Process Pages

Process Pages, 2022

101 BASIC Poems

101 BASIC Poems, 2013–


Progress, 2022

Generative Unfoldings

Generative Unfoldings, online show of generative art, 2021

Post Hoc index

Post Hoc, online art show of digital images, 2020

Memory Slam index

Memory Slam, reimplemented batch-era digital literature, 2014–

Autopia, detail of window

Autopia, 2016

2x6, detail of window

The Two + 2×6, a collaboration, 2016


Synchrony, a demoparty, 2016–2020


Renderings, a collaboration, 2014–2018

Five Commodore 64s running one-line programs

Programs at an Exhibition, w/ Päll Thayer, 2014

Nanowatt running on a VIC-20

Nanowatt, w/ Patsy Baudoin + Michael C. Martin, 2013

Images from Three Rails Live

Three Rails Live, w/ Roderick Coover + Scott Rettberg, 2013

Round running

Round, 2013

The Deletionist icon

The Deletionist, w/ Amaranth Borsuk + Jesper Juul, 2013

Output from Concrete Perl

Concrete Perl, 2011

Sea and Spar Between detail

Sea and Spar Between, w/ Stephanie Strickland, 2011

Representation of the Taroko Gorge installation at Rutgers Camden

Taroko Gorge, 2009

Code from Through the Park

Through the Park, 2008

A still from videos of readings of Rame and Ream

Ream/Rame, w/ Anick Bergeron, 2007

Output of ppg256-4 on an LED sign

ppg256 series, 2007–2012

Photo of Ream, printed version

Digital Ream + work by Anick Bergeron + Jim Carpenter, 2006

Mystery House Taken Over index

Mystery House Taken Over, w/ Dan Shiovitz + Emily Short, 2005

Book and Volume USB keys and cover illustration

Book and Volume, 2005

Logo and post title from Grand Text Auto

Grand Text Auto, w/ collaborators, 2003-2009

Window from the all-text game Ad Verbum

Ad Verbum, 2000

Winchester's Nightmare hardback

Winchester's Nightmare, 1999

The Help File disk

The Help File, 1999

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities, Second Edition

Nick Montfort, Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities, Second Edition, MIT Press, 2021


Nick Montfort, Golem, Dead Alive / New Sight, 2021

Free (Creative Commons) plain text version
Hard West Turn

Nick Montfort, Hard West Turn, Bad Quarto, 2018

The program that generated Hard West Turn
The Truelist

Nick Montfort, The Truelist, Counterpath, 2017

The program that generated The Truelist
Complete studio recording of The Truelist
The Future

Nick Montfort, The Future, Essential Knowledge series, MIT Press, 2017


Nick Montfort, Sliders, Bad Quarto, 2017


Nick Montfort, Autopia, Troll Thread, 2016


Nick Montfort, Serge Bouchardon, Carlos León, Natalia Fedorova, Andrew Campana, Aleksandra Malecka, and Piotr Marecki, 2x6, Les Figues, 2016

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

Nick Montfort, Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities, MIT Press, 2016

A second edition of this book was published in May 2021
Errata sheet for the first printing

Nick Montfort, Megawatt, Bad Quarto, 2014


Nick Montfort, #!, Counterpath, 2014

World Clock

Nick Montfort, World Clock, Bad Quarto, 2013

10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10

Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Jeremy Douglass, Mark C. Marino, Michael Mateas, Casey Reas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, MIT Press, 2012


Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg, Implementation, 2004 (project) / 2012 (book)

Riddle & Bind

Nick Montfort, Riddle & Bind, Spineless Books, 2010

Racing the Beam

Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost, Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, MIT Press, 2009

Electronic Literature Collection volume 1

N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg and Stephanie Strickland, eds., The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1, ELO, 2006

Twisty Little Passages

Nick Montfort, Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction, MIT Press, 2003

The New Media Reader

Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, eds., The New Media Reader, MIT Press, 2003

2002: A Palindrome Story

Nick Montfort and William Gillespie, 2002: A Palindrome Story, Spineless Books, 2002