People

The NEXT is an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization funded primarily by memberships. Though The NEXT receives some support from the organization, it thrives on its materials, funds, and labor provided by patrons who value the cultural history forged by artists and scholars of born-digital literature.

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Founders

  • Dene Grigar
    Washington State University Vancouver
  • Leonardo Flores
    Appalachian State University
  • Nicholas Schiller
    Washington State University Vancouver
  • Chance Adams
    Harry Ransom Humanities Center

Production, Management, & Oversight

    Electronic Literature Lab

  • Dene Grigar, PhD
    Director
  • Richard Snyder, PhD
    Assistant Director
  • Holly Slocum
    Project Manager, Lead Designer
  • Greg Philbrook
    Technical Specialist
  • Mariusz Pisarski, PhD
    Research Affiliate
  • Alexandra Martin, PhD Candidate
    ELO Fellow

Electronic Literature Organization

    Board of Directors

  • Leonardo Flores
    President
  • Caitlin Fisher
    Vice President
  • Rui Torres
    Secretary
  • Davin Heckman
    Managing Director of CELL
  • Mark C. Marino
    Director of Communication
  • Serge Bouchardon
  • Astrid Ensslin
  • Lai-Tze Fan
  • Erika Fülöp
  • Dene Grigar
  • Reham Hosny
  • Claudia Kozak
  • Erik Loyer
  • Marjorie C. Luesbrink
  • Maria Mencia
  • Anna Nacher
  • Jason Nelson
  • Mark Sample
  • Alex Sam-Pascual
  • Stephanie Strickland
  • Joseph Tabbi

The NEXT Teams

Principals

  • Dene Grigar, PhD
    Managing Director, Curator
  • Holly Slocum
    Lead Designer, Operations Manager
  • Richard Snyder, PhD
    Metadata Specialist
  • Greg Philbrook
    Database Manager, Technical Specialist

The NEXT Production Teams

Phase 4b: Growing and Refining

  • Andrew Thompson
    Game & Flash Preservationist
  • Arlo Ptolemy
    Game & Flash Preservationist
  • Ruth Woodcock
    Metadata & Content Developer
  • Joel Clapp
    Videographer, Motion Graphics Designer
  • Ariel Wallace
    Designer, Content Specialist
  • Sierra O'Neal
    2D & 3D Animator

Phase 4a: Growing and Refining

  • Sarah West
    UX/UI Designer
  • Joel Clapp
    Videographer, Motion Graphics Designer
  • Kathleen Zoller
    Content Developer
  • Keegan Walden
    3D Modeler, Content Developer
  • Ruth Woodcock
    Content Developer
  • Andrew Thompson
    Game & Flash Preservationist
  • Arlo Ptolemy
    Game & Flash Preservationist
  • Viet Nguyen
    Front-end Developer

Phase 3: Building and Branding

  • Suzanne Anderson
    Professor
  • Kathleen Zoller
    Project Manager
  • Katya Farinsky
    Copy Editor
  • Database and Web Development
  • Betsy Hanrahan
    Team Lead
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Grace Roleau
  • Dave Sabrowski
  • Halli Sakrisson
  • Liz Samuel
  • Jinhao Shen
  • Katie Sherman
  • Sarah West
  • Ruth Woodcock
  • Design
  • Mallory Hobson
    Team Lead
  • Matthew Francisco
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Gabriel Lomeli
  • Joseph Schacher
  • Drew Swanson
  • 2 & 3D Visualizations
  • Keegan Walden
    Team Lead
  • Cody Claassen
  • Dillon Gohl
  • Tanner Gohl
  • Andrew Templin
  • Brandon Touhey
  • Makenzie Wilson
  • Digital Promotions
  • Brooke Nugent
    Team Lead
  • Barysh Agaliyev
  • Trevor Chilton
  • Anais Torres
  • Nicole Turnbull
  • Video Team
  • Preston Reed
    Team Lead
  • Megan Bina
  • Joel Clapp
  • Eli Hoyt
  • Sarah Love
  • Erik Messinger
  • Lexi Sabatini
  • Maria Schaljo

Phase 2: Template Production

  • Evan Bancroft
  • Ian Farnham
  • Ross Griffus
  • C.J. Maldonado
  • Bayleigh Parsons
  • Ross Philbrook

Phase 1: Metadata Collection

  • Holly Slocum
  • Katie Bowen
  • Austin Fields
  • Andrew Nevue
  • Mariah Gwin
  • Moneca Roath
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