Nick Montfort

Person
Residency: 
Cambridge , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Nationality: 
United States
US
Born: 
1972
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Nick Montfort in front of a Commodore 64 running one of his programs.
Short biography: 

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:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
Riddle Machines: the History and Nature of Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book
Shuffle Literature and the Hand of Fate
Spars of Language Lost at Sea Conference paper or presentation
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
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2003
Grand Text Auto Weblog 2003
The Coding and Execution of the Author Article in a print journal, Article on the author's website Cybertext Yearbook 2003
Face It, Tiger, You Just Hit the Jackpot: Reading and Playing Cadre’s Varicella Conference paper or presentation 2003
Continuous Paper: Print Interfaces and Early Computer Writing Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Continuous Paper Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Acid-Free Bits: Recommendations for Long-Lasting Electronic Literature Other Electronic Literature Organization 2004
Interactive Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Interactive Fiction Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Born-Again Bits: A Framework for Migrating Electronic Literature Other Electronic Literature Organization 2005
A Box, Darkly: Obfuscation, Weird Languages, and Code Aesthetics Alexanderson, Diddle 2005
Process-Intensive Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Generating Narrative Variation in Interactive Fiction Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2007
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

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Events arranged:

Event City Date Event type Link to edit content
A Night at the Cybertexts Providence 27.04.2001 Reading
Author Function Cambridge 25.01.2018 Exhibition
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Festival
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Reading
MACHINE reading series Philadelphia 14.02.2004 Event Series
Taper #1 Cambridge 22.05.2018 Exhibition

Curator of:

Title 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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Nick Montfort
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Elisabeth Nesheim