Jeremy Douglass

Jeremy Douglass is an electronic literature author and critic, with a particular interest in developing new authoring tools and performance practices. He also teaches workshops on electronic literature, including authoring with visualization and performing "live typing," as inspired by live coding. Douglass writes on interactive fiction and on the connections between electronic literature and video games. His dissertation on interactive fiction, "Command Lines: Aesthetics and Technique in Interactive Fiction and New Media" (U. California Santa Barbara 2007) is freely available online. Along with Mark Marino and Jessica Pressman, he is co-authoring a book on electronic literature that explores narrative, visuals, and source code in William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope [Bottomless Pit]. He is a long-time collaborator with Lev Manovich on the art and science of cultural analytics, and their information visualization artworks of (among other things) large page collections from magazines, comics, and books have been exhibited internationally. Douglass is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. “Eight Was Where It Ended” is a short poem on motherhood and hidden bereavement, performed on the desktop through creating and reshuffling nested file folders.