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What in the world is ambient literature?

Can we shape a digital literary form using the world around us? What happens to literature when a reader is mobile and engaged in a narrative both spatially and temporally? How can a writer use ubiquitous computing, available using a smartphone, to situate readers in a literary work? Such questions brought together researchers from three… Read more »

What’s The Point Of Empathy Games: Five Examples Of An Expanding Genre

Last year, I almost made an empathy game. It never quite progressed far enough to merit a title, but it did have a main character, some painstakingly-drawn pixel background art, and a mini-game where you could choose what to watch on TV from a list of fictional programmes with names like “Nature Squash” and “Changing… Read more »

CALL TO ACADEMICS: Short Essays on Theory or Practice

The Writing Platform offers a unique environment to publish academic writing that focuses on non-traditional research outputs and non-traditional research methods. We publish at intersection between technology and writing and support sharing knowledge that is underrepresented in traditional academic publishing.  TWP connects you with your community of scholars and provides the capacity for high impact… Read more »

What Right to Write These People?

Heather Sharfeddin

The interior northwestern United States is remote: impenetrable mountains, untamed rivers, and disorienting prairies paired with unpredictable and extreme weather. Once an intricate patchwork of territories occupied by Nez Perce, Salish, Blackfeet, Pend O’Reille, and Sioux, the region has undergone a post-colonial identity shift to that of ranching and hydropower, agriculture and wilderness playground. In… Read more »