Brian Kim Stefans

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Los Angeles
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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:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
Animation/Kineticism Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press
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
Privileging Language: The Text in Electronic Writing 2005
What is Electronic Writing? Other 2006
Exchange on Curriculars (2003) Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
Toward a Poetics for Circulars Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
Language as Gameplay: From the Oulipo to the Jew's Daughter Conference paper or presentation Kelly Writers House 2008
William Poundstone and the Aesthetics of Digital Literature Conference paper or presentation 2010
Third Hand Plays: Putting it All Together, the" Comedy of Separation" Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: "Repeat After Me" by joerg piringer Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “Bodies of Water” by David Clark Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: “automatype” by Daniel C. Howe Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Third Hand Plays: An Introduction to Electronic Literature 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 Automation Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
Saul Bass Title Sequences (selections) Weblog 2011
Third Hand Plays: “Out of Touch” by Christine Wilks Weblog SFMOMA: Open Space 2011
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

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