Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum ( is Assistant Professor of English and Digital Studies at University of Maryland, College Park.

Virtuality and VRML: Software Studies After Manovich


A call for (and example of) material studies of software from Matt Kirschenbaum, spurred by the Digital Arts and Culture conference, 2000.

Notes Toward a Proleptic History of Electronic Reading


Matthew Kirschenbaum rethinks the final section of First Person in light of “five basic strategies for furthering the history of reading.”

Wireless Communities?


Matt Kirschenbaum, a longtime ebr contributor who actually does some programming and much reading in electronic environments, sought to ground the discussion.

Media, Genealogy, History


Matt Kirschenbaum reviews Remediation by Richard Grusin and Jay David Bolter.

Designing Our Disciplines in a Postmodern Age - and Academy


Matt Kirschenbaum on Richard Coyne’s philosophical treatment of technographics.

Materiality and Matter and Stuff: What Electronic Texts Are Made Of


Following Katherine Hayles, Matthew Kirschenbaum agrees that materiality matters.

A User's Guide to the New Millennium


Over 800 pages, the New Media Reader does not exhaust its subject; it even sets the stage for a companion volume.