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 »

Opinion

Everyday Stories and Creativity: Regional Queensland and Transformative Technology

Donna Hancox

Australia is a big country. Queensland is a big state in a big country, one that is particularly geographically dispersed and politically fractured. It is also home to some of the poorest areas in Australia that experience many barriers to accessing for arts and cultural activities.  Government regional arts programs have the potential to develop and… Read more »

Experience

The Homeless World Cup: tackling homelessness, playing football and telling stories

Fiona Crawford

How a social enterprise uses football and digital media to bring the problems and perceptions of homelessness into play. Homelessness—one of the world’s most intractable, wicked problems, which is compounded by poor awareness and great stigma—affects millions of people worldwide. Combining an event involving a globally recognised sport—football (soccer)—and an array of digital media tools… 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 »