Articles by Amy Spencer

Calling Digital Writers: The Beyond the Book Commission

Amy Spencer

“Is the smartphone – always with us, always on – the perfect reading device?” – Kate Pullinger (Writer and Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University) The newly launched Beyond the Book commission is for digital writers with a connection to the South West of England who want to answer this question. Developed by… Read more »

What in the world is ambient literature?

Amy Spencer

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 »