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Jan Rune Holmevik

Jan Rune Holmevik

Associate Professor

Department of English

Dr.Art. Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway; Cand.Philol., Cand.Mag., Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Curriculum Vitae


Digital Publishing and Media Production, Transmedia Storytelling

Research Interests
Digital creativity and literacies, information design, digital transformation

Jan Rune Holmevik, Dr. Art., has taught in higher education in Norway, Denmark, and the United States since 1996. His current teaching interests involve digital creativity and literacy, information design, and technical and pedagogical issues concerning the ongoing digital transformation of higher education. He has been an Adobe Creative Campus thought leader since 2015 and has traveled around the United States, Australia, and England, giving talks and workshops for Adobe on Digital Literacy. Dr. Holmevik has an extensive service record in faculty governance, and he was the 2018/2019 President of the Clemson University Faculty Senate. He continues to serve at the highest levels of faculty governance at the University, among other things, as the faculty liaison to Clemson’s Vice President for Information Technology. He has published academic books since 1998 with Michigan University Press, Allyn & Bacon (now Pearson Higher Education), and MIT Press. His latest book, Information Design for the Post-Truth Era, is forthcoming on Parlor Press in 2023.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Inter/vention: Free Play in the Age of Electracy. Boston: MIT University Press, 2012. Print.

Inside Innovation: The History of the SIMULA Programming Languages. Oslo: Simula Research Laboratory. 2005. Print.

High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs. Edited with Cynthia Haynes. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2nd ed. 2001. Print.

MOOniversity: A Students Guide to Online Learning Environments. With Cynthia Haynes. Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Print.

Edited Journals

Pre/Text special 2-volume issue on Games and Rhetoric, Guest Editor, Jan Holmevik (with chapter introduction).PRE/TEXT. Vol 21. 1-4. 2011.

“Gaming-Across-the-Curriculum” special issue of Currents in Electronic Literacy (July 2010) (

Parlor Press

Transmedia and Electracy Studies, Parlor Press book series co-editor.

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