Dene Gri­gar is an As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor in the Dig­i­tal Tech­nol­ogy & Cul­ture Pro­gram at Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­sity Van­cou­ver, CA. Her re­search fo­cuses in the areas of Emer­gent Tech­nolo­gies & Cog­ni­tion, Elec­tronic Lit­er­a­ture, and Ephemera. Her book New Worlds, New Words: Ex­plor­ing Path­ways In and About Elec­tronic En­vi­ron­ments (with John Bar­ber, Hamp­ton Press, 2001) spec­u­lates about the ways in which writ­ing and think­ing change when moved to elec­tronic en­vi­ron­ments, such as the World Wide Web, MOOs, and email. Her sec­ond book, De­fi­ance and Deco­rum: Women, Pub­lic Rhetoric, and Ac­tivism (with Laura Gray and Kay Robin­son) looks at the way women have used Rhetoric to achieve so­cial and po­lit­i­cal goals. Her spe­cific focus in this book is to ex­am­ine new media artists and their par­tic­u­lar meth­ods of ac­tivism. She is also As­so­ci­ate Ed­i­tor of Leonardo Re­views and Trea­surer of the Elec­tronic Lit­er­a­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion.  In 2001 she at­tended a Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Hu­man­i­ties Sum­mer Sem­i­nar at UCLA led by N. Kather­ine Hayles, an ex­pe­ri­ence that led her to un­der­take, from 2002-4, a post-doc­toral study with the Plan­e­tary Col­legium (for­merly the Cen­ter of Ad­vanced In­quiry in the In­ter­ac­tive Arts-Sci­ence Tech­nol­ogy and Art Re­search, CAiiA-STAR) lo­cated at the Uni­ver­sity of Ply­mouth, in the UK. Cur­rent new media pro­jects in­clude the MIND­ful Play En­vi­ron­ment, an in­ter­ac­tive, live game en­vi­ron­ment that she is cre­at­ing with Cana­dian mul­ti­me­dia artist Steve Gib­son and An­tholo­gie, a col­lec­tion of mul­ti­me­dia per­for­mance pieces.