Articles by Simon Groth

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 »

Screenshots: A Modern Ghost

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Screenshots is a weekly feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. A Modern Ghost By Stef Orzech My writer-bias is showing in the byline above since this app’s creators take great pains to attribute it collectively to AltSalt, the ‘digital literature studio’ from which it emerged. Indeed, the drive… Read more »

Screenshots: Paige and Powe

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Paige and Powe By David Thomas Henry Wright On first sight of Julia Lane’s framing illustrations, readers might be forgiven for mistaking Paige and Powe for a kind of graphic novel. Instead, it is a nuanced and complex narrative built… Read more »

Screenshots: Sleepless

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Sleepless By Natalia Theodoridou What happens to dreams if no one sleeps? That’s the question explored in Natalia Theodoridou’s dark and unsettling short story built on Twine. Based on the premise that human sleep has suddenly become a… Read more »

Screenshots: Generation Loss

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Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier) By Pascalle Burton Pascalle Burton is an experimental poet, performer, and musician. Shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards, Generation Lossdraws inspiration from Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room, in which speech… Read more »