Article Archive: Research

The Hidden Systems of Academic Writing – 6 Findings from Research

We’ve been working with The London School of Economics’ Impact blog to explain the findings of our user research into academic writing. Over January and February this year, we interviewed 23 scholars across the world to help us get a better understanding of how they write — the practices they adopt, the processes they use and the… Read more »

Between Fjords And Power Cords: The Fulbright Adventures Of Writing Digital in Norway

Syringes And Walls And Foundations It’s December, midway through my Fulbright year in Bergen, Norway. My wife, digital artist Alinta Krauth and I live on the third floor of a mansion. It’s a stately building landed on a high hump between mountains and waterways and owned by the University of Bergen.  The building is, like… Read more »

Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2.0

It’s been an exciting year for digital fiction: we saw a major work emerge in the mainstream, for the mainstream, and turn into a viral hit – Jon Bois’s 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future. The mobile digital fiction platform oolipo was launched, and Dreaming Methods and Mez Breeze’s All the Delicate… Read more »

The Audience Enwrapped: Prototyping 360 Video as an Immersive Story Form

The virtual reality (VR) showcase held behind the festival main stage felt like a scene from William Gibson’s prophetic novel Neuromancer. In the dimly lit digital den filled with trendy twenty-somethings, attendees waited in line to hack their minds with headgear displaying digital fantasies. This scene is becoming increasingly more frequent around the world, whether at… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“Boying” Mary Anne Ashley…

Jack Wolf

…Writing a Transgender Character as a Political Act, and the Linguistic Potential for Change. The personal, according to Carol Hanisch, is political[i]. Which partner, in any relationship, makes the tea is political. Who loads the washing machine and puts it on to cycle is political. Who – literally – wears the trousers is political. To… Read more »