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The Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab
I am Director of a lab that pursues collaborations with computer scientists in developing methodologies for humanities-based explorations of digital objects through the entry point of source code.

Summary Statement of Research Interests
conversational agents (chatbots), new media, emerging writing forms instructional technology, game studies, social networking, and writing practices. Also, Critical Code Studies.

Research Keywords
new media, game studies, electronic literature, composition, conversational agents, hypertext, code, mobile narratives, software studies, critical code studies, technoculture, social media, Web 2.0, educational technology

Research Specialties
Electronic Literature, New Media, Computers and Composition, Digital Narrative, Conversational Agents, Game Studies, Critical Code Studies, Software Studies

Of Sex, Cylons, and Worms: A Critical Code Study of Heteronormativity.” Leonardo Electronic Almanac. 17.1 April 2012

The ppg256 Perl Primer: The Poetry of Techneculture.” Emerging Language Practices. Issue 1. 2010.

Disrupting Heteronormative Codes: When Cylons in Slash Goggles Ogle AnnaKournikova. Dec. 2009. UC Irvine: Digital Arts and Culture 2009.

“Multimedia Hurston.” Explorations: The Flora Levy Humanities Series. Lafayette: Louisiana State University. 2009

“Ulysses on Web 2.0: Towards a hypermedia parallax engine.” James Joyce Quarterly. 44.3. Spring 2007.

Critical Code Studies.” electronic book review. 4 December 2006.

“Benchmark Fiction: A Framework for Comparative New Media Studies.” with Christy Dena and Jeremy Douglass. Proceedings of the Seventh International Digital Arts and Cultures conference. Copenhagen. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2005. Copenhagen, Denmark.


Proceedings of “CCS @ USC” conference. Edited and wrote an introduction and “Opening Remarks.” Vectors Journal. January 2011

Critical Code Studies and the electronic book review: An Introduction” electronic book review. Introduction to CCSWG weekly threads. September 15, 2010

Electronic Literature as an Information System.” Hyperrhiz.06 Visionary Landscapes with Juan B. Gutierrez, Pablo Gervás, Laura Borràs Castanyer Summer 2009.

Review: The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1: A New Media Primer.” Digital Humanities Quarterly. Summer 2008. v2. n1.

“Review: Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines.” Global Media and Communication. Spring 2008.

“Tuning the Lyre: The Harmony of Eliot, Yeats, and Heraclitus,” an essay published in Criterion. April 2000

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