Article Archive: Resource

The Book of Disquiet Archive as a Collaborative Textual Environment

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 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

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 »

The Digital Literary Atlas of Wales

Since taking on my role in the team building the Digital Literary Atlas of Wales, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some spectacularly uninteresting places: motorway service stations, forgettable B&Bs, generic fast food outlets, characterless pubs. I’ve spent countless hours in my battered little blue car, crawling behind tractors on snaking mid-Welsh B-roads, swearing loudly… Read more »

Can Technology Help You Write?

Chris Smith

Whether you’re typing into Novlr, downloading via Kindle, self-publishing through Reedsy or reading on Wattpad tech is everywhere. But bar the odd writing app, the process of getting words down remains tech-free. For most writers engaged in writing, tech is at best peripheral and at worst a distraction. But can tech be more than something… Read more »

Five Rules For Creating Disabled Characters

This article first appeared in Write: The Magazine of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and is reproduced here with kind permission of the author. How do you create strong disabled characters? The question goads me. Where disability’s concerned, there’s so much banal, shitty writing out there. Countless authors have resorted to clichés and stereotypes when creating… Read more »