Helen J Burgess

Helen J Burgess is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she teaches in the communication and technology degree program. She is active in the new media research community as editor of the online journal Hyperrhiz: new Media Cultures, and technical editor of the online journal Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. She is coauthor of Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Enounters with Mars, the first title in the Mariner10 DVD series at the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Her research focuses on the genre of multimedia scholarship as a form of academic inquiry in its own right. She is currently co-writing a book on the practice of multimedia authoring in the context of scholarly research and publication. She has interests in multimedia and web development, open source and open content developments in copyright, science fiction literature, and print culture.

Her next project is Highways of the Mind, a study of media representations of the American Interstate Superhighway system.