J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Tragedy in Electronic Literature

Tragedy in Electronic Literature

While still a student at Cambridge, I was invited by Adrian Poole to deliver a lecture to the final year English undergraduate students on the subject of "Tragedy in Electronic Literature" -- as part of the faculty's English Tripos lectures, which are normally given by faculty..

In advance of the lecture, Clare Hooper and I chaired a related panel at the 2007 annual Hypertext Conference. Panelists were Nick Lowe (Classics), Kieron O'Hara (Philosophy), Dave Millard (Computer Science), and Emily Short (Writer and Classicist).

My lecture at Cambridge, which also included live demos:

While listening to my talk, students could also browse a single-purpose WIFI network with additional notes and resources.

Slide from Tragedy in Electronic Literature