Kari Kraus is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland. Her research, teaching, and creative interests focus on new media and the digital humanities, Human-Computer Interaction, AI- and computer-generated poetry, and book history. She was a local Co-Principal Investigator on two grants for preserving virtual worlds; the Principal Investigator on an Institute of Museum and Library Services Digital Humanities Internship grant; and, with Derek Hansen, the Co-Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation grant to study Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and transmedia storytelling in the service of education and design. In 2015, she and collaborators at the University of Maryland and Brigham Young University partnered with NASA on DUST, a game promoting the deep-time sciences. In 2017, their follow-up game The Tessera was featured as an Official Selection at IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games, which the Los Angeles Times described as “the video game industry’s Sundance.” Kraus spent 2019 in residence at the Library of Congress as a Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies. Currently she is completing Embarkings, a collection of computer-generated poetry. With Matthew Kirschenbaum, Kraus co-directs BookLab.