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"Is there a Digital Art History?" Visual Resources, special issue, edited by Murtha Baca and Anne Helmreich, forthcoming, Spring 2013.

"Diagrammatic Writing," for Materialities of Text, Conference at University of Manchester, organized by Nick Thoburn, October 24 through November 4, now forthcoming as a publication.

"Material and/or Virtual: Hybrid Forms of Artists' Books," Danish Artists' Books, Thomas Hvid Kroman, ed. Sternberg Press, Copenhagen. (forthcoming)

"Humanist Computing at the End of the Individual Voice and the Authoritative Text," for Patrik Svensson., ed., Humanities and the Digital, MIT Press forthcoming, Spring 2013.

"From A to Screen: The Migration of Letters," Comparative Textual Media, N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman, eds., University of Minnesota Press. (forthcoming).

"Reading Interface," PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association),edited by Patricia Yeager, forthcoming, January 2013.


"Performative Materiality and Theoretical Approaches to Interface," DHQ, forthcoming Winter 2012.

"Diagrammatic Writing," New Formations, 78 (2012), journal special issue, 'Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net' Nick Thoburn, ed.


"Affectivity and Entropy: Production Aesthetics in Contemporary Sculpture," reprinted in KRAK , Onomatopee #62., Freek Lomme and Ranti Tijan, eds., Netherlands, 2011; pp.65-78.

"Stéphane Mallarmés Un Coup de Dés and the poem/book as diagram," Journal of Philosophy, Fall 2011, Vol.7, No.16, Yubraj Aryal., ed. pp.1-13.

"The Graphic Line,"A Broken Thing: Contemporary Poetry on the Line, edited by Anton Vander Zee and Emily Rosko, University of Iowa Press; pp. 77-78.

"Artists' Books and Conceptualism(s)," Multiple, Limited, Unique, Center for Book Arts, NY, exhibit catalog, 2011; pp.17-26.

"Looks, Is, and Does," Packington Review, Volume 2, 2010; pp.47-53.

"Scholarly publishing: Micro units and the macro scale," forthcoming.

"Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship," Debates in Digital Humanities, forthcoming.

"Data as Capta," DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly), Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2011.

"Humanities Approaches to Interface Theory," Culture Machine 12, ed. by Federica Frabetti, Special Issue "The Digital Humanities, Beyond Computing"

"Graphesis," PAJ Journal special issue, "Visualizing the Archive," March 2011


"The Graphic Line,"A Broken Thing: Contemporary Poetry on the Line, edited by Anton Vander Zee and Emily Rosko, University of Iowa Press

"Veiled References and Easy Associations," on the work of Ellina Kevorkian, Central Utah Art Center, 2010

Entries "Concrete," "Carmina Figurata," and "Typography," Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetics, Stephen Cushman, editor

"Art," Critical Terms for Media Studies, eds., W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B.N. Hansen, (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2010). pp. 3-18.

"Le Petit Journal des Refusées, a graphical reading," Victorian Poetry, Vol.48, No.1, Spring 2010, special issue on "Victorian Poetry and the Book Arts," edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, pp.137-169.

"Temporal Photography," Philosophy of Photography, Vol.1, 2010, pp.23-29.

"Species of Spaces and other spurious concepts addressed to reading the invisible features of signs within systems of relations," Design & Culture, Volume 2, No.2, July 2010; pp. 135-153.

What Is the Dialogue of Biblio and/as Info, California Rare Book School, Summer 2010

Humanistic Approaches to Interface Theory, Digital Humanities Conference 2010, Stanford University

What is Public About Public Art?, Modern Language Association, Association for Arts of the Present, January 2010

"Notes on Notes on Conceptualisms," Aufghabe, No. 10; pp. 257-261.

Review of Patrick Cramsie's The Story of Graphic Design, Journal of Design History, Vol. 24, #2; pp. 199-201.

