About the Curators

Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar is an Associate Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver who works in the area of electronic literature, emergent technology and cognition, and ephemera. She is the author of net art works, like "Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts" and "The Jungfrau Tapes: A Conversation with Diana Slattery about The Glide Project," both of which have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, and multimedia performances and installations, like When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson), a piece that experiments with motion tracking technology to produce networked multimedia narratives. Her most recent project is the "Fort Vancouver Mobile," a project funded by a 2011 NEH Start Up Grant that brings together a core team of 18 scholars, digital storytellers, historians, and archaeologists to create location-aware nonfiction content for mobile phones to be used at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. She is also Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews and Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Personal Website: http://www.nouspace.net/dene
Program Website: http://dtc-wsuv.org/cmdc
Contact: dgrigar@mac.com

Lori Emerson

Lori Emerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She writes on and teaches electronic literature (especially digital poetry), experimental American and Canadian poetry from the 20th and 21st century, media theory, and history of computing. In addition to curating The Archeological Media Lab, Emerson is currently working on two book projects. The first is Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Bookbound to the Digital, and the second is The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality, co-edited with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson. She is also co-editor, with Darren Wershler, of The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books 2007).

Website: http://loriemerson.net/
Contact: lori.emerson@gmail.com

Kathi Inman Berens

Kathi Inman Berens teaches social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication, where her classes meet 60% online, 40% face-to-face. As Clinical Associate Professor at USC's Dornsife College Writing Program, she co-founded an online student journal, SCribe, created and directed the Undergraduate Writers' Conference, and worked on experiential learning environments. She was the first non-tenure track faculty appointed to USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching, where she is now a Distinguished Fellow. Last summer she undertook a post-doc at the Mobile Technology Research Initiative at Washington State University's Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. She is working on a project about mobility and touch interface in electronic literature.

Website: http://kathiiberens.com
kathiberens [at] gmail [dot] com