Richard Holeton

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Richard Holeton
Born (1952-12-28) December 28, 1952 (age 69)
Education
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Richard Holeton (born December 28, 1952) is an American writer and higher-education administrator. Holeton's creative works are foundational in the hypertext and electronic literature genres. As a writer, his most notable work is the hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid, which has been recognized as an important early work of electronic literature[1] and is included in the hypertext canon. [2]

A 20th Anniversary Edition of Figurski at Findhorn on Acid, in archival and contemporary versions, was released in 2021 by Washington State University Vancouver’s Electronic Literature Lab.[3]

Holeton's short fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies including ZYZZYVA, F(r)iction, Grain, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, the Indiana Review, and the Mississippi Review.

Holeton also authored the textbooks Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age and Encountering Cultures: Reading and Writing in a Changing World.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Richard Holeton was born in Orange, New Jersey and was raised in Bellevue, Washington.[4] He earned a BA from Stanford and MA and MFA degrees from San Francisco State University. Currently, he lives near Half Moon Bay, California.[5]

Career[edit]

After receiving his MA in 1986, Holeton began working as a writing lecturer at San Francisco State University, Cañada College, and Stanford University.[6] He transitioned into working with technology and student computing. He worked to teach language and literature faculty methods of integrating computers into their classroom pedagogy[7] and became an administrator with Stanford University Libraries and residential computing. During this time he was a Director of the New Media Consortium and also worked with EDUCAUSE[8] to co-develop the Learning Space Rating System.[9] Following his retirement from teaching and holding administrative positions at Stanford, Holeton is Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus.[5]

In 2014, Holeton was awarded a fellowship from MacDowell, which he spent working in the Schelling studio.[10] He has also received fellowships from the Brown Foundation, California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; as well as the Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation.[8][11]

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

Short fiction and multimedia work[edit]

  • "WAIF OD" (2020, in F(r)iction)[16]
  • "In Denial: A Further Redaction of the Mueller Report" (2019, in The Fictitious Press) Available: fictitiouspress.com
  • "March Madness, 1974" (2018, in Open: Journal of Arts & Letters)[17]
    • Republished in COG, 2018[18]
      • Finalist, COG Page to Screen Awards
  • "Custom Orthotics Changed My Life" (2010, in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy)[19]
    • Also published by Kairos on YouTube[20]
  • "Calling Fruits and Vegetables" in Fish Anthology 2007: A Paper Heart is Beating, A Paper Boat Sets Sail. Fish Publishing, 2007. ISBN 9780954258665
    • Runner-up, Fish One-Page Prize
  • "Product Placement" (2007, in Mississippi Review)[21]
    • Honorable Mention, 2007 Mississippi Review Prize
  • "Thanks for Covering Your Lane" (2006, in Indiana Review)[22]
    • Finalist, 2005 Indiana Review Fiction Prize
    • Finalist, 2012 California Writers Exchange Award, Poets & Writers
  • "Frequently Asked Questions About 'Hypertext'" (2006, in Electronic Literature Collection)[23]
  • "Understanding Hypertext" (2004, in ZYZZYVA)[24]
  • "Streleski at Findhorn on Acid" (1995, in Grain)[25]
    • First Prize, Short Grain Postcard Story

Poetry[edit]

  • "Afterword(s): Take a Book/Leave a Book" (2019, in Forklift, Ohio)[26]
    • Multimedia version, Notre Dame Review, 2020[27]
  • "Sonnetizing the Singularity" (2018, in Unlost: Journal of Found Poetry & Art)[28]

Nonfiction and scholarship[edit]

  • "Someone, Somewhere, with Something: The Origins of Figurski" (2021, in Figurski at Findhorn on Acid).[29]
  • "Learning Space Rating System" (2021, in EDUCAUSE)[30]
  • "Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System" (2020, in EDUCAUSE Review)[31]
  • "A Little Transmediation Can Be a Dangerous Thing, or What Happened When I Made a Multimedia Poem from an Artist’s Book" (2019, ELO2019: Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival, Programme and Book of Abstracts)[32]
  • "How Much is Too Much New Media for the Net Generation?" (2010, in Reading and Writing New Media)[33]
  • "Signposts of the Revolution? What We Talk about When We Talk about Learning Spaces" (2009, in EDUCAUSE Review)[34]
  • "The Net Generation on Campus and Online" (2009, in Talking Stick: The Magazine of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International)[35]
  • "New Students, Emerging Technologies, Virtual Communities, and the College Residential Experience" (2008, in Residence Life and the New Student Experience)[36]
  • "Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency (book review)" (2005, in Resource Center or Cyberculture Studies)[37]
  • "Constructive 'Noise in the Channel': Effects of Controversial Forwarded E-mail in a College Residential and Virtual Community" (1999, in ED-MEDIA)[38]
  • "The Semi-Virtual Composition Classroom: A Model for Techno-Amphibians" (1997, in The Technology Source (Horizon Project))[39]
  • "Amadeus (theater review)" (1987, in Palo Alto Weekly)[40]
  • "Family Life in the 80s from a Gay Perspective" (1986, in Palo Alto Weekly)[41]
  • "Stanford Waits for Godot: Celebrating Samuel Beckett at 80 (book review)" (1986, in Palo Alto Weekly)[42]
  • "An Unauthorized Peek Behind the Iron Curtain" (1985, in Palo Alto Weekly)[43]

