John Cayley is a writer, theorist, and pioneering maker of language art in networked and programmable media. Apart from more or less conventional poetry and translation, he has explored dynamic and ambient poetics; text generation; transliteral morphing - translation; aestheticized vectors of reading – The Readers Project (with Daniel C. Howe); and transactive synthetic language – The Listeners. The latter is a skill for a well-known digital assistant. A reader, Image Generation, was reconfigured and augmented in 2023 and published by Counterpath Press, Denver. Explore its web-based content by following the link. John Cayley now composes as much for reading in aurality as in visuality and investigates the ontology of language in the context of philosophically informed practice-based research. Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, his selected essays are published as Grammalepsy (Bloomsbury, 2018, Bloomsbury Open Access version).

And the above audio introduction was composed by V Manuscript for Cayley's talk, 'The Future of Writing is the Future of Reading,' given to Mairéad Byrne's Writing+ graduate seminar at the Rhode Island School of Design, Oct 14, 2014.