Article Archive: Research

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 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 »

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 »

AR Books for Children

Reading Time: 8 minutes Children’s literature has always been a genre curious to experiment and play with media. Just think of pop-up-books and how the Alice in Wonderland adaptation Alice for the iPad (2010) by Atomic Antelope was one of the first apps to explore the features of the iPad. Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, several