John Cayley makes digital language art, particularly in the domain of poetry and poetics. Recent and ongoing projects include The Readers Project with Daniel C. Howe, imposition with Giles Perring, riverIsland, and what we will. A reader, Image Generation, was published in 2015 by Veer Books, London. Cayley is Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.

This introduction was composed by V Manuscript for Cayley's talk, 'The Future of Writing is the Future of Reading,' given to Mairéad Byrne's Writing+ graduate seminar at the Rhode Island School of Design, Oct 14, 2014.