Frame Jumps and Mixed Modalities: Reading and/as Interface, Keynote, The Future of Reading, Rochester Institute of Technology, June 10, 2010

The Cult Future of Books, University of Colorado, Fall 2010, Friends of the Library

Humanities Tools, Pt.2, University of Alberta, Edmonton, April 30, 2010

Humanities Tools, Pt. 3, unpublished


"VSW: Making Books Then, There, and After," Artists' Books: Visual Studies Workshop Press 1971-2008, Joan Lyons, (Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2009) pp.7-10.

"Book Production of Russian Avant-Garde Books 1912-1916," JAB (Journal of Artists' Books), Fall 2009, pp.39-.

"Looks, Is, and Does," Packington Review, Issue 2, April 2009, pp.47-53.

"Nano-Graphology and Models of Digital Writing as Notation, Inscription, Trace, Code, and Attitude," Beyond the Margins, (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, and University of the Arts, London, 2009) n.p.

"Driving myths and sad realities," A Tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein, edited by Susan Bee and Marjorie Perloff (Belladona Series, 2009) pp.i-iv.

"Blind Spots," editorial note, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 2009.

"Entity to Event: From a mechanistic to a probabilistic approach to materiality," Parallax, #53, Disturbing Spaces, Evey Kalyva, ed., December 2009, pp.7-17.

Aesthetics to Aesthesis, School of Visual Art, Winter, 2009

Experimental writing and artists' books, Journal of Artists' Books, special issue, unpublished.

Embedment, American Letters and Commentary, #21, 2009, pp.57-64.

I.nterpret Whitepaper, U.C. Santa Barbara, February 2009

Lettrism?, unpublished

Reconsidering Meggs and Hollis, Design Culture, Vol. 1, No.1, March 2009; pp.51-78.

Undead Poetics, unpublished, forthcoming.

Gelett Burgess and Le Petit Journal des Refusées, introduction to the critical edition, Rice University Press, 2009


"What is Graphic about Graphic Novels," English Language Notes, Vol. 46.2, Fall/Winter 2008, pp. 39-56.

"Graphic Devices: Narration and Navigation," Narrative, Vol.16, No.2, May 2008, pp.121-139.

"Not Sound," "The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound," eds. Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), pp.237-248.

"Making Space: Image Events in an Extreme State," Cultural Politics, Volume 4, No.1, March 2008, pp. 25-45.

"A New Naturalism," Life, Death, and Beauty, Alberto Rey exhibit at the Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, November 2008; pp.5-9.

"Louise Sandhaus," Individual Artists' Fellowships, C.O.L.A. 2008, p. 42.

"Letterpress Language: Typography as a Medium for the Visual Representation of Language," Leonardo, Vol.41, no.1, Jan/Feb. 2008 (originally published 1984, chosen for a 40th anniversary celebration issue).

"Digital Provocations and Applied Aesthetics: Projects in Speculative Computing," Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools, Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, eds., (Minneapolis, MN: Univerisity of Minnesota Press, 2008) pp.150-165.

Emigré, introduction to catalogue raisonnĂ©e, commissioned but unpublished

Metaphor Taking Shape, "The Poetics of Book Space," Bienecke Library, Yale University, March 13, 2008

Writing Event, "Untitled: speculations on the expanded field of writing," organized by Christine Wertheim and Matias Viegener RedCat, Disney Center, October 24, 2008

Interpretation in E-Space, The Liquid Page, Tate Modern, London, June 2008


"To figure out what is happening," interview by Tate Shaw (with JD), JAB 21, 2007, pp.3-13.

"Making Space: Image-Events in an Extreme State," Cultural Politics, Summer/Fall 2007.

"Text Models: Performative Metatexts, Metadata, and Markup," EJES, Vol. No2., August 2007; pp.177-191.

"Digital/Visual/Poetical," Text Technology, Summer 2007.

