Noah Wardrip-Fruin: “Expressive Processing”

Noah Wardrip-Fruin: “Expressive Processing”

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is author of Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies (MIT, 2009), and has edited four books, including Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media with Pat Harrigan (MIT, 2007), and The New Media Reader with Nick Montfort (MIT, 2003). He is an Assistant Professor with the Expressive Intelligence Studio in the Department of Computer Science at UCSC.

Expressive Processing is the first volume in the new Software Studies series from MIT Press. Professor Wardrip-Fruin works to develop a software studies approach for digital media by interpreting the computational processes at work in digital fictions and games in a humanities mode. He looks at works experienced by audiences not just as media in the traditional sense, but also as the output of computational processes.