e x t e n s i o n s | w i t h | g r a t i t u d e
|Media Archaeology Lab|
|Bowery Poetry Club|
|ELMCIP||Newark Review 3.0||VISPO|
photo of CF by George Pacciello
bio / info
Christopher Funkhouser is a Professor and Director of the Communication and Media program in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., M.A), and received his Ph.D. from University at Albany. He attended and has also taught at Naropa University. He is author of Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archeology of Forms, 1959-1995 (Alabama, 2007), New Directions in Digital Poetry (Continuum, 2012), the chapbooks Electro Þerdix (Least Weasel, 2011), pressAgain (Free Dogma, 2014), LambdaMOO_Sessions (Writer’s Forum, 2006), and an e-book (CD-ROM), Selections 2.0, published by the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University (Malaysia), where he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in 2006. Funk’s SoundBox 2012, featured in the exhibition Chercher le Texte at Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2013, interactively unites more than 400 recordings he produced during 2012. As of 2015 he has produced the Poet Ray'd Yo program on WGXC (Hudson, NY)
In 2009, the Associated Press commissioned Funkhouser to prepare digital poems for the occasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration. In 2010, he was University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing Fellow in Poetics and Practice. In 2016 he performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Open Plan: Cecil Taylor exhibition. He is a Contributing Editor at PennSound, an Advisory Board member of University of Colorado’s Media Archaeology Lab, a member of the scientific review committee of the digital literature journal regards croisés (University of Paris 8), and the Academic Advisory Board of Cordite Poetry Review (Australia). He is on the Literary Advisory Board of the Electronic Literature Organization, the Advisory Board of the Digital Poetry Archive of Canada, and is an External Collaborator with Núcleo de Ciberteatro, Insituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal). He was Digital Poet-in-Residence at Bowery Poetry Club (New York City).