called "Scriptors" which will appear as gallery and environmental installations in the coming years. 

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
Animation/Kineticism Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press
Comedies of Separation: Toward a Theory of the Ludic Book Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal Journal of Electronic Publishing 2011
Exchange on Curriculars (2003) Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics Book (monograph) Atelos 2003
From Byte to Inscription: An Interview with John Cayley by Brian Kim Stefans Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2003
Immanence, Inc.: Algorithm, Flow, and the Displacement of the Real Article or chapter in a book Bloomsbury Academic 2018
Interview with Brian Kim Stefans Interview 2012
Language as Gameplay: From the Oulipo to the Jew's Daughter Conference paper or presentation Kelly Writers House 2008
Language as Gameplay: toward a vocabulary for describing works of electronic literature Article in an online journal ebr Electronic Book Review 2012
Privileging Language: The Text in Electronic Writing 2005
Saul Bass Title Sequences (selections) Weblog 2011
Third Hand Plays Series, Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: "Repeat After Me" by joerg piringer Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: "Scrape Scraperteeth" by Jason Nelson Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: An Introduction to Electronic Literature Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: Putting it All Together, the" Comedy of Separation" Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Association Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Automation Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Duplication Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Dysfunction Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Encryption Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Exhaustion Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Recursion Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Reduction Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Simulation Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Subjection Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “automatype” by Daniel C. Howe Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “Bodies of Water” by David Clark Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “Out of Touch” by Christine Wilks Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “Struts” by J. R. Carpenter Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Toward a Poetics for Circulars Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
What is Electronic Writing? Other 2006
William Poundstone and the Aesthetics of Digital Literature Conference paper or presentation 2010

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