Rob Wittig

Professional Title
Assistant Professor, English Graduate Faculty

Rob Wittig's background is a combination of Graphic Design, Literature and Digital Culture. In the early 1980s he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. IN.S.OMNIA was one of the earliest online art projects of the digital age. In 1989 he received a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with French philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, titled "Invisible Rendezvous," was published in 1995. Alongside his creative projects, Rob worked for 15 years in major publishing and graphic design firms in Chicago. In 2008 Rob's web project "Fall of the Site of Marsha" was among the first works of electronic literature to be archived in the Library of Congress. He is currently developing high-design, collaborative fiction projects in a form called netprov, networked improv literature. Rob holds an M.A. in Digital Culture from the University of Bergen, Norway, 2011. Rob's book Netprov: Networked, Improvised Literature, an Invitation to Play appeared in 2021.