Chair, Literary Arts
John Cayley makes language art in programmable media and also by more traditional means. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org with Daniel C. Howe), transactive synthetic language in aurality (a Skill for Alexa, The Listeners), and “writing to be found” within and against the so-called services of Big Software. In his current and future work he aims to make language for a readership that experiences this language in aurality as much as it might in (typographic) visuality. Cayley is professor and chair of the Literary Arts Department at Brown University. His book Grammalepsy: essays on digital language arts was published 2018 by Bloomsbury Academic and is also available Open Access. More information can be found on his personal website and on Twitter @programmatology.