Steve Tomasula is the author of the novels The Book of Portraiture (FC2); VAS: An Opera in Flatland (University of Chicago Press), an acclaimed novel of the biotech revolution; TOC: A New-Media Novel (FC2/University of Alabama Press); and most recently, IN&OZ (University of Chicago Press). Essays on body art, literature and culture can be found in Data Made Flesh (Routledge), Musing the Mosaic (SUNY), Leonardo (M.I.T.), and numerous magazines both here and in Europe. He holds a doctorate in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. In addition to the riposte listed below, he co-edited, with Anne Burdik, the double issue on Image and Narrative: ebr 6 and ebr 7. Tomasula's other contributions to ebr can be found here: Narrative + Image = Two Languages (in One Work) x Multiple Meanings; Ways of Seeing / Ways of Being; An Image and Narrative Round Up; and Art Doesn’t Give Me a Happy Feeling.