Joe Amato muses on academic stardom, the poetics list, and the corporation that motors his university.
Gonzalo Frasca's proposal for videogames that address "critical thinking, education, tolerance, and other trivial issues."
Johanna Drucker counters hands-off poetics with practice.
John Cayley replays what is literal and literary in the digital.
On the occasion of the 2003 Fitzpatrick O'Dinn Award publication, Alan Sondheim asks some questions of formally constrained literature. The more strict the constraints, the more open, free, and plentiful the questions.
Eugene Thacker resituates the work of Eduardo Kac, not as art applied to the life sciences, but as a form of bio-poetics, consistent with the electro-poetics that has been a longtime focus of critical writing in ebr. Rather than reduce the work to its material (in life-forms, or in text, or in code), Thacker identifies ways that language, form, and life intersect in works of bio-art.