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  1. Jesper Juul

    Juul has been working with the development of video game theory since the late 1990's. His primary occupation is as an academic, but he has also developed video games. He is a visiting arts professor at the New York University Game Center and previously worked at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Lab at MIT and at the IT University of Copenhagen. His book "Half-Real" discusses video game theory and was published by MIT press in 2005. His recent publication "A Casual Revolution" (MIT P, 2009) examines how puzzle games, music games, and the Nintendo Wii are bringing video games to a new audience.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 14.09.2010 - 13:30

  2. Friedrich W. Block

    Friedrich W. Block is the Director of the Brückner-Kühner-Foundation and the Kunsttempel Gallery in Kassel, Germany. He is the curator of numerous exhibitions, literary and academic events, and he has also worked as an artist. Since 1992 he has been responsable for the 'p0es1s' project on digital poetry and since 2000 for the 'Kasseler Komik-Kolloquium'. His research concentrates on contemporary literature, language art, media poetics and humor. Block is co-editor of the 'Kulturen des Komischen' series. Among others he wrote IO. poesis digitalis. 

    Patricia Tomaszek - 14.09.2010 - 13:59

  3. Anna Katharina Schaffner

    Before taking up a post in Comparative Literature at Kent in 2007, Schaffner studied General and Comparative Literature and English and American Studies in Berlin. She completed both her MSc and her PhD on avant-garde literature at the University of Edinburgh. During and after her PhD studies, she worked first as research assistant and then as Post-Doctoral Researcher in an AHRC-funded project on the European Avant-Garde in art, literature and film. 

    Anna Katharina Schaffner has published a monograph on language dissection in avant-garde, concrete and digital poetry, as well as a range of articles on Dada, post-war concrete and contemporary digital experimental poetry.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 14.09.2010 - 14:34

  4. John Cayley

    John Cayley practices digital language arts, and has been a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer. Links to his writing in networked and programmable media are at Recent and ongoing projects include imposition, riverIsland, what we will, and The Readers Project ( His last printed book of poems, adaptations and translations was Ink Bamboo (Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 ( He has taught or been associated with a number of universities in the United Kingdom, including the Performance Writing degree at Dartington College of Arts and the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, where he was an Honorary Research Associate.

    Eric Dean Rasmussen - 14.09.2010 - 17:05

  5. Andrzej Pajak

    Andrzej Paj?k (1974), journalist and editor connected with publishing companies of the computer press since 1996. In years 2004-2006 he was the editor-in-chief of monthly magazine Enter. At present he is working in the computer magazine CHIP. He contributes to the portal devoted to connections of literature and digital media. His main research interests are the digital humanities, e-literature, exploiting the possibilities of the hypertext for studying literature, and hypertext as new cartography of the knowledge.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 14.09.2010 - 17:44

  6. Mariusz Pisarski

    Founder and editor of Techsty - the only journal in Poland devoted exclusively to electronic literature (since 2002). Consultant and producer of several Polish e-lit works, translator of hypertext fictions by Judy Malloy, Stuart Moulthrop and Mark Amerika. Promotes electronic literature in popular press, literary circles and on the academic field. His PhD on hypertext (final stages) is an effort to bound the roots of contemporary poetics with medium specific qualities of network environments. In other words: "Roman Jakobson meets Espen Aarseth". The task in question is still much needed, after over simplifications of the nineties hypertext debate.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 14.09.2010 - 17:59

  7. Brian Kim Stefans

    B.A., Literature, Bard College, 1992; M.F.A., Electronic Literature, Brown University, 2006.

    Assistant Professor at the Department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include creating a "bridge" between the concepts and traditions of various 20th-century avant-gardes -- Language writing, the Oulipo, concrete poetry, conceptual art, Situationism, metafiction, etc. -- and various genres of digital literature, including animated poems, interactive texts, algorithmically-generated and manipulated texts, "nomadic" writing, hacktivism and experimental blogs. Presently working on a series of wall projections called "Scriptors" which will appear as gallery and environmental installations in the coming years. 

    Patricia Tomaszek - 16.09.2010 - 16:47

  8. Talan Memmott

    Talan Memmott is a hypermedia writer/artist, his hypermedia work is generally Web-based and freely accessible on the Internet. Memmott has taught digital art, electronic writing, and new media studies in the Digital Culture and Communication Program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University Monterey Bay; the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a researcher at University of Bergen. Memmott holds an MFA in Literary Arts/Electronic Writing from Brown University and a PhD in Interaction Design from Malmö University. Memmott was a co-editor for the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 (ELO), and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 16.09.2010 - 17:06

  9. Johannes Heldén

    Born 1978, lives and works in Stockholm. He holds a MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden and has published works in various media.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 16.09.2010 - 17:20

  10. Peter Gendolla

    Born 1950, studied Art History, Philosophy and Literary Studies in Hannover and Marburg, he gained his Ph.D. in 1979 and habilitated in 1987. Since 1996 he is Professor of Literature, Art, New Media and Technologies at the University of Siegen. He was Speaker of the "Forschungskolleg Medienumbrüche" from 2005-2010. Among other research interests, he investigates in electronic literature.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 17.09.2010 - 17:03