Resource

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 »

Opinion

The State of the Author

Nicola Solomon

Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, has kindly allowed us to reproduce the talk she gave at the Futurebook Author Day conference in London on 30th November 2015. I have been asked to talk to the state of the author in traditional publishing but I must say that I do not recognise… Read more »

Experience

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 »

Versions of Paradise

Merilyn Simonds

Recently, my collection of flash fiction, The Paradise Project, was published simultaneously as an ebook and in a book-arts edition using technology that would have been familiar to Johannes Gutenberg: hand-set type impressed on handmade paper with a hand-operated press. As the two versions progressed, I had a stunning realisation: publishing has circled back to its… Read more »

The Muted Gestures of Small Press

Vivian Sming

As a publisher of short-run artist books, I often feel like each publication I make is being thrown into a forest. I run over, look around, repeatedly glance over my spreadsheet of sales, and wonder if it has made a sound. With the proliferation of e-books, blogs, and other (free) forms of online publishing, the… Read more »