Dene Grigar, Director, Creative Media, WSU

Dene Grigar, Director, Creative Media, WSU

DeneDene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew” (2014), “A Villager’s Tale” (2011), the “24-Hour Micro E-Lit Project” (2009), “When Ghosts Will Die” (2008), and “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts” (2005), as well as 52 scholarly articles. She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows at the Library of Congress and for the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA), among others. She is the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the most recent for a digital preservation project that culminated into an open source, multimedia book for scholars, entitled Pathfinders, and a book of criticism, entitled Traversals, for The MIT Press. She has led her academic program to become one of five Signature Programs at WSUV and her students to win numerous awards for innovative digital media works involving augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive environments for museums and cultural sites.