Articles by Simon Groth

Screenshots: 17776

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. 17776 by Jon Bois “What football will look like in the future.” It looks at first like just another opinion piece by just another American writer for sports-focused site SB Nation. But, very quickly into the story, it… Read more »

Screenshots: Writing With Machine Learning

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Writing with Machine Learning By Robin Sloan Robin Sloan, author of the novels Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough, has recently turned his attention to using artificial intelligence and machine learning as a creative tool. In discussion with… Read more »

Screenshots: Little Emperor Syndrome

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Little Emperor Syndrome by David Thomas Henry Wright Little Emperor Syndrome is a web-based work of narrative fiction that follows the decline of an upper middle-class Australian family across generations. Its elegantly simple technology—html and javascript—is applied in… Read more »

Screenshots: Our Cupidity Coda

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Our Cupidity Coda by Mez Breeze To read through the text of this VR poem by Mez Breeze takes only minutes, but it would be a mistake to think of this work as slight or even brief. Our… Read more »

Screenshots: Core Values

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Core Values by Benjamin Laird Shortlisted for the QUT Digital Literature Award, Core Values is a response to the iconic Australian poem My Country, by Dorothea Mackellar. Updating the original text, it uses technology to not only animate language… Read more »

Screenshots: All the Delicate Duplicates

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. All the Delicate Duplicates By Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell Can a first-person gaming environment be used to tell a story? Of course! But, typically in experiences of this type, the balance between story and game falls heavily… Read more »

Screenshots: Beemgee

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Beemgee An online authoring tool Beemgee is a web-based tool designed demystify complex narrative, breaking it down into its components, and step its users through the minutiae of storytelling, one concept at a time. Essentially, it is a… Read more »

Screenshots: After the Storm

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. After the Storm by Andrew Beck Grace A beautiful example of online documentary, After the Storm recounts Andrew Grace’s first-hand experience with a vicious tornado that ripped through his hometown in Alabama. Its slick production courtesy of Moon Winx… Read more »

Screenshots: Ishmael

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Ishmael by Jordan Magnuson Rather than pushing the boundaries of its technology, this short story focuses squarely on how the web can be used in the service of a narrative. Though it contains elements of interactive fiction, with… Read more »

Screenshots: Frankenbook

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Frankenbook By Mary Shelley, et. al.   That this year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is remarkable considering the novel’s continued relevance to contemporary questions around technology, creativity, and the… Read more »