Contributor Bios

Sandy Baldwin
John Cayley
William Gillespie
Aya Karpinska

David Knoebel
Rita Raley
Dan Waber
Ted Warnell

Sandy Baldwin is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University. Under his leadership, the CLC develops projects such as The Phenomenology of the Virtual, an ongoing collaboration with the artist/theorist Alan Sondheim on experience and performance in virtual environments and The Plain_Text Project, facilitating discussion and debate on the agency and programming of writing technologies. He has a forthcoming book on nanotechnology and cultural theory, annother forthcoming book co-written with Alan Sondheim on the analog and the digital, and another book in progress on codework and poetics. Baldwin was a member of several groups pioneering chat room poetry and performance in the early 1990's, with widely published work and performances around the world (including at Lollapalooza). His recent creative work focuses on interactive spatial poetry in computer game environments and hybrids of machinima, video, and codework.

John Cayley is a London-based poet and literal artist in networked and programmable media, known internationally both for his practice and his theoretical and critical contributions. With Loss Pequeño Glazier, Cayley has edited a special section of the Cybertext Yearbook 2002 on Ergodic Poetry.

William Gillespie is a writer, performer, and radio host. His books include Letter to Lamont, The Story That Teaches You How To Write It, Table of Forms, and 2002: A Palindrome Story in 2002 Words (written with Nick Montfort). A recipient of Brown University's electronic writing fellowship, he teaches a class in digital storytelling for Empire State College in New York and works for Spineless Books.

Aya Karpinska is a digital media artist and interaction designer. As the 2006 Electronic Writing fellow at Brown University, her current work focuses on narrative and digital technology. Her diverse output includes computer music, fiction, poetry, web and graphic design, and game design. Her 3-D poetry has been featured in such venues as p0es1s, a digital poetry exhibition in Berlin, Germany, and the Fourth International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium in Havana, Cuba. She received her Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University.

Artist/Writer David Knoebel was born in a small town in the US. His creative life began at age 2 with crayons and a pile of shirtboards. He studied at Yale University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His wire-and-light installations have been shown in New York City at P.S.1, the Hal Bromm Gallery, and elsewhere.

Knoebel’s web page, “Click Poetry,” first appeared in 1996. His work has been featured on Compuserve,, Light & Dust, Zn, trAce, Webartery, Web3D/VRML 2000, the International Computer Graphics Festival, Infos2000, The Poets’ Place, netart00, Riding the Meridian, Jumpin’ at the Diner, FILE, and Cauldron & Net.

Rita Raley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses in new media literature and culture, global studies, and Anglophone literature. She has just finished a book on tactical media and is currently working on two books, one on code and the other a long-term project on global English. She has also interviewed Shelley Jackson for TIR Web (2002).

Dan Waber wears many hats. He is by turns a poet, a visual poet, a sound poet, a performance poet, a playwright, a digital artist, a multimedia artist, a visual artist, a mail artist, a teacher, an editor, a publisher, a self-publisher, an anthologist, an inveterate list maker, and more!

Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brown University's Atopia Journal, Toronto's The Scream Literary Festival, Cleveland's Blends & Bridges:  A Survey of International Contemporary Visual Poetry & Related Art, and more! Current and upcoming books include, The ABC Boys, The First Adventures of Col and Sem, The Temptation of a Gracious Flower (with Sheila E. Murphy), Vox Poetica, and more! For the more digitally inclined, he maintains an ever expanding suite of projects at that currently includes the altered books project, the minimalist concrete poetry site, un hommage au lettrism, and the 40x365 project, and more!

Ted Warnell is an artist living and working in Canada. You can see some of his work at

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