Nick Montfort
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Assistant Professor of Digital Media, MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies

Nick Montfort's digital media projects include the blog "Grand Text Auto," where he and five others write about computer narrative, poetry, games, and art; "Ream," a 500-page poem written on one day; "Mystery House Taken Over," a collaborative "occupation" of a classic game; Implementation, a novel on stickers written with Scott Rettberg; The Ed Report, a serialized novel written with William Gillespie; and the interactive fiction pieces Book and Volume, Ad Verbum, and Winchester's Nightmare.

Montfort edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1(with N. Katherine Hayles, Stephanie Strickland, and Scott Rettberg, ELO, 2006) and The New Media Reader (with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, The MIT Press, 2003). He wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (The MIT Press, 2003), and, with William Gillespie, 2002: A Palindrome Story (Spineless Books, 2002), which was acknowledged by the Oulipo as the world's longest literary palindrome.

Montfort received a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned masters degrees at MIT (at the Media Lab) and Boston University (in creative writing — poetry).


invited talk
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as author at  KDD 2017 Workshops,
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as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Jose van Dijck, Suzanne de Castell, Fred Turner, Siva Vaidhyanathan,