Lori Emerson

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Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor in the Media Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also Director of the Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance (IAWP) Program and Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Lab. She writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory and digital humanities. Her current book project is titled Other Networks, a history of telecommunications networks that existed before or outside of the Internet.

Her published books include The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies, co-written with Jussi Parikka and Darren Wershler (University of Minnesota Press, 2022) and Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). She is co-editor of three collections: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (2014); Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013); and The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Books, 2007). (2024)


  • editor, with Darren Wershler, The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader, Coach House Books, 2007, 336 pp. [1] [2]
  • editor, with derek beaulieu, Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013, 164 pp. [3] [4]
  • Other Networks: A Radical Technology Sourcebook, New York: Anthology Editions, forthcoming. TOC.