Jay David Bolter

Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
United States
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Jay David Bolter is Wesley Chair of New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-Director of the Augmented Environments Lab (AEL) there. He is the author of Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984); Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing, (1991; second edition 2001); Remediation (1999), with Richard Grusin; and Windows and Mirrors (2003), with Diane Gromala.

In addition to writing about new media, Bolter collaborates in the construction of new digital media forms. With Michael Joyce, he created Storyspace, one of the early hypertext authoring system. Now, with the AEL collaborators at Georgia Tech including Profs Blair MacIntyre and Maria Engberg, Bolter helps to create on applications for entertainment, education, and cultural heritage. The platform for these applications is the AEL's Argon browser for smart phones and tablets.


Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Digital Plenitude and Popular Modernism Keynote address 2016
Augmented Reality Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Media studies, mobile augmented reality, and interaction design Article in a print journal ACM interactions 2013
Catharsis and Flow: Two Modes in Our Media Culture Invited lecture 2011
Digital Culture and the End of the University Conference paper or presentation 2011
Digital Literature and the Modernist Problem Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2011
Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing Book (monograph) Routledge 2011
Digital Literature and the Modernist Problem Conference paper or presentation 2010
Digital Media and Art: Always Already Complicit? Review Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 2007
Windows and Mirrors Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2003
Remediation: Understanding New Media Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2001
Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print Book (monograph) Routledge 2001
Cultural Narrative in Augmented Reality Conference paper or presentation 2000
Remediation Article in a print journal Configurations 1996
Literature in the electronic writing space Article or chapter in a book University of Pittsburgh Press 1992
Architectures for Volatile Hypertext Conference paper or presentation 1991
Topographic Writing: Hypertext and the Electronic Writing Space Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 1991
Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing Book (monograph) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1991
Hypertext and Creative Writing Conference paper or presentation 1987
STORYSPACE: a Tool for Interaction, Report to the Markle Foundation Regarding G85105, Conference paper or presentation, Other 1986

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