John F. Barber
John F. Barber teaches in the Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. His research and publications often examines changing communication and speculation potentials wrought by shifting relationships between technology and culture. His book, New Worlds, New Words: Exploring Pathways for Writing about and in Electronic Environments, edited with Dene Grigar, explores the way communication changes when moved to electronic spaces.
Within his research interest areas of electronic archiving, interface design, and information architecture, Barber has published chapters focusing on the use of mediated, electronic environments as sites for meaningful human interaction in Texts and Technology, The Online Writing Classroom, Electronic Networks, High Wired, and Studies in Technical Communication; articles in print journals like Readerly Writerly Text, Works and Days, and Pre/Text; and articles in electronic journals like Leonardo Digital Reviews, Fine Art Forum, and Kairos. Barber is Developer and Curator of Brautigan Bibliography and Archive, an interactive information structure noted as the preeminent resource on the life and work of Richard Brautigan. Generating from his archival work are Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life, an anthology of essays about Brautigan's writings, life, and place in American literature, as well as entries regarding Brautigan in the Encyclopedia of Beat Literature.