The book is an author-making, reader-making, random-access text machine, usually but not always of paper that is attached, fitting in some ways both the hand and eye. Powerful and projecting, it must be bound and contained.
Nick Montfort’s computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist (with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul) and Sea and Spar Between (with Stephanie Strickland). His digital artwork has been shown internationally. He has six books out from the MIT Press, most recently The Future (in the Essential Knowledge series). He is professor of digital media at MIT and lives in New York and Boston.