Nick Montfort

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Cambridge, MA
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United States
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Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Montfort has collaborated on the blog Grand Text Auto, the sticker novel Implementation, and 2002: A Palindrome Story. He writes poems, text generators, and interactive fiction such as Book and Volume and Ad Verbum. Most recently, he and Ian Bogost wrote Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (MIT Press, 2009). Montfort also wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and co-edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 (ELO, 2006) and The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). His book of poems Riddle & Bind appeared on Spineless Books. He is currently at work on his interactive fiction system, Curveship, and on a collaborative project with nine others to write a single-voice academic book, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, about the one-line Commodore 64 BASIC program that is the book's title.

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Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Year
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Book (monograph) 2012
A Box, Darkly: Obfuscation, Weird Languages, and Code Aesthetics 2005
Acid-Free Bits: Recommendations for Long-Lasting Electronic Literature Other 2004
Beyond Literary? Forum 2010
Born-Again Bits: A Framework for Migrating Electronic Literature Other 2005
Carrying across Language and Code Conference paper or presentation, Report or White Paper 2012
Collaborations in E-lit Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal 2011
Commenting Creative Code Conference paper or presentation 2012
Computational Editions, Ports, and Remakes of "First Screening" and "Karateka" Conference paper or presentation 2014
Computing Language and Poetry Conference paper or presentation 2012
Continuous Paper Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Continuous Paper: Print Interfaces and Early Computer Writing Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2004
Could I Hear That on YouCode? Other 2012
Creative Material Computing in a Laboratory Context Report or White Paper 2012
Curveship: An Interactive Fiction System for Interactive Narrating Conference paper or presentation 2009
Curveship: An Interactive Fiction System for Narrative Variation Article or chapter in a book 2011
cut to fit the tool-spun course Article in an online journal 2013
Cybertext Killed the Hypertext Star Article in an online journal 2000
DAC 2000: A Choose-Your-Own-Trip-Report! Event review or trip report 2000
Face It, Tiger, You Just Hit the Jackpot: Reading and Playing Cadre’s Varicella Conference paper or presentation 2003
gCreating: Adventure in Style and The Marble Index in Curveship Conference paper or presentation
Generating Narrative Variation in Interactive Fiction Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2007
Grand Text Auto Weblog 2003
Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book 2012
Interactive Fiction Article in an online journal 2005
Interactive Fiction Communities: From Preservation through Promotion and Beyond Article in an online journal 2012
Lessons Learned from Designing Children’s Interactive Narratives Conference paper or presentation 2010
Line of Inquiry: Many Authors Explore Creative Computing Through a Short Program Invited lecture 2011
New Novel Machines: Nanowatt and World Clock Conference paper or presentation 2014
Process-Intensive Fiction Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Process-Intensive Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Programming for Fun, Together Article or chapter in a book, Conference paper or presentation 2012
Provocation by Program: Imagining a Next-Revolution Eliza Conference paper or presentation 2008
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System Book (monograph) 2009
Riddle Machines: the History and Nature of Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book
Spars of Language Lost at Sea Conference paper or presentation
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
The Coding and Execution of the Author Article in a print journal, Article on the author's website 2003
The ELO and Two E-Lit Exhibits Conference paper or presentation 2012
The International Interactive Fiction Community Conference paper or presentation 2010
The ppg256 Series of Minimal Poetry Generators Conference paper or presentation 2009
The Trivial Program "yes" Report or White Paper 2012
Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction Book (monograph) 2003
Who Grabbed My Gorge Weblog 2011
XS, S, M, L: Creative Text Generators of Different Scales Report or White Paper 2012

Events arranged:

Event City Datesort descending Event type Edit link
A Night at the Cybertexts Providence 27.04.2001 Reading
MACHINE reading series Philadelphia 14.02.2004 Event Series
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Festival
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 Reading

Curator of:

Titlesort descending City Country Date
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology Irvine United States October 9, 2007 to December 15, 2007
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum Champaign United States April 14, 2009 to July 26, 2009

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