Robert Arellano is the author of Sunshine ’69, the web’s first interactive novel. He submitted the first digital Masters thesis at Brown University, where he earned both an MFA in creative writing and a bachelor of arts in English with honors in creative writing. Nominated for the 2010 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America (Best Paperback Original category), Arellano’s Cuban noir novel Havana Lunar examines Cuba following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Arellano delivered the inaugural speech at the first Sundance Film Festival New Media Seminar and presented, together with Robert Coover, the keynote address at the 1999 European Cultural Capital Media Arts Symposium in Stockholm.
Having taught writing and literature at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the University of New Mexico in Taos, Arellano recently launched the new Center for Emerging Media and Digital Art (eMDA) at Southern Oregon University.