Sandy Baldwin, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sandy Baldwin (PhD, New York University) is Associate Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses on electronic literature and digital humanities. He is the author or editor of 10 books, most recently The Internet Unconscious, winner of the 2014 N. Katherine Hayles award for the top work of criticism in the field of electronic literature. He is editor of Computing Literature, the only academic book series focused on scholarship in electronic literature. He is also managing editor of electronic book review, one of the oldest all online peer reviewed journals. He is Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization, where he directs the CELL initiative, a global consortium of research centers focused on electronic literature. His own artworks involve literary interventions in video games and are shown around the world.

María Mencía, Kingston University, London

María Mencía is a multimedia artist, practice-based researcher and she lectures at Kingston University, London, UK. She is an executive member of the Electronic Literature Organization Board of Directors. María is interested in collaboration and has been the recipient of various grants to conduct research at international institutions. Her artistic research explores hybrid textualities at the intersection of language, art and digital technologies and has been published internationally, including the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature. Her forthcoming publications include “Gateway to the World: Data Visualisation Poetics” in GRAMMA: Journal of Theory and Criticism, Digital Literary Production and the Humanities and #WomenTechLit, a collection of 27 essays by women working in Electronic Literature published by West Virginia University Press. María has curated and edited e-lit shows and journals, as well as exhibiting worldwide. Her website is at

Jessica Pressman, San Diego State University

Jessica Pressman is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where she also directs SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative ( She is the author of Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media (Oxford UP, 2014), co-author, with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, of Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} (Iowa UP, 2015), and co-editor, with N. Katherine Hayles, of Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era (Minnesota UP, 2013). She is a recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Her full CV can be found at

Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen

Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the author or co-author of novel-length works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation, and films and media artworks including Toxi*City and Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project. His work has been exhibited online and at art venues, including the Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, and The Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the non-profit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is the Project Leader of the HERA-funded collaborative research project ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice.