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Dene Grigar

Director and Professorat Washington State University Vancouver
United States
Focus area: Archiving, Conservation, Design, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Humanities, Electronic, Digital Literature, Net Art, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of born-digital literature and net art. She is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ELO's The NEXT, a virtual museum/library/preservation space, and the author of 16 media works, 71 scholarly articles, and six books. She has curated exhibits at the British Computer Society and the Library of Congress and for the Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA), among other venues. With Stuart Moulthrop (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she developed the methodology for documenting born-digital media, a project that culminated in an open-source, multimedia book, entitled Pathfinders (2015), and book of media art criticism, entitled Traversals (2017), for The MIT Press. Her recent book, co-edited with James O'Sullivan (University College Cork) and published by Bloomsbury Press in 2021, is entitled Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities.
Grigar served as President of the Electronic Literature Organization from 2013-2019. Since 2003 she has been Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews. In 2017 she was awarded the Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship by her university, where she also directs the Electronic Literature Lab.