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Matt Barton

Associate Professor
Saint Cloud State University

Dr. Matt Barton is a professor of English at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. He's the author of several books and articles on videogames, wikis, and digital rhetoric.


Dr. Matt Barton is a tenured associate professor of English at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he has been teaching courses in writing and technology since 2005. He is the producer of “Matt Chat,” a weekly YouTube program featuring interviews with noted videogame developers and in-depth retrospectives of great videogames. He’s the author of Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers and Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games. He’s the co-author of Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time. He lives in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, with his wife Elizabeth.



Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Videogames, rhetoric, wikis, digital humanities, cultural studies, composition

Personal Interests

    Science fiction and fantasy



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Computers and Composition

Paradox and Promise: MySpace, Facebook, and the Sociopolitics of Social Networki

Published: Mar 01, 2010 by Computers and Composition
Authors: Gina Maranto, Matt Barton
Subjects: Information Technology

This article situates current theoretical, rhetorical, and ethical analyses of the net's most prominent social networking sites, MySpace and Facebook. It also discusses the implications of bringing these web sites into the classroom, comparing how students, teachers, and administrators use (and abuse) these spaces.


Matt Chat

Published: Oct 15, 2013

Matt's interviews with videogame luminaries and retrospectives.