Defended as a PhD thesis in 2011, now a book published in spring 2016 by MIT Press.


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The book is the thesis expanded and polished and includes, analyzes or mentions

Bruce Andrews, Jim Andrews, Maria Angel and Anna Gibbs, Rae Armantrout, Robert Ashley, Sandy Baldwin, Giselle Beiguelman, Maurice Benayoun, Charles Bernstein, Billy Collins, Xu Bing, William Blake, Jaap Blonk and Golan Levin, Ian Bogost, Christian Bök, Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux, Natalie Bookchin, Philippe Bootz, Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse, Serge Bouchardon, Brad Troemel, Mez Breeze, Christophe Bruno, Mimi Cabell, Andy Campbell, Janet Cardiff, J.R. Carpenter, John Cayley, Young-Hae Chang, Peter Cho, David Clark, Allison Clifford, Florian Cramer, Sharon Daniel, David Daniels, Joe Davis, Giovanna Di Rosario, Jeremy Douglass, Johanna Drucker, R. Luke DuBois, Paul Dutton, Ollivier Dyens, Lori Emerson, Maria Engberg, Caitlin Fisher, Leonardo Flores, Ben Fry, Christopher Funkhouser, Carla Gannis, Michele Glazer, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro, Jorie Graham, Ladislao Pablo Györi, Chafic Haddad, Donna Haraway, Terry Harpold, Charles Hartman, Ian Hatcher, Katherine N. Hayles, Davin Heckman, Lyn Hejinian, Johannes Heldén and Håkan Jonson, Camille Henrot, Gary Hill, Geoffrey Hinton, Daniel Howe, Jason Huff, Zuzana Husárová and Ľubomír Panák, Geof Huth, Shelley Jackson, Eduardo Kac, Aya Karpinska, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Andrew Klobucar and David Ayre, Anatol Knotek, Donald Knuth, Tom Konyves, Rosalind Krauss, Julia Kristeva, Benjamin Laird, Richard Lanham, Deena Larsen, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Gichael Lee, Ji Lee, Zoltan Lehoczki, Jason Lewis, Eric Loyer, Steve McCaffery, Talan Memmott, W.J.T. Mitchell, Judd Morrissey, Fred Moten, Andreas Müller, Bruno Nadeau, Jason Nelson, Natchka Nezvanova, Lorine Niedecker, Kamal Nigam, Monica Ong, Kathleen Ottinger, Allison Parrish, Marjorie Perloff, Miles Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Jörg Piringer, Vanessa Place, Manuel Portela, William Poundstone, Jessica Pressman, Rita Raley, Scott Rettberg, Francisco Ricardo, David Rokeby, Antonio Roque, Mark Sample, Megan Sapnar, Leslie Scalapino, Karsten Schmidt, Bill Seaman, Jeffrey Shaw, Jean Shin, Roberto Simanowski, Braxton Soderman, Winnie Soo, Brian Kim Stefans, Bruce Sterling, Bernard Stiegler, Stephanie Strickland, Steve Tomasula, Rui Torres, Brad Troemel, Ana Maria Uribe, Camille Utterback, André Vallias, Craig Venter, Dan Waber, Fred Wah, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Sarah Waterson, Darren Wershler-Henry, Sasha West, Chris Westbury, Holly Willis, Dekai Wu and Karteek Addanki, Ashley Zelinskie, Jichen Zhu, Janet Zweig.



Digital poetry
will be perceived as living,
because it is living.




Thesis defense was on 11/11/11 at 1:11PM

(Official start was 1pm, but unofficially, I tried to start at 1:11pm)

Room #705 on the 11th floor of EV building
with 11 invited guests.

Concordia University.
Montreal. Canada.

David (Jhave) Johnston
jhave +AT+ glia.ca