Mark C. Marino

Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
United States
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Mark C. Marino is a writer and scholar of digital literature living in Los Angeles. He is the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization ( His works include “Living Will,” “a show of hands,” and “Marginalia in the Library of Babel.” He was one of ten co-authors of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 ( and is a collaborator with Jessica Pressman and Jeremy Douglass on the forthcoming Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone's Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}. He is currently working with his two childrenon a series of interactive children's stories entitled Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House. He is an Associate Professor (Teaching) at the University of Southern California where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab ( His complete portfolio is here:

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Benchmark Fiction: A Framework for Comparative New Media Studes Article on the author's website
On Twelve Easy Lessons to Better Time Travel Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press
Beyond Collaborative Horizons Conference panel or roundtable
Session 5.2 Experiments in #Netprov & Participatory Narratives Conference panel or roundtable
I, Chatbot: The Gender and Race Performativity of Conversational Agents Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2006
Critical Code Studies Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2006
International Electronic LIterature Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Wiki Notes on International Electronic Literature from the 2007 ELO Symposium Panel on International Electronic LIterature Notes and Drafts 2007
Examining The Information Systems Of The Electronic Literature Collection Conference panel or roundtable 2008
Original Chat: Exploring the Origins of the Turing Test Conference paper or presentation 2008
Electronic Literature as an Information System Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Responses to "On Reading 300 Works of Electronic Literature: Preliminary Reflections" Weblog On the Human 2009
Intersecting Approaches to Electronic Literature: Close-Reading Code, Content, and Cartographies in “William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]” Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Geo-locative narratives and e-lit: A Literary Positioning Conference panel or roundtable 2010
A Response to the Report on Publishing E-Lit in Europe Conference paper or presentation 2011
Netprov - Networked Improv Literature Article in an online journal Writer Response Theory 2011
Andrews' Open Canvas: A Critical Code Studies Reading of Aleph Null Conference paper or presentation 2012
The Love of the Social Writerly Game (Interview with Mark Marino and Rob Wittig) Interview 2012
Vectors, Scalar, and Magic: Emerging Platforms for E-lit Scholarship Forum 2012
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2012

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DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza Gallery Irvine 12.12.2009 Exhibition

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Elit 4 Kids Porto Portugal July 18, 2018
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