Resource

Screenshots: After the Storm

Simon Groth

Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. After the Storm by Andrew Beck Grace A beautiful example of online documentary, After the Storm recounts Andrew Grace’s first-hand experience with a vicious tornado that ripped through his hometown in Alabama. Its slick production courtesy of Moon Winx… Read more »

Screenshots: Ishmael

Simon Groth

Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Ishmael by Jordan Magnuson Rather than pushing the boundaries of its technology, this short story focuses squarely on how the web can be used in the service of a narrative. Though it contains elements of interactive fiction, with… Read more »

Screenshots: Frankenbook

Simon Groth

Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Frankenbook By Mary Shelley, et. al.   That this year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is remarkable considering the novel’s continued relevance to contemporary questions around technology, creativity, and the… Read more »

Research

Introducing the Poetry Map

Matt Bryden

Origins The Poetry Map has its origins in a feature on Facebook’s homepage by which users could list countries they had visited and see these appear as pins on a map. While this was a good way of ‘showing off’, it also got me thinking about the places I had lived in the course of… Read more »

The Hidden Systems of Academic Writing – 6 Findings from Research

Chris Smith

We’ve been working with The London School of Economics’ Impact blog to explain the findings of our user research into academic writing. Over January and February this year, we interviewed 23 scholars across the world to help us get a better understanding of how they write — the practices they adopt, the processes they use and the… 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 »