Selected criticism of Holeton's work[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grigar, Dene (2019-12-20). Rebooting Electronic Literature, Volume 2: Documenting Pre-Web Born Digital Media. Nouspace Publications. p. 01.
  2. ^ Ensslin, Astrid (2007-07-09). Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions. London: Continuum. p. 66. ISBN 9781472542281. OCLC 1073783752.
  3. ^ a b Holeton, Richard (2021). Figurski at Findhorn on Acid. Vancouver, WA: Electronic Literature Lab.
  4. ^ "Richard Holeton". Poets & Writers. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  5. ^ a b Rasmussen, Eric Dean. "Richard Holeton". Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. ELMCIP. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Profile - Richard Holeton - The Authors Guild". go.authorsguild.org. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  7. ^ Basu, Janet (30 March 1988). "Emerging from the Electronic Cave". Stanford Today. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b EDUCUASE. "Entry for Richard Holeton at EDUCAUSE.org". EDUCAUSE Directory. Educause.org. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  9. ^ Learning Space Rating System, educause.edu
  10. ^ MacDowell Colony. "Richard Holeton, Artist". MacDowell. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Richard Holeton". www.arts.gov. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  12. ^ Holeton, Richard (2001). Figurski at Findhorn on Acid. Boston: Eastgate Systems, Inc. ISBN 1884511406. OCLC 635341029.
  13. ^ Holeton, Richard (1998). Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0070295484. OCLC 37721266.
  14. ^ Holeton, Richard (1992). Encountering Cultures: Reading and Writing in a Changing World. Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780131763791. OCLC 1027892632.
  15. ^ Holeton, Richard (1995). Encountering Cultures: Reading and Writing in a Changing World. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0132998270. OCLC 1027892632.
  16. ^ Holeton, Richard (Summer 2020). "WAIF OD". F(r)iction. 16.
  17. ^ Holeton, Richard (April 2018). "March Madness, 1974". OPEN: A Journal of Arts and Letters.
  18. ^ Holeton, Richard (2018). [hpy-of-steven-markow-issue-9ttps://www.cogzine.com/co "March Madness, 1974"]. COG. 11.
  19. ^ Holeton, Richard (2010). "Custom Orthotics Changed My Life". Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 14 (2).
  20. ^ Custom Orthotics by Richard Holeton (Kairos 14.2: Disputatio text), retrieved 2021-05-04
  21. ^ Holeton, Richard (June 2007). "Product Placement". Mississippi Review. 35.1 and 35.2.
  22. ^ Holeton, Richard (Winter 2006). "Thanks for Covering Your Lane". Indiana Review. 28 (2).
  23. ^ Holeton, Richard (2006). "Frequently Asked Questions about Hypertext". Electronic Literature Collection. 1.
  24. ^ Holeton, Richard (Winter 2004). "Understanding Hypertext". Zyzzyva. 72.
  25. ^ Holeton, Richard (1995). "Streleski at Findhorn on Acid". Grain. 23 (3).
  26. ^ Holeton, Richard (Spring 2019). "Afterword(s): Take a Book/Leave a Book". Forklift, Ohio. 37.
  27. ^ Holeton, Richard (January 2020). "Afterword(s): Take a Book/Leave a Book". Notre Dame Review. 48.
  28. ^ Holeton, Richard (May 2018). "Sonnetizing the Singularity". Unlost: Journal of Found Poetry & Art. 13.
  29. ^ Holeton, Richard (2021). "Someone, Somewhere, with Something: The Origins of Figurski". Figurski at Findhorn on Acid. Washington State University: Electronic Literature Lab.
  30. ^ Brandt, Barbara; Brown, Malcolm; Dugdale, Shirley; Finkelstein, Adam; Holeton, Richard; Johnston, Julie; Ramsay, Crystal; Smith, Robert (2021). "Learning Space Rating System". EDUCAUSE.
  31. ^ Holeton, Richard (28 February 2020). "Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System". EDUCAUSE Review.
  32. ^ Holeton, Richard (10 July 2019). "A Little Transmediation Can Be a Dangerous Thing, or What Happened When I Made a Multimedia Poem from an Artist's Book". ELO2019: Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival, Programme and Book of Abstracts: 80–81.
  33. ^ Holeton, Richard (2010). "How Much is Too Much New Media for the Net Generation?". In Ball, Cheryl; Kalmbach, James (eds.). RAW: (Reading and Writing) New Media. New York: Hampton Press.
  34. ^ Holeton, Richard; Long, Phil (20 March 2009). "Signposts of the Revolution? What We Talk about When We Talk about Learning Spaces". EDUCAUSE Review. 44 (2).
  35. ^ Holeton, Richard (March 2009). "The Net Generation on Campus and Online". Talking Stick: The Magazine of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. 26 (4): 38–56.
  36. ^ Holeton, Richard (2008). "New Students, Emerging Technologies, Virtual Communities, and the College Residential Experience". In Zeller, W.J. (ed.). Residence Life and the New Student Experience (PDF). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. pp. 31–51. ISBN 978-1-889-27165-1.
  37. ^ Holeton, Richard (15 May 2005). "Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency". Resource Center or Cyberculture Studies.
  38. ^ Holeton, Richard (18 June 1999). "Constructive "Noise in the Channel": Effects of Controversial Forwarded E-mail in a College Residential and Virtual Community". Ed Media.
  39. ^ Holeton, Richard (30 September 1997). "The Semi-Virtual Composition Classroom: A Model for Techno-Amphibians". The Technology Source (Horizon Project).
  40. ^ Holeton, Richard (14 January 1987). "Amadeus". Palo Alto Weekly.
  41. ^ Holeton, Richard (12 November 1986). "Family Life in the 80s from a Gay Perspective". Palo Alto Weekly.
  42. ^ Holeton, Richard (21 May 1986). "Stanford Waits for Godot: Celebrating Samuel Beckett at 80". Palo Alto Weekly.
  43. ^ Holeton, Richard (6 November 1985). "An Unauthorized Peek Behind the Iron Curtain". Palo Alto Weekly.

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