About me

I began my professional life as a storyteller, recording artist, and touring folk musician. Over the years my methods of expression broadened to include print media and interactive digital platforms.

My creative work has also shaped the direction of my scholarship. I am a sociologist of science, technology, information and medicine who teaches (among other things) game design and the programming of interactive fiction.

I direct the Electronic Literatures & Literacies Lab, which is part of Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.