Powered by WordPress, josullivan.org is intended to serve as something of a “gateway” to my communication and collaboration with others (which I always welcome). It also outlines of my interests and credentials as a researcher, journalist, formally ordained geek and (novice) creative writer. I have a number of ongoing research interests, but my primary focus lies in digital culture and modernity, computational stylistics and electronic textual analysis, humanities computing, modernist literature, textual materiality and hypertextual theory. Other research interests include science fiction, particularly literary works, as well as computer ethics, online gaming and the social implications of technology.
A native of Cork city, Ireland, my third-level education began at Cork Institute of Technology, where I received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Information Technology Management. I undertook two major projects as part of my undergraduate studies. The first of these was concerned with pedagogical applications of technology, while the second saw me develop a framework for ensuring quality assurance and usability within interactive Web-based environments. From here I went on to study English literature at University College Cork, as well as complete my M.Sc. thesis, entitled Morality in the Virtual Space, at CIT.
Professionally, my most extensive experience has been as a freelance journalist, though I have held roles across various other sectors.
I have also tried my hand at writing creatively, though this will always be something of a work in progress. My poetry has appeared in various journals, periodicals and anthologies, including Revival Literary Journal, Outburst Magazine, Bray Arts Journal and Wordlegs. In August 2011, Lapwing Publications released my first collection of poetry, Kneeling on the Redwood Floor.
I admit to possessing an unhealthy knowledge of the Star Wars universe.