Nick Montfort

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Cambridge , MA
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Massachusetts US
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United States
US
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Born: 
1972
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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.

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Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2012
A Box, Darkly: Obfuscation, Weird Languages, and Code Aesthetics Alexanderson, Diddle 2005
Acid-Free Bits: Recommendations for Long-Lasting Electronic Literature Other Electronic Literature Organization 2004
Beyond Literary? Forum 2010
Born-Again Bits: A Framework for Migrating Electronic Literature Other Electronic Literature Organization 2005
Carrying across Language and Code Conference paper or presentation, Report or White Paper Trope Tank 2012
Collaborations in E-lit Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal American Book Review 2011
Commenting Creative Code Conference paper or presentation 2012
Computational Editions, Ports, and Remakes of "First Screening" and "Karateka" Conference paper or presentation 2014
Computing Language and Poetry Conference paper or presentation 2012
Continuous Paper Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Continuous Paper: Print Interfaces and Early Computer Writing Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Could I Hear That on YouCode? Other In Media Res 2012
Creating: Adventure in Style and The Marble Index in Curveship Conference paper or presentation
Creative Material Computing in a Laboratory Context Report or White Paper Trope Tank 2012
Curveship: An Interactive Fiction System for Interactive Narrating Conference paper or presentation Computational Linguistics 2009
Curveship: An Interactive Fiction System for Narrative Variation Article or chapter in a book University of Nebraska Press 2011
cut to fit the tool-spun course Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
Cybertext Killed the Hypertext Star Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2000
DAC 2000: A Choose-Your-Own-Trip-Report! Event review or trip report 2000
Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2016
Face It, Tiger, You Just Hit the Jackpot: Reading and Playing Cadre’s Varicella Conference paper or presentation 2003
Generating Narrative Variation in Interactive Fiction Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2007
Grand Text Auto Weblog 2003
Interactive Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Interactive Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2012
Interactive Fiction Communities: From Preservation through Promotion and Beyond Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2012
Lessons Learned from Designing Children’s Interactive Narratives Conference paper or presentation 2010
Line of Inquiry: Many Authors Explore Creative Computing Through a Short Program Invited lecture 2011
Literature after the Technological Singularity Conference panel or roundtable 2018
New Novel Machines: Nanowatt and World Clock Conference paper or presentation 2014
Platform Studies: Frequently Questioned Answers Conference paper or presentation 2009
Process-Intensive Fiction Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Process-Intensive Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Programming for Fun, Together Article or chapter in a book, Conference paper or presentation 2012
Provocation by Program: Imagining a Next-Revolution Eliza Conference paper or presentation 2008
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2009
Renderings: An E-Lit Translation Project Conference panel or roundtable 2015
Renderings: Translating literary works in the digital age Article in a print journal Oxford University Press (UK) 2017
Riddle Machines: the History and Nature of Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book
Spars of Language Lost at Sea Conference paper or presentation
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
The Coding and Execution of the Author Article in a print journal, Article on the author's website Cybertext Yearbook 2003
The ELO and Two E-Lit Exhibits Conference paper or presentation 2012
The International Interactive Fiction Community Conference paper or presentation 2010
The ppg256 Series of Minimal Poetry Generators Conference paper or presentation e-Scholarship: University of California 2009
The Trivial Program "yes" Report or White Paper Trope Tank 2012
The Trope Tank. The Idea of a lab in Humanities. Nick Montfort in Conversation with Piotr Marecki Interview Jagiellonian University Press 2015
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2003
Who Grabbed My Gorge Weblog 2011
XS, S, M, L Creative Text Generators of Different Scales Report or White Paper 2012
XS, S, M, L: Creative Text Generators of Different Scales Report or White Paper Trope Tank 2012

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Events arranged:

Event City Datesort descending Event type Edit link
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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