Article Archive: News

Should a Great Writer Ever Feed the Dolphins?

Reading Time: 11 minutes 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 »

Between Fjords And Power Cords: The Fulbright Adventures Of Writing Digital in Norway

Reading Time: 7 minutes Syringes And Walls And Foundations It’s December, midway through my Fulbright year in Bergen, Norway. My wife, digital artist Alinta Krauth and I live on the third floor of a mansion. It’s a stately building landed on a high hump between mountains and waterways and owned by the University of Bergen.  The building is, like… Read more »

Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2.0

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been an exciting year for digital fiction: we saw a major work emerge in the mainstream, for the mainstream, and turn into a viral hit – Jon Bois’s 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future. The mobile digital fiction platform oolipo was launched, and Dreaming Methods and Mez Breeze’s All the Delicate… Read more »

Five Things I Learned from Episodic

Reading Time: 3 minutes There were a lot of things to like about the Episodic conference that took place in London in October. Run by the Storythings team, it featured a range of interesting speakers working in podcasts, games, comics, and TV, an engaging host in Anna Higgs, and a lovely, friendly audience. I hope they do another one…. Read more »

Thoughts on the weaponisation of failure

Reading Time: 4 minutes All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. This is the phrase. Adopted as a pep-talk by silicon valley Imagineers and tech startups, by creative writing students and university lecturers. It doesn’t mean what you think it does. It isn’t a hopeful phrase, isn’t an entreaty to… Read more »

TOP TEN THINGS TO SEE AT DIGITAL WRITERS FESTIVAL (DWF) 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutes Digital Writers Festival 2017 is finally here, and it’s bringing a host of live-streamed events, panels, and workshops to everyone with an internet connection. Creative Producer, and Queenslander, Samantha Glennie has rounded up her ten must-see events taking place throughout the festival. Digital Zine Fair (Festival-long project) Zine Fair’s are special places where you get… Read more »

CALL TO ACADEMICS: Short Essays on Theory or Practice

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Writing Platform offers a unique environment to publish academic writing that focuses on non-traditional research outputs and non-traditional research methods. We publish at intersection between technology and writing and support sharing knowledge that is underrepresented in traditional academic publishing.  TWP connects you with your community of scholars and provides the capacity for high impact… Read more »

Watch STORY+ from Brisbane Writers Festival 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute 2016 Story+ retured to Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) for its fourth year with internationally renowned award winning writer and digital creator Kate Pullinger and Google Creative Labs Director Tea Uglow  in conversation with Dr Donna Hancox about the Future of Literature at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. This signature event offered the audiences a chance to explore our digital futures with two… Read more »