Article Archive: Experience

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 »

Book Design in an era of Digital Formats and Self Publishing

“Design works not because people understand or even appreciate it but because it works subliminally.” – Erik Spiekerman Erik Spiekerman is one of the world’s most renowned book designers and typesetters, with over 323,000 followers on Twitter. We interviewed him last year at Reedsy and left us with this perfect quote. The core principle of… Read more »

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The new art of writing in Instagram and Twitter

In the late 1950s JG Ballard worked on a novel that was to be posted in fragments, on advertising billboards. Although it never properly came to fruition, what Ballard managed to put together of “Project For A New Novel” takes the layout of advertising and makes it something else. Squint at the Ballard’s page and… Read more »

Provocare: Murderous Feminism in Liminal Fiction

“Queensland Digital Writing on the international stage: QUT and The Writing Platform” is an Arts Queensland-funded programme which supports collaborations between writers and interactive designers to develop works for exhibition on The Writing Platform.  The first project supported by the programme is ‘Provocare‘, a digital fiction, created by Meg Vann, Mez Breeze and Donna Hancox.  ‘Provocare’… Read more »

Why I Love RPGs

Now more than ever, writers are moving away from traditional narratives and towards interactive and experimental storytelling. Role-Playing Games (RPG) enable each participant to assume the role of a character that can interact within the game’s imaginary world. Participants create in-depth storylines and develop highly complex skills in character development and pacing. And with a… Read more »