PathfindersMain MenuIntroduction to PathfindersAn introduction to Pathfinders with detailed information about the projectJudy Malloy's Uncle RogerJudy Malloy's Opening PageJohn McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom FunhouseJohn McDaid's opening page for Uncle Buddy's Phantom FunhouseShelley Jackson's Patchwork GirlThis is the opening page of the Jackson Reading Path for Patchwork GirlBill Bly's We DescendBill Bly's opening pageTraversals and Interviews DocumentationThe documentation used for the traversals and InterviewsAuthors' and Contributors' BiosThe bios of those who authored and produced PathfindersReferences and For Further ReadingBooks, essays, and non-print media informing PathfindersDene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28Stuart Moulthrop9c9acb26cbb23cd18ff78c8d37fb155e3ea862a5Nouspace Publications | Washington State University Vancouver
John McDaid in the Electronic Literature Lab
12015-05-12T18:51:37-07:00Dene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f2830412John McDaid in the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL)plain2015-05-29T14:01:52-07:00Madeleine Brookman793490c7e41f4e0efe523b50970c1632a02f214b
John G. McDaid is a science fiction writer and citizen journalist from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His hypermedia novel, Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse, published by Eastgate Systems, was a New Media Invision Award finalist in 1993. As a member of the TINAC collective, he has spoken on digital narrative at dozens of colleges and conferences.
He attended the Clarion workshop in 1993 and sold his first short story, the Sturgeon Award-winning “Jigoku no mokushiroku” to Asimov’s in 1995. A novelette, “Keyboard Practice,” appeared in the January, 2005 Fantasy & Science Fiction, and his most recent story, “Umbrella Men,” was the cover story in that magazine in January, 2012. As a citizen journalist, he has written about local news and politics on his site, harddeadlines.com, for the past seven years; his reporting has also appeared on RI Future.
He attended Syracuse University, did graduate work at the New School University, and is ABD in Media Ecology at NYU. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife, Karen, son, Jack, and their feline companions Curiosity and Eclipse.
Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse was released in two formats, on floppy disk and CD, both published by Eastgate Systems, Inc.
✭Version 1.1 June 1993 A box of five floppy disks; a 12-page installation guide; an installation flyer; a letter from Vortex: The Anthology of Cyberfiction; a nine-page short story, entitled "Tree;" two music cassettes, one entitled "Retribution" and the other "The Story of Emily and the Time Machine"
✭Version 1.2 November 1993 A box of one CD; a 12-page installation guide; an installation flyer; a letter from Vortex: The Anthology of Cyberfiction; a nine-page short story, entitled "Tree;" two music cassettes, one entitled "Retribution" and the other "The Story of Emily and the Time Machine"