Articles Tagged: data

Data Driven Creativity

Collecting and analysing the data we generate every day—whether it’s how much we exercise, changes in our heart rate, even how much we use our devices—have become indispensable tools to improve health and wellbeing. Can a similar approach to other data we generate—say when we write—bring benefits to our creative lives? Prolifiko has just launched… Read more »

Breathe – a digital ghost story

What happens when a story comes to you where you are reading? What new types of storytelling are made possible when narrative accesses technology to personalise itself to you? Breathe is a digital ghost story to be read on your phone. It tells the story of a young woman, Flo, who can communicate with the… Read more »

Should a Great Writer Ever Feed the Dolphins?

What follows is the text of a talk given by Dan Franklin for a seminar called Reading the Data: Informatics and Contemporary Literary Production, co-hosted by the Ambient Literature research project and Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries The title of this talk is ‘Should a Great Writer ever feed the dolphins?’… Read more »

Why All Self-Publishers Should Sell Direct

The self-publishing process has become pretty well established by now, a received wisdom that shapes every entrepreneurial writer’s secret dreams: 1. Write book 2. ??? 3. Profit! Amazon is the secret sauce that many self-publishers rely on to propel them to the authorial stratosphere, hoping that they will become the next breakout bestseller. But for the… Read more »

Aerial Performance: Other People’s Audiences

Porter Anderson is an influential American journalist and blogger who focusses on the publishing industry, otherwise known to Porter and his readers as ‘the industry! the industry!’  In this piece Porter explains how he has developed his online presence through writing for other people’s audiences, on other people’s platforms, using Twitter as the string that… Read more »