Nick Montfort

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Cambridge , MA
United States
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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.

Works by this author

Work titlesort ascending Publication Type Year
World Clock Print publication
Winchester's Nightmare Application, Published on the Web (individual site)
Villadom Presented at conference or festival
Troper/Schematorium Print publication
Three Rails Live Exhibited at gallery or event
The Two Published on the Web (individual site)
The Purpling Published on the Web (online journal)
The Help File Application, Exhibited at gallery or event
The Executor Published on the Web (individual site)
The Ed Report Presented at conference or festival
The Deletionist Exhibited at gallery or event
Ten Mobile Texts Published on the Web (online journal)
Taroko Gorge [2012 remix] Published on the Web (individual site)
Taroko Gorge Published on the Web (individual site)
Small Machines Making Words Performance
Sea and Spar Between Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (online journal)
Ruby Yacht Print publication
Round Presented at conference or festival
Riddles Published on the Web (online gallery)
Riddle & Bind Print publication
Ream Exhibited at gallery or event
ppg256 (Perl Poetry Generator in 256 Characters) Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal)
Nanowatt Installation
Mystery House Taken Over Application, Published on the Web (online gallery)
Megawatt Print publication
Implementation Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue
Fields of Dreams Published on the Web (online journal)
Duels - Duets Published on the Web (online journal)
Book and Volume Published on the Web (online journal)
Ad Verbum Application, Published on the Web (individual site)
2002: A Palindrome Story in 2002 Words Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site)
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Print publication
#! [Shebang] Print publication
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Critical writing by this author

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

Titlesort ascending Year Publisher
The New Media Reader 2003 The MIT Press
Platform Studies Series 2009 The MIT Press
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One 2006 Electronic Literature Organization

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Events arranged:

Eventsort ascending City Date Event type Edit link
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
A Night at the Cybertexts Providence 27.04.2001 Reading

Curator of:

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

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Elisabeth Nesheim