Nick Montfort

New York , NY
United States
New York US
United States
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Nick Montfort in front of a Commodore 64 running one of his programs.
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Nick Montfort's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist (with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul), Sea and Spar Between (with Stephanie Strickland), the translation project Renderings, and the group blog Grand Text Auto, along with his several works of interactive fiction and digital poetry. His collaborations also include the sticker novel Implementation (with Scott Rettberg) and 2002: A Palindrome Story (with William Gillespie). With Ian Bogost, he helped to develop the platform studies approach and edits the corresponding series from MIT Press. He is also editor of the Using Electricity series of computer-generated books from Counterpath. He develops digital artwork for gallery settings and performs livecoding to produce visualizations for musicians. His MIT Press books, collaborative and individual, are The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, and Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities, and The Future. He is professor of digital media at MIT and lives in New York and Boston.

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
A Platform Poetics: Computational Art, Material and Formal Specificities, and 101 BASIC Poems Article in an online journal The Digital Review 2021
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2020
A Web Reply to the Post-Web Generation Weblog 2019
Infinite Verse Conference paper or presentation 2019
Podcast: Nick Montfort, “Poet/Programmers, Artist/Programmers, and Scholar/Programmers: What and Who Are They?” Other 2019
ReRites - Raw Output / Responses (paperback) Anthology of creative work or online gallery, Book (collection) Anteism Books 2019
Literature after the Technological Singularity Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Renderings: Translating literary works in the digital age Article in a print journal Oxford University Press (UK) 2017
Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2016
Renderings: An E-Lit Translation Project Conference panel or roundtable 2015
The Trope Tank. The Idea of a lab in Humanities. Nick Montfort in Conversation with Piotr Marecki Interview Jagiellonian University Press 2015
Computational Editions, Ports, and Remakes of "First Screening" and "Karateka" Conference paper or presentation 2014
New Novel Machines: Nanowatt and World Clock Conference paper or presentation 2014
Aura in the Age of Computational Production Article in a print journal 2013
cut to fit the tool-spun course Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2012
Carrying across Language and Code Conference paper or presentation, Report or White Paper Trope Tank 2012
Commenting Creative Code Conference paper or presentation 2012
Computing Language and Poetry Conference paper or presentation 2012
Could I Hear That on YouCode? Other In Media Res 2012

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Events arranged:

Event City Datesort descending Event type Link to edit content
The Boston T1 Party at the Boston Public Library Boston 25.04.2001 Reading
A Night at the Cybertexts Providence 27.04.2001 Reading
MACHINE reading series Philadelphia 14.02.2004 Event Series
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Festival
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Reading
Author Function Cambridge 25.01.2018 Exhibition
Taper #1 Cambridge 22.05.2018 Exhibition

Curator of:

Titlesort descending City Country Date
Author Function Cambridge United States January 25, 2018 to March 21, 2018
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology Irvine United States October 9, 2007 to December 15, 2007
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum Champaign United States April 14, 2009 to July 26, 2009
Taper #1 Cambridge United States May 22, 2018


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