Samantha Gorman is a writer, scholar and media artist who composes for the intersection of text, performance and digital culture. Her current work includes the hybrid iPad novella Penumbra: conceived as a re-imagining of the eBook. She holds an MFA and BA from Brown University in Literary Arts where she studied poetry and writing for digital media. After her MFA, she taught courses in performance studies, digital literature and English at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is concerned with issues surrounding contemporary reading and writing practices: particularly, what these practices mean for the future of our cultural heritage in an increasingly automated world.