"Second Day." nOulipian Analects, Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim, eds.,Los Angeles: Les Figues Press, Summer 2007.

"Visual Knowledge Representation," Jessica Feldman and Rob Stilling, eds., Thinking of Reading.

"The Virtual Codex," A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, Ray Siemens, ed., Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, pp.216-232.

"Mad Love/Puppy Love," Mad Love, exhibition catalogue essay, Aarken Musuem of Modern Art, (Aarken, Denmark), Summer 2007.

Art and Media, Critical Terms for Media Studies, W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark N.B. Hansen, eds., University of Chicago Press, pp.3-18.

Visualizing Interpretation, unpublished talk, Miami University, Ohio, 2007

Ideas of Books, unpublished talk, "Artists’ Books: Ideas and Projects," Columbia College, Chicago, keynote for Action/Interaction: Book Art Conference, June 8-10.

Speculative Aesthetics, unpublished talk, version of "Digital Provocations and Applied Aesthetics, Projects in Speculative Computing," Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools, Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, eds., (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2008) pp.150-165


"Neon Sigh: Epistemological Refamiliarization," Avant-Post, Louis Armand, ed., Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2006, pp. 71-84.

"Intimate Authority," catalogue essay, National Museum of Women in the Arts, for The Book As Art exhibition, Fall 2006.

"Contrasts and Connections, Paintings by Susan Bee and Miriam Laufer," exhibition catalogue essay, AIR Gallery, NY Feb-March 2006.

"Erotic Method" exhibition catalogue essay on Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, April 2006.

"Fallen Idols," catalogue essay, Neon Boneyard, Judy Natal, Center for American Places, 2006.

"Graphical Readings and the Visual Aesthetics of Textuality," Text, #16, (dated 2005, actually appeared 2006), pp.267-276.

"Procedures Performed and Executed" exhibition catalogue essay on the work of Bruce Nauman, Tate Modern, Liverpool, May 2006.

"Humanities Games and the Market in Digital futures," Criticism, Vol. 47:2, Wayne State University, June 2006.

"Exposing the Hidden Tradition," exhibition catalogue essay for e-motive: Visual Poetry in the Digital Age, University of Essex Gallery, Summer 2006.

"A moving target: defining digital humanities," What Is Digital Media Studies? Marcel O'Gorman, editor, MIT University Press.

"Quantum Leap: Beyond Literal Materiality," Looking Closer 5, NY: Allworth Press, 2006, pp.26-31.

Visualizing Interpretation, CaSTA, University of New Brunswick, October 20, 2006


"UnVisual and Conceptual" in Open Letter, Toronto, CA, December 2005.

Don't Pay Any Attention to Him, He's 90% Water: The Cartooning Career of Boris Drucker, "Biographical Essay", Joseph Lubin House, NYC, pp.9-32.


"Interactive, Networked, and Algorithmic"At A Distance, Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark, eds., MIT Press, 2004;pp.34-59. (written 2002, published 2004)

"Designing Ivanhoe," in Text Technology, special issue, Geoffrey Rockwell, ed., (Publication date, No.2, 2003, finally appeared in 2004); pp.19-41.

"Modernity and Complicity: a dialogue," with Jerome McGann, Textual Practice, Special issue edited by Tyrus Miller, "Poetry Matters: Essays in Honour of Marjorie Perloff;" Volume 18, Issue 2, Summer 2004; pp. 207-220.

"The Crux of Conceptualism," Conceptual Art, Michael Corris, ed. (written 1998, finally published) Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp.

"Speculative Computing," Companion to Digital Humanities, John Unsworth and Susan Schreibman, eds., Blackwells, 2004

"What is a Letter?" Education of a Typographer, Steve Heller, ed., Allworth Press, NY; pp.78-90.

