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Igor Goldkind

Igor Goldkind was born in Lansing, Michigan and raised in San Diego, California. He is an author, poet, and lecturer who currently specializes in Computational Narrative and Speculative Realism. In 1983, Goldkind moved to Paris to work as a radio journalist and studied with Michel Foucault, the French Post-Structuralist scholar. After receiving a graduate certificate from La Sorbonne, Goldkind moved to London where he worked first for Titan Books in the 1980s as a marketing consultant and PR spokesperson. Here, Goldkind helped develop and promoted the term "graphic novel" as a way to help sell the trade paperbacks then being published. Goldkind has taught and lectured at Liverpool University, St. Martins School of Design, and the London College of Printing. He is considered by his contemporaries to be an expert in the growing fields of Computational Narrative and Speculative Realism. He continues to write and serve as the creative mind behind projects that link computational technologies with art, education, and storytelling. Igor Goldkind's most recent work , IS SHE AVAILABLE?, incorporates poetry, art, music, and animation; a collbaoration with over 25 artists from the comic, fantasy and fine art. published Chameleon Publishing.