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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10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2012
A Response to the Report on Publishing E-Lit in Europe Conference paper or presentation 2011
A Site for Collaborative Reading of E-Lit Conference paper or presentation 2013
A Workbench for Analyzing Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2015
Andrews' Open Canvas: A Critical Code Studies Reading of Aleph Null Conference paper or presentation 2012
Benchmark Fiction: A Framework for Comparative New Media Studes Article on the author's website
Beyond Collaborative Horizons Conference panel or roundtable
Close Reading Electronic Literature: A Case Study of William Poundstone’s “Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]“ University of Iowa Press 2013
Code Article or chapter in a book 2014
Code Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Code as Ritualized Poetry: The Tactics of the Transborder Immigrant Tool Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
Collaborative Reading Praxis Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2020
Congress of Fakery Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Critical Code Studies Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2020
Critical Code Studies Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2006
Electronic Literature as an Information System Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Examining The Information Systems Of The Electronic Literature Collection Conference panel or roundtable 2008
Exchanges and Cross-Fertilizations Mapping the Field: Four Perspectives on Aleph Null Conference paper or presentation 2012
Geo-locative narratives and e-lit: A Literary Positioning Conference panel or roundtable 2010
I, Chatbot: The Gender and Race Performativity of Conversational Agents Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2006

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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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