Digital Literature: Interview with Noah Wardrip-Fruin


Noah Wardrip-Fruin is author and scholar of digital literature. He has edited two anthologies, one of new essays and the other of classic texts on new media: The New Media Reader (with Nick Montfort; MIT Press 2003) and First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (with Pat Harrigan; MIT Press 2004) (review). As an author of digital literature Noah Wardrip-Fruin has become well known for Gray Matters (together with Chris Spain, Kirstin Allio, and Michael Crumpton), a fiction embedded in images of a human body, and The Impermanence Agent (together with Adam Chapman, Brion Moss, and Duane Whitehurst). Both works were part of the Guggenheim Museum New York's 2001 "Brave New Word" program. More recent works of digital literature include Talking Cure and Screen. Noah Wardrip-Fruin is Traveling Scholar at Brown University. Roberto Simanowski talked with him about disappearing, instrumental, fixed, and responsive text - about text-games, word pictures, critical technical practices, and the future of digital literature.

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Simanowski, Roberto: Digital Literature: Interview with Noah Wardrip-Fruin. In: Dichtung Digital. Journal für Kunst und Kultur digitaler Medien, Jg. 6 (2004), Nr. 2, S. 1-28. DOI:
 author = {Simanowski, Roberto},
 title = {Digital Literature: Interview with Noah Wardrip-Fruin},
 year = 2004,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 6,
 address = {Providence},
 journal = {Dichtung Digital. Journal für Kunst und Kultur digitaler Medien},
 number = 2,
 pages = {1--28},
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