"Typographic Intelligence," Typographically Speaking: The Work of Matthew Carter, re-issued by Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

"Affectivity and Entropy, " Objects and Meaning, Anna Fariello and Paula Owen, eds., Scarecrow Press (Winter 2003, actual publication 2004)


Excerpt from The Alphabetic Labyrinth, for Communication in History, edited by Paul Heyer and David Crowley, Addison Wesley Longman, 2003

"Digital Hybridity and the Question of Aesthetic Opposition," Adrift in the Techno-logical Matrix, David Erben, ed., Bucknell Review, 46.2 (written 1998).

"Iliazd and the Modern Art of the Book," Splendid Pages, Bareiss Collection exhibition, Julie Melby, curator, Toledo Museum, Spring 2003 (written 2001), pp.

"Visual Studies," Afterimage, Volume 31.1, July/August 2003, pp.4-5.

"Nature's Art and Technological Imagination," Introduction to Joseph Scheer, Night Visions, Prestel, London, written/published 2003, pp.14-17.

"Critical Intersections," syllabus, Teaching Graphic Design, Steven Heller, ed., Allworth Press, 2003, pp.247-257.

Excerpts and Entanglements, Keynote, Danish Institute for Document Design and University of California, Berkeley, August 13


"From Mallarmé to Meta-Data," Link, Baltimore, MD, Bill Sebring, ed., pp.31-54.

"The Critical 'Languages' of Graphic Design," Looking Closer #4, Steve Heller, ed., NY: Allworth Press, 2003, pp.168-182.

"Intimations of Immateriality," Re-Imagining Textuality, Neil Fraistat and Elizabeth Loizaux, eds., University of Wisconsin Press, pp.152-177.

"Ruskin's Horror of the Flesh: The Ideology of the Virtual," for Hypertext Yearbook,#2, Raine Koskima, ed., Summer 2002.

"Experimental Typography as a Modern Art Practice," excerpt from The Visible Word, in Conceptual Art, Peter Osborne, ed., (London: Phaidon Press, 2002); p. 238.

"Typographic Intelligence: The Work of Matthew Carter," The Art of Matthew Carter, exh. catalogue, Margaret Re., ed., UMBC, Albin O. Kuhn Library, pp.9-12.

"Digital Media: The Generative Potential of Meta-technology" Cortona International Symposium Catalog, Univ. of Georgia, Spring 2002.

"Pictographs," with Jerome McGann, Information Design, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.95-106.

"The Futurist Work of Ilia Zdanevich," Back to Futurism, Nicholas Rzhevsky, ed., Slavic and East European Arts, Vol. 10, Nos. 1 and 2, Winter 2002, pp.13-44.

Translations of existing work:

"Il libro d'artista oggetto raro e/o auratico," L'oggetto libro 2001, Milan: Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, 2002, pp.176-199.

"The Future of Writing," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, 16 into Turkish for Turkish Literary Review, translated by Onder Otcu


"Digital Ontologies," Leonardo, Vol,. 34, No.2, ppp.141-145.

"Visual Performance of the Poetic Text," ProFemina, #24-24, Belgrade.

"Theatrical Spaces: The Artist's Books of John Eric Broaddus," exhibition catalogue, Yale University Library, Arts of the Book Collection, 2000.

"Who's Afraid of Visual Culture?" Art Journal, Winter 1999, Vol.58, #4, (2000 publication date), pp. 36-57.

"Feminism, Theory, and Art Practice," introduction, MEANING anthology, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, eds.,Duke Univeristy Press, pp. ix - xxiii.

"Plastic Phallic Fantastic," Sex Appeal, Steve Heller, ed., Allworth Press, NY, pp. 69-73.

"Critical Perceptions of Emerging Text Forms," American Letters and Commentary, #12.

"The Artist's Book as Idea and Form," Book of the Book, Jerome Rothenberg and Steve Clay, eds., Granary Books, N, pp. 376-388.

"Signs of Life, Spaces of Art." Graphic Design and Reading, edited by Gunnar Swanson, Allworth Press, NY anthology pp. 31-50.

