John Barber and Greg Philbrook

Sound Spheres: Hyper Sound-based Narratives

John F. Barber, Ph.D., teaches in The Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. His research and practice combines media art, Digital Humanities, and sound. He developed and maintains Radio Nouspace (, a curated listening gallery/virtual museum for sound featuring historical and experimental radio+audio drama, radio+sound art, and sound poetry. His radio+sound art work has been broadcast internationally, and featured in juried exhibitions in America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and United Arab Emirates.

Greg Philbrook is the technical and instructional technician for The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program (CMDC) at Washington State University Vancouver. He manages the program's computer labs and web server, heads student workshops, and collaborates with faculty on numerous projects. As a developer, he built both the preservation catalog for the Electronic Literature Lab and the program's inventory system, worked with Dene Grigar (CMDC Program Director) on the interactive story Curlew. He has also provided technical support at exhibits curated by Grigar at the Library of Congress, Electronic Literature Organization conferences, and Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, B.C.

Mark Bernstein

Those Trojan Girls

Mark Bernstein is chief scientist at Eastgate Systems, Inc., where he designs hypertext tools for writers and researchers.His papers for the ACM Conference on Hypertext include “Patterns Of Hypertext” (1998), “Card Shark And Thespis” (2001), “On Hypertext Narrative” (2009) and “Criticism” (2010). He is the designer of Tinderbox, a hypertextual tools for visualizing and analyzing notes, and author of The Tinderbox Way.

Mez Breeze

A Place Called Ormalcy & V[R]ignettes: A VR Microstories Series

In 1994, Mez first started using the World Wide Web to create and she hasn’t slowed since. In July 2019, she was awarded the 2019 Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award: her award-winning works reside in Collections as diverse as The World Bank, Cornell’s Rose Goldsen Archive and the National Library of Australia. Mez currently serves as an Advisor to the Mixed Augmented Reality Art Research Organisation, an Editorial Board Member of the Digital Journal Thresholds, a co-founder of the XR Artists Collective, and is a Senior Research Affiliate of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab.

Serge Bouchardon


Serge Bouchardon is Professor at the University of Technology of Compiegne (France), where he teaches interactive writing. His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature. As an author, he is interested in the way the gestures specific to the Digital contribute to the construction of meaning. His creations have been exhibited in many venues in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East. They have been selected in various online reviews. The creation Loss of Grasp ( won the New Media Writing Prize 2011.

Creation: http://www.

The co-authors are engineering students at the Compiegne University of Technology: Marion Coisnard, Martin DeLabre, Maxime Garnier, Huichuan Li, Marie Margerand, Marion Schildknecht, Alexander Truong, Nicolas Vigne, Yihui Yang.

Judy Malloy

The Yellow Bowl II

A poet at the conjunction of hypernarrative, generative literature, and magic realism, Judy Malloy followed a vision that began in the 1970’s with experimental artist books, and in 1986, she wrote/programmed the groundbreaking hyperfiction Uncle Roger. Subsequently she created a series of hypernarratives -- from its name was Penelope, called one of the classics of electronic literature by Robert Coover; to Arriving Simultaneously, shortlisted for the 2018 Coover prize. In addition to early work as a database programmer at Ball Aerospace, she has been an artist-in-residence/consultant at Xerox PARC, core Arts Wire staff, and a Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University.

John McDaid

We Knew The Glass Man

John G. McDaid (@jmcdaid) is an award-winning science fiction writer, singer-songwriter, and freelance journalist from Portsmouth, RI, USA. His 1993 hypermedia novel, Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse, was included in a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded digital conservation project, and was one of the subjects of the 2017 book, Traversals, from The MIT Press. An MFA candidate in fiction at Salve Regina University, he is currently working on a WWII alternate history novel and an album of original music. Songs and fiction available at

Mark Amerika


Mark Amerika has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ZKM, the Biennale de Montréal, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. A Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Amerika is the Founding Director of the new Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance in the College of Media, Communication and Information.