Hello. I'm Jason Craft and this is earthx.org, where I keep my personal Web stuff.
I've started writing a book. It's a lot of fun! The working title is Old Green World. It's a science fiction novel, and I'm planning to release it by the second half of 2013.
I'm experimenting with adapting software development methods to the writing process, so, if you want, you can help me review and test.
If you're interested in reviewing work in progress, or just about hearing more as the process goes along, you can sign up!
I did my Ph.D. work at UT Austin, where I studied digital media, popular stories and games, genre theory and semiotics. In my dissertation, I put together a description of what I called fiction networks, and I analyzed the deformative effects they have on narrative. Nowadays, a lot of these ideas have coalesced around the term "transmedia."
I kept a blog during the dissertation writing process. You can also take a look at The Annotated Flex Mentallo. This was a conference course project that has ended up becoming the most popular part of this site.