J. Nathan Matias Creative Portfolio, December 2010
Philadelphia Fullerine (documentary)
Philadelphia Fullerine (research)
Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections
Tragedy in Electronic Literature
Ethical Explanations
Operational Media Online
Syntagmatic Browser
Tinderbox Web Viewer
Truth, Trust, and the Textual Camera
Web Art Science Camp London 2010
E-LitCamp Boston 2009
Accordion for the World
The Hacktatus: Wittgenstein Design Project
Academic Integrity Marketing
Literary Choice in Interactive Fiction
Non-Portfolio Academic Work
Emberlight: Visual Notes Online
Scaling for kgb's Super Bowl Television Ad
kgb Multiroom Web Chat Interface
Dr. Johnson: A Rapid Prototyping Framework
Dressipi Sibyl
Harbour Coffee Online Sales Interface
Elizabethtown College Admissions
Etown.edu Information Architecture
Texperts and the Knowledge Generation Bureau
Performance Testing & Instrumenting Web Applications
kgb Web Application Interface Integration
Workstation Status Dashboard
Back of the Envelope
Design & Art
Swift-Speare: Statistical Poetry
Stretchtext Authoring System
Recital: Notes from an Itinerant Mind
Exhibit: Abolitionism in Britain
Sculpture: Read for the Sky
Visual Summaries Project
Design: Competetive Debate
Radio Show: Echoes of America
Design: Edward Tufte at Intelligence2
The Normative Decisionmaking Model
Card Storytelling Software
Projects with Tinderbox
Libyan Higher Education Documentary
World University Documentary Prototype
The University Lives Collection
The Ministry of Stories
Timelines for Citizen Case Management
Cambridge Union Society E-Voting Policies
Tragedy in Electronic Literature
Nov 2007
How can historic literary forms work in new media? (lecture and website)

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:

  • Introduced Electronic Literature
  • Compared the development of literary technique in 5th century Athens to the early development of electronic literature
  • Examined attempts by writers and academics to appropriate "Tragedy" into electronic literature
  • Considered examples of what might be Tragedy in Electronic Literature

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

Screenshot of Tragedy in Electronic Literature website Slide from Tragedy in Electronic Literature