"Review of Pete Spence's Vienna Railway," in Heat, #14, Australia, pp.212-215.

Roundtable on hypermedia with Loss Glazier, Mark Amerika, and Judy Malloy: Riding the Meridian, Winter 2000, (


"Experimental Narrative and Artist's Books," exhibition catalogue, Foster Hall Gallery, Louisia State University, Sept.5-30; JAB #12, p.3-25.

"Vital Signs: Organs of insight/symbolic anatomy" exhibition catalogue, Shelagh Keeley, Sept. 23-Oct.30; Cencebaugh Contemporary, NY, unpaginated.

"Collaborative Ty/opography," Afterimage, Nov./Dec.1999, Vol.27, No.3; p.9.

"Reappropriating Paradise," exhibition catalogue, Alberto Rey, Nov. 13-Jan. 15, 2000, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY, unpaginated.


"Visual Performance of the Poetic Text," Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word, edited by Charles Bernstein, Oxford University Press, pp. 131-161.

"Talking Theory/Teaching Practice," Education of a Graphic Designer, Steve Heller, ed., Allworth Press, pp.79-86.

"Design Theory," Design Dialogues, Steve Heller and Elinor Pettit, eds., Allworth Press, pp.139-144.

"Information in Your Face: The Interface Challenge," AIGA, Journal of Design, The Mutant Design Issue, Louise Sandhaus, ed., Vol.16, No.2, p.13-15.

"Modernism," entry in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly, Oxford University Press, pp.

"Artwork and Real History: The Persistence of Feminist Vision," exhibition catalogue, Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Alison Ferris, editor/curator, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, Maine, September 25 - December 6, 1998.

"The Next Word," The Next Word, exhibition catalogue, Neuberger Museum, to accompany the exhibition, September 20, 1998 - January 30, 1999.

"The Next Body and Beyond: Meta-Organisms, Psycho-Prostheses, and Aesthetics of Hybridity," Digital Creativity, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.19-24, Roy Ascott, ed.


"The Art of the Written Image," catalogue essay for The Dual Muse: Artist as Writer / Writer as Artist, Fall 1997, The Gallery of Art, Washington University, St.Louis.

"The Myth of the Democratic Multiple," ArtPapers, October 1997.

"Thingness and Objecthood," Sculpture, Vol.16, No.4, April 1997, pp.2 - 23.

"Art in the Exploded Field: Diversity in American Art from 1975 to the Present," catalogue essay for a travelling exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum, Art at the End of the 20th Century (translated in Greek, Spanish, German, and Italian); sites at the National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece (June 10- Sept. 30, 1996); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (December 20, 1996-March 31, 1997); Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (June-September 1997); Castello di Rivoli (Fall 1997).

"Artists' Books: Historical Conceptions to Electronic Possibilities," Counter, No. 7, Fall 1997, The University of Iowa Center for the Book, p. 7-18.

"The Self-Conscious Codex: Artists' Books and Electronic Media," Substance, #82, special issue Metamorphosis of the Book, edited by Renée Riese Hubert, Spring 1997, pp.93-112.


"Static Object/ Dynamic Form," Sculpture, Vol.15, No.9, Nov1996, p. 20-26.

"Art in the Exploded Field: Diversity in American Art from 1975 to the Present," Art at the End of the 20th Century, Whitney Museum of American Art.

"The Word to the Book to The Word Returned," catalogue essay, Ken Campbell exhibition, British Art Center, Yale University.

"Critical Pleasure," catalogue essay, Joseph Nechvatel, Retrospektive, Galerie Berndt, Köln.

"Simulacral Exoticism," AIGA Journal, Vol.14, No.3, 1996, pp.31-33.

"Concrete Poetry: Historical Context and Basic Concepts," Experimental — Visual — Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s, Avant-Garde Critical Studies, eds. Eric Vos, K. David Jackson, and Johanna Drucker.


