In Books
  • Emerson, Lori. Reading Writing Interfaces : From the Digital to the Bookbound. Electronic Mediations. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014, pp. 183-84.

      "John Cayley and Daniel C. Howe's How It Is in Common Tongues is intensely concerned with drawing attention to the profound influence of Google's search engine and how it works on readingwriting practices. ... a disruptive response to the computing industry's insistent drive to create devices that are nearly invisible."

  • Portela, Manuel. Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013, pp. 343-47.

      "Paths and patterns that highlight words and phrases within a preexisting text give viewers a representation of acts of reading as performative or deformative interventions that establish their cognitive and perceptual associations with the textual field. ... Because every machine reading is also a new instance of writing available for a human reader, the act of reading the machine reading becomes a model for the infinite iterability of writing as actualized by each reading act."

  • The Readers Project, ELMCIP Record, 2013.
  • Ricardo, Franciso J. The Engagement Aesthetic: experiencing new media art through critique. International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics 4. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. See: pp. 176-81 of chapter 14 in the section of this book that considers 'Engagement as Post-Literary Mechanism'.
  • Remediating the Social. Ed. Simon Biggs. Edinburgh: ELMCIP, 2012. Link to the spread representing the Common Tongues installation.
  • Schäfer, Jörgen. 'Netzliteratur.' Handbuch Medien Der Literatur. Eds. Natalie Binczek, Till Dembeck and Jörgen Schäfer. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 481-501.
  • Biggs, Simon. 'The Hyperstitial Poetics Of Net-Work Media.' in Remediating the Social, Edinburgh: ELMCIP, 2013, p. 161.

Conference Papers & Articles :
Publications by Artists
Directly addressing the Readers :

Howe, Daniel C., and John Cayley. 'The Readers Project: Procedural Agents and Literary Vectors.' Leonardo 44.4 (August 2011): 317-24.
MIT Press online site with abstract
Copy of the version of record in the Brown Digital Repository

Howe, Daniel C., and John Cayley. 'Reading, Writing, and Resisting: Literary Appropriation in The Readers Project.' International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA). Eds. Kathy Cleland, Laura Fisher and Ross Harley. Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology and the University of Sydney, 2013.
Copy of the version of record in the Brown Digital Repository

Cayley, John. 'Beginning with 'the Image' in How It Is When Translating Certain Processes of Digital Language Art.' Translating E-Lit (2014): Winter 2014, forthcoming on the site of the Université, Paris 8.
Author accepted manuscript in the Brown Digital Repository

Cayley, John. 'Writing to Be Found and Writing Readers.' Digital Humanities Quarterly 5.3 (2011):

Context :

Cayley, John. 'Terms of Reference & Vectoralist Transgressions: Situating Certain Literary Transactions over Networked Services.' Amodern 2 (2013):
Author accepted manuscript in the Brown Digital Repository

Cayley, John. 'N-gram.' The John Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Eds. Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson and Benjamin J. Robertson. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 358-59.