Richard Holeton has lead distinguished careers as a teacher, educational administrator, textbook author, and author of creative hypertext. His acclaimed hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. is his most recognized work of electronic literature. Across his various creative endeavors Holeton has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship (Fiction); an Artists Fellowship in Fiction, California Arts Council; the Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman Fellowship, MacDowell Colony; the Brown Foundation Fellow/Dora Maar House Fellowship; and the Transatlantic Review Award/Henfield Foundation. His writing has been published in venues such as Indiana Review, Mississippi Review, Vassar Review, ZYZZYVA, and Forklift, Ohio.
Holeton served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus at Stanford University. Prior to that he was Senior Director of Learning Environment and Director of Academic Computing Service, also at Stanford. In the Classroom, Holeton has 12 years of teaching experience teaching writing in digital and networked environments. His work from this aspect of his career has been published in the textbook Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age and Educause’s Learning Space Rating System, of which he is the co-creator.
Richard visited the Electronic Literature Lab in February of 2019, where he traversed Figurski at Findhorn on Acid and donated items from his papers to our archives.