"A Critical Metalanguage for the Book as an Artform," Talking the Boundless Book, Book: Art, Language & the Book Arts, Charles Alexander, ed., Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, 1995, p. 27-32.

"Out from Tradition," Quarry West, #32, Fall 1995, p.113-119.

"Le Corps d'A Côté," Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Spring, 1995, p.47-63.

"Present Tensions of the Book," exhibition essay for Corona Palimpsest, Nora Ligorano / Marshall Reese, Christinerose Gallery, NYC, October.

"Mediated Identities: Women Artists' Books in the 1970s," Artist's Book YearBook 1994-95, ed. by Tanya Peixoto, London, p.76-83.

"Synthetic Sensibilities: New Work in a Long Tradition," August-Sept., 1995, catalogue essay for CORTEXt: a survey of recent visual poetry, Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee.

"Genetic Metaphors, Information Sensibility, and Artistic Procreation: The Project work of Eric Chan and Heather Schatz 1988-95," catalogue essay, Santa Barbara Contemporary Artists' Forum, Summer 1995.

"The Future of Writing," Emigré, No.35, Summer 1995, n.p.


"The Visual Life of Language," in Verbal Hothouse, exhibition catalogue, The Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Com. College, Wolfson Campus; p.2-10.

"Modernist Surface, Semiotic Sign and the Hermeneutic Trace: Jackson Pollock," Semiotica 102 1/2 (1994); p5-26.

"The Public Life of Artists' Books: Questions of Identity," Journal of Artists' Books, No.2, Fall 1994; p.1-2, 4, 6, 10-11.

"Luminous Volumes," (excerpt) in Contemporary Impressions, Journal of the American Print Alliance; Vol. 2, #1, Spring 1994; p.21-24.

"The Alphabet Explained: Or, the Origin and Progress of Letters," Columbia Library Columns,Vol.XLIII, No. 2, February 1994, p.15-24.

"Artists' Books and the Cultural Status of the Book," Journal of Communication, Vol. 44, No. 1, Oxford University Press, Winter 1994, Sandra Braman, editor, special issue on books, p.12-42.


"Collaboration without Object(s) in the Early Happenings," Art Journal (issue on Interactions between Artists and Writers, guest editor Debra Balken), Vol. 52, No. 4, December 1993, p.51-58.

"Contemporary Mexican Artists' Books" exhibition catalogue, Headlands Center for the Arts and Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco.

"The Work of Mechanical Art in the Age of Electronic Reproduction," Offset, exhibition catalogue at Granary Books, Dec. 2 - Jan. 25, 1994.

"Luminous Volumes: Granary's Books," exhibition catalogue, Granary Books, October 28 - November 27.

"Simulation/Spectacle," Third Text, #22, Spring 1993, p. 3-16.


"Typographic Manipulation of the Poetic Text in early 20th Century Avant-Garde," Visible Language Vol.25, No. 2-3, p. 231-56.

"Visual Pleasure: Feminist Perspective," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, No. ll, p. 3-11.

"Harnett, Haberle & Peto: Visuality and Artifice in the Proto-Modern Americans," Art Bulletin, Vol. LLXIV, No. 1, p. 37-50.

"Exclusion/Inclusion vs. Canon Formation" How(ever), Vol. VI, No .4., p. 13-14.


"Spectacle and Subjectivity," Public Fantasy: The Work of Judith Barry, Institute for Contemporary Art, London.

"Robert Smithson: Beyond the limits of Modernism," intro to: Robert Smithson: Works on Paper, by Eugenie Tsai, Columbia University Press, p. xii-xvii.

"Judith Barry: Spectacle and Subjectivity," Artscribe, March/April, p. 41-43.

"Susan Bee: Arcane Painting," Sulfur, Spring 1991, 172-77.


"On Not Working Out of a Tradition," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, #6, November.

"Architecture and the Concept of the Subject," in Architect's People, ed. by Russ Ellis & Dana Cuff, Oxford University Press, p.163-182.


"Alan Kaprow and the Myth of Aesthetic Autonomy," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, #5.

"Iliazd and the Book as a Work of Art," Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Winter 1988, p. 36-51.

"Absence of Vision: The State of the Art of Art Criticism," ArtPapers, Vol. 12, No. 2, March/April 1988, p.19-20.


"The Words That Describe It: Culture in the Post-Modern Era," OBLONG, 2, p. 19-22.

"Art Without Rhetoric," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, #2, p. 38-42.

"Tristan Tzara," Another Room, Vol. III, No. 9.

"Women's Visions: Does Gender Matter?" ArtPapers, Vol. 11, No. 5.

"Les Immateriaux," M/E/A/N/I/N/G, #1, p. 18-23.

"The Pornographic Response," Theory/Flesh, UTURN, Vol. I, No. 3, p. 19-20.

"Critical Work," OTTOTOLE, Vol. I., No. 2, p. 132-134.


"The Subject In/As History," OBLONG, Vol. I, No. 1, p. 5-6.

"Les Immateriaux: Longterm Effects of the Exhibition," Theory/Flesh, UTURN, Vol. I, No. 2, p. 5.

"Hypergraphic Novel: Lemaítre's Private Language," Poetics Journal, Vol. 1, No. 6., p. 119-126.


"Women and Language," Poetics Journal, No.4.

"Language in the Landscape," Landscape Magazine, p. 7-13.

"Typography as a Medium for the Visual Representation of Language," Leonardo, Vol. 17, #1, p. 8-16.

"Joe Slusky: Critical Review," Concrete.


"Close Reading: A Billboard," Poetics Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2., p. 82-84.

"From Baltimore to California by way of New York," L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Anthology, Univ. of Southern Illinois Press.

  Scholarly/Critical Books

Graphesis: The Visual Production of Knowledge in a Digital Era, under contract (Harvard University Press, anticipated publication date Fall 2013).

What Is? (A Letter, Writing, A document, Graphic about Graphic Textuality, etc.), (Cuneiform Press, forthcoming January 2013)

Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects, exhibition catalogue for retrospective, (Epicenter Press, Columbia College, Chicago, 2012)

Digital_Humanities, with Anne Burdick, Todd Presner, Peter Lunenfeld, and Jeffrey Schnapp (forthcoming, MIT Press, 2012)

Le Petit Journal des Refusées, critical edition (Rice University Press, 2009)

SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing, (University of Chicago Press, 2008)

Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide, with Emily McVarish, (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008)
--- Second edition, revised, with new chapter on "Globalisation." (2012)

Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (University of Chicago Press, 2005)

Figuring the Word: Essays on Books, Writing, and Visual Poetics (Granary Books, 1998)

The Century of Artists' Books (Granary Books,1995)
----. , 2nd ed., Intro. by Holland Cotter, (Granary Books, 2004)

The Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination (Thames and Hudson, Spring 1995)(Italian translation, 2001) Catalan translation, 2001

The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art (The University of Chicago Press, Spring 1994) (paperback, Fall 1996)

Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition (Columbia University Press, Summer 1994) (paperback, Spring 1996)

Edited Books:

Experimental — Visual — Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s, co-edited by Eric Vos, K. David Jackson, and Johanna Drucker; Avant-Garde Critical Studies #10, Rodopi, Atlanta and Amsterdam, 1996; includes "Experimental, Visual, and Concrete Poetry: A Note on Historical Context and Basic Concepts," pp.39-61.

Digital Reflections: The Dialogue of Art and Technology, Art Journal, Fall 1997; guest editor: with articles by Simon Penny, Janet Zweig, Deborah Haynes, Paul Zelevansky, Eduardo Kac, Dew Harrison, Jonathan Harris, and Jon Ippolito.