Article Archive: Experience

Love Letters – Performance, Creative Technologies, Audience Participation

“[…] 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

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 »

Watch STORY+ from Brisbane Writers Festival 2016

2016 Story+ retured to Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) for its fourth year with internationally renowned award winning writer and digital creator Kate Pullinger and Google Creative Labs Director Tea Uglow  in conversation with Dr Donna Hancox about the Future of Literature at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. This signature event offered the audiences a chance to explore our digital futures with two… Read more »

The Making of a 100-year poem

For the past two years I have been working on Arctica, an interdisciplinary art project encompassing poetry, photography, visual art, performance, film, artist’s books and a digital public artwork. The project began after I visited the High Arctic in 2013 for an artist’s residency as part of The Arctic Circle programme. The Arctic environment is unique, fragile and rapidly… Read more »

Locating Digital Fiction in Victorian Southampton

Tory L. Dawson

Late last year, whilst in the final throes of my doctorate in Creative Writing, I was invited by my supervisor at the University of Southampton to join an interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust-funded research project entitled: ‘StoryPlaces: Exploring the Poetics of Location-Based Narratives’. Working alongside the university’s creative writing undergraduates, professional writers such as Philip Hoare, and… Read more »

Rife Magazine

Nikesh Shukla

In 2014, we decided to set up digital platform for the young people of Bristol. As part of a talent development programme and as a magazine to amplify young exciting voices in the city, we wanted to see if we could affect positive change among young people. It would be called Rife Magazine. Rife meaning… Read more »

Where Do You Find Yourself? Space, Play, and Duty in the Australian Digital Library

Matt Finch

Matt Finch is the 2016 Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia and a project worker at British Library Labs. In this post, Matt explores how digital literature, facilitated by libraries, can create playful interactive spaces that are truly democratic, responsive to local geography, and open to a wider range of voices…. Read more »