Resource

The Book of Disquiet Archive as a Collaborative Textual Environment

Manuel Portela

From Digital Archive to Digital Simulator This article presents the Book of Disquiet Digital Archive (LdoD Archive, https://ldod.uc.pt/), a free online resource to be published in 2017. It begins with a brief introduction to the textual history of this work by the Portuguese modernist writer Fernando Pessoa and then focuses on the dynamic functionalities of… Read more »

Response to our Call for Digital Utopias: The Hide

Rob Sherman

Rob Sherman responded to our Call for Digital Utopias pieces with ‘The Hide’ . We’re thrilled to publish this short fiction, a creative practice response which has arisen out of Rob’s on-going academic research into robots and Artificial Intelligence.  This piece is a distillation of some fascinating research into affective robotics and human-robot-interaction; research that has… Read more »

Forgetful Typewriter Project – Emergent Technology and the Future of Literature

PETER AIELLO

Many writers have explored the use of new forms of software to supplement their writing practice, such as the use of a preferred interface to increase focus, or an application that boosts productivity. Equally notable are the advancements and innovations taking place in emergent technology such as: VR, AI, facial recognition, algorithms, and creative code,… Read more »

Research

What in the world is ambient literature?

Amy Spencer

Can we shape a digital literary form using the world around us? What happens to literature when a reader is mobile and engaged in a narrative both spatially and temporally? How can a writer use ubiquitous computing, available using a smartphone, to situate readers in a literary work? Such questions brought together researchers from three… Read more »

Love Letters – Performance, Creative Technologies, Audience Participation

Yiota Demetriou

“[…] the special dialectic of the love letter, both blank (encoded) and expressive (charged with longing to signify desire)” (Barthes, p. 157) I am a performance practitioner and researcher, interested in archives, personal collections, and spoken histories. My work is immersive and allows for audience participation through using audience stories as the main focus of… Read more »

Experience