Annette Vee is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Composition Program at University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, digital composition, materiality, and literacy. She is the author of Coding Literacy: How Computer Programming is Changing Writing (MIT Press, 2017), and has published on bots, computer programming, blockchain technologies, intellectual property, and AI-based text generators in Interfaces, Literacy in Composition Studies, WAC Clearinghouse, and Computational Culture. Her current book project, Automating Writing from Automata to AI, examines why and how humans have sought to automate writing across history.
Timothy Laquintano is Associate Professor of English and Director of the College Writing Program at Lafayette College. He holds a PhD in writing and rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Laquintano primarily uses qualitative research to study how ordinary writers adopt and adapt to new communication technologies. His book Mass Authorship and the Rise of Self-Publishing won the 2016 Computers and Writing Distinguished Book Award. He has published articles about the writing practices of professional poker players, propaganda bots on Twitter, and the history of vanity press fraud in the publishing industry. His current research focuses on writing and large language models. He is co-author of a forthcoming article about generative AI, inclusion, and access in higher education, and he is currently conducting a qualitative study of how writers adopt (and sometimes abandon) generative AI tools.
Carly Schnitzler is a Lecturer in the University Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University, where her teaching and research focus on digital rhetoric, creative computation, and the public humanities. Her current book project investigates what creative computation does to amplify and ameliorate social critiques of contemporary digital life. Carly’s other research and writing explores related themes of data ethics, authorship, and digital infrastructures in creative computing and can be found in electronic book review, The CEA Critic, Textshop Experiments, and Expressive Networks: Poetry and Platform Cultures, among other venues. She also founded and co-organizes If, Then: Technology and Poetics, a community working group and event series promoting inclusivity and skills-building in creative computation for artists, scholars, and teachers.