John McDaid

Portsmouth , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
United States
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John McDaid, author of Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, is a media ecologist from Brooklyn. He lives in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with his wife, Karen Marlow, and their cat, Prid E. Vicious. Born the year NASA was created, he grew up reading science fiction: Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton were his other parents. He attended Syracuse University, the New School for Social Research, and New York University, where he is currently working on his doctoral dissertation on the ecology of hypermedia. He coordinated the computer writing program at NYU's Expository Writing Program, and has taught writing at NYU and at the New York Institute of Technology, and has lectured and written hypertext and fiction.

With Michael Joyce, Nancy Kaplan, and Stuart Moulthrop, he is a co-founder of the TINAC collective, a group of writers and theorists of hypertext. His current projects include a millenialist SF novel and a parnoid hypertext fiction about air disasters, called The Planes. He is currently employed as a computer specialist for a large management consulting firm.

(Source: Bio from From Eastgate Systems, Inc.)

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Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse Published on disc, CD, or DVD 1992


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