While completing his terminal degree in the Brown Graduate Writing Program in 1994, Robert Arellano submitted the first all-digital Master’s thesis in the history of the 250-year-old university. Arellano created the Internet’s original interactive novel, Sunshine ’69, published by Sonicnet (now VH1.com) in 1996. From 1994 to 2003, he taught hypertext fiction and digital narrative workshops in Brown’s pioneering Electronic Writing Program. He presented the keynote addresses at the European Cultural Capital Media Arts Symposium in Stockholm and at the Sundance Film Festival’s first-ever New Media Seminars in Park City. In 2010, he became the founding director of the Center for Emerging Media & Digital Arts at Southern Oregon University.