Dene Grigar, PhD

Director and Professor
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Phone: (360) 546-9487
Fax: (360) 546-9074
Located in Multimedia (VMMC) 32
Support Staff: Linda Campbell

Dene Grigar is Director of and Professor in the Digital Technology and Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver who works in the area of electronic literature, emergent technology and cognition, and ephemera.  She is the author of  “Fallow Field:  A Story in Two Parts” and “The Jungfrau Tapes:  A Conversation with Diana Slattery about The Glide Project,” both of which have appeared in the Iowa Review Web, and co-author of When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson), a piece that experiments with motion tracking technology to produce networked narratives. Her most recent project was The 24-Hour Micro-Elit Project, a work of electronic literature that experiments with micro-fiction and participatory production. She is now working on "Fort Vancouver Mobile", digital stories about the history surrounding the Fort Vancouver National Historical Site that will delivered via mobile technology. She serves as Associate Editor for Leonardo Reviews and President of the Electronic Literature Organization.


Course ID Title Meeting Time Location Semester Syllabus
DTC 475 Digital Diversity M,W,F 12:10-1 pm VMMC 214 Fall 2015
DTC 497 Senior Capstone Wednesdays 3:10-5:40 VMMC 111 Fall 2015


Electronic literature, emergent technologies and cognition, and ephemera

Graduate Students

Ted Fordyce

Recent Publications

Since 2009

"Hyperlinking in 3D Multimedia Performances." Forthcoming in Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres. Ed. Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla. Bielefeld, Germany: Transaction Publishers, March 2010.

"E-Ject: On the Ephemeral Nature, Mechanisms, and Implications of Electronic Objects." Co-authored with Matt Kirschenbaum, Michael Angelo Tata, Davin Heckman, Anna Gibbs, Maria Angel, and Joe Tabbi. Digital Art and Culture. December 2009.

"Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature on the Edge of Time and Space." Special Issue in Hyperrhiz. October 2009.

"Electronic Literature: Where Is It?." ebr. January 2009.

"Winged Words: On the Theory and Use of Internet Radio." Going Wireless. Ed. Amy C. Kimme Hea. 2009.

"Review of Ex-Foliation:  Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path," by Terry Harpold. Leonardo Digital Reviews. December 2009.





  • Post-Doctoral Study, 2002-2004 New Media and Interactive Arts; The Planetary Collegium (formerly The Center of Advanced Inquiry in Interactive Arts- Science, Technology, and Arts Research, “CAiiA-STAR”) University of Plymouth, School of Computing Electronics and Communications
  • Ph.D., 1995 Humanities; University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.A., 1991 Humanities; University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.Ed., 1978 Curriculum & Instruction; University of Houston
  • B.A., French & English; Stephen F. Austin State University