Resource

Screenshots: Sleepless

Simon Groth

Screenshots is a weekly feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Sleepless By Natalia Theodoridou What happens to dreams if no one sleeps? That’s the question explored in Natalia Theodoridou’s dark and unsettling short story built on Twine. Based on the premise that human sleep has suddenly become a… Read more »

Screenshots: Generation Loss

Simon Groth

Screenshots is a weekly feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier) By Pascalle Burton Pascalle Burton is an experimental poet, performer, and musician. Shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards, Generation Lossdraws inspiration from Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room, in which speech… Read more »

Research

Between Fjords And Power Cords: The Fulbright Adventures Of Writing Digital in Norway

Jason Nelson

Syringes And Walls And Foundations It’s December, midway through my Fulbright year in Bergen, Norway. My wife, digital artist Alinta Krauth and I live on the third floor of a mansion. It’s a stately building landed on a high hump between mountains and waterways and owned by the University of Bergen.  The building is, like… Read more »

The Audience Enwrapped: Prototyping 360 Video as an Immersive Story Form

James Dillon

The virtual reality (VR) showcase held behind the festival main stage felt like a scene from William Gibson’s prophetic novel Neuromancer. In the dimly lit digital den filled with trendy twenty-somethings, attendees waited in line to hack their minds with headgear displaying digital fantasies. This scene is becoming increasingly more frequent around the world, whether at… Read more »

Experience

New Media Writing Prize: the First Eight Years

James Pope

  Beginnings and developments In 2010 when we began this adventure into new forms of writing, we had no real idea what we would receive as entries. A colleague of mine, Sue Luminati, was creating the first (and as it turned out, only) Poole Literary Festival. Sue pulled off a great success with some terrific… Read more »

Should a Great Writer Ever Feed the Dolphins?

Dan Franklin

What follows is the text of a talk given by Dan Franklin for a seminar called Reading the Data: Informatics and Contemporary Literary Production, co-hosted by the Ambient Literature research project and Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries The title of this talk is ‘Should a Great Writer ever feed the dolphins?’… Read more »

Thoughts on the weaponisation of failure

Tom Abba

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. This is the phrase. Adopted as a pep-talk by silicon valley Imagineers and tech startups, by creative writing students and university lecturers. It doesn’t mean what you think it does. It isn’t a hopeful phrase, isn’t an entreaty to… Read more »