is a Ph.D. from UC Riverside, studying chatbots, electronic literature, games, and other new media. His work integrates sociological research with critical theory, drawing particularly upon gender studies, theories of racial formation, and actor network theory. He wrote his dissertation, I, Chatbot: The Gender and Race Performativity of Conversational Agents under the guidance of Toby Miller (chair), N. Katherine Hayles, and Emory Elliott.
Mark is the Director of Communication for the Electronic Literature Organization. He is editor of Bunk Magazine, an online humor magazine. He began his work in literary hypertext, studying under George Landow at Brown. Since then, he earned an MFA from Notre Dame and an MA at Loyola Marymount University. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California.
This piece, Labyrinth, was previously featured at the &Now Festival of Writing as a Contemporary Conceptual Art at Notre Dame.
Personal site with portfolio
Writer Response Theory (Collaborative blog on digital character)
Bunk Magazine: (Online satire magazine)
Latest work (in-progress): a show of hands: