Jeremy Douglass

Jeremy Douglass is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research focuses on interactive fiction, code, and reader response to textual new media. He is a founder of Writer Response Theory, an academic blog on digital text art, and a developer for numerous projects, including the humanities search engine Voice of the Shuttle.

Essays by this author

Enlightening Interactive Fiction: Andrew Plotkin's Shade


Jeremy Douglass evaluates Shade within the history of interactive fiction, and considers how light is represented in the code structure of scene descriptions, arguing that β€œ[w]ithout vision there is no agency.”

Critical Code Studies Conference - Week Two Discussion


In the second installment of a six-week discussion, contributors search for examples of Critical Code Studies β€œin the wild.” Instead of asking how code can be read critically, they examine how code is already being created and disputed by lawyers, programmers, and the general public.