Nick Montfort

Experimental poet, MCs as Doc Mofo. Computes. Runs Bad Quarto, @syncnyc. Author & editor, @cppress, @mitpress. Teaches @mit_cmsw, @sfpc

Nick Montfort is a computational poet, a teacher, and a scholar of creative computing.
His recent work is in computer-generated literature. His projects include seven
computer-generated books in print with four different presses, with another one,
Golem, in the works. He edits the first series of computer-generated literature in print,
Using Electricity. His poetry and artwork consists of short, often simple, free/open-
source programs, which others are welcome to study and remix. He works on
platforms including the Commodore 64 and current browsers.

Montfort has more than fifty digital projects, several of them collaborations. He is also
an award-winning author of interactive fiction, and wrote the first book on the history
of that form. The MIT Press has published six of his books, collaborative and
individual, most recently The Future. Coming next from the MIT Press is a second
edition of his book Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities. Montfort is
professor of digital media at MIT, where he directs The Trope Tank. He lives in New
York City.