Posts By: Amy Spencer

Will AI Destroy Great Writing? 

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is a still image generated by artificial intelligence a photograph, a snapshot of what the AI tool ‘sees’ online, or is it something else entirely? Can the copyright of a film script drafted by AI be owned by the human who prompted it? Will graphic artists and creative writers soon find their labour is no… Read more »


Writing with Technologies Webinar Series

Reading Time: < 1 minute From generative writing tools to augmented publishing processes, artificial intelligence is rapidly changing and challenging the landscape of creative writing and publishing. This free four-part webinar series from The Writing Platform editors working within MyWorld and Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI) and Narrative and Emerging Technologies (NET) Lab offers an… Read more »

Writing with and for ‘New’ Technologies

Reading Time: 6 minutes Like many writers, I don’t have a background in technology or computer science. I have a keen interest in writing for new technologies and formats but no formal training in that area. I’m not even particularly technologically minded. When I worked as a writer in the videogames industry, a coder once said to me in… Read more »

Call for Articles on the Future of Digital Storytelling

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, The Writing Platform turns ten years old. To celebrate a decade of sharing knowledge and expertise around digital innovation in how we make and publish stories we are commissioning articles on the future of digital storytelling to imagine what the next ten years might hold.  We want to publish articles of approx 750… Read more »

MIX 2023: Storytelling in Immersive Media at the British Library

Reading Time: < 1 minute Join members of The Writing Platform team for MIX 2023; the biennial conference on where and how creative writing and emerging technologies meet. Co-hosted by Bath Spa University and the British Library at the British Library, London, on 7th July 2023, the conference coincides with the Digital Storytelling exhibition of digital literature and emerging formats,… Read more »

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Reading Time: 10 minutes Immersive project inspires a new generation of readers and new ways of reading One to One Development Trust is an award winning arts organisation based in Wakefield, UK, led by Judi Alston and Andy Campbell. One to One’s mission is to use digital technologies to engage communities in projects that push the boundaries of creativity. … Read more »

Micro-mapping Apartheid: Archives, Stories and AR

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Reading Time: 10 minutes We are two academics who met in Cape Town when  our children became friends. Conversations around our shared interests in history, technology and Cape Town’s District Six got us speculating about social justice pedagogies in our respective disciplines. Our preliminary discussions revealed  many parallels in our approaches but also intriguing  distinctions, enough to seed a… Read more »

Can you believe it? Interactive narrative in VR documentary

Reading Time: 9 minutes In the current participatory media culture, the development of digital media ecologies has inevitably changed how people experience their surroundings. Digital devices have become extensions of the human body, working as a medium to perceive and replicate reality (Yoh, 2001). Jaron Lanier coined the term “virtual reality” and pioneered its early development. Now, people can… Read more »

Designing a VR Experience in a Covid-19 World

Reading Time: 11 minutes In September 2019, five months before the pandemic, I moved to Toronto to begin a PhD at York University. I had been to the city before, and as I was a new international student  I thought I would make new social connections in school. However, in February 2020 the world transformed into its virtual ‘metaverse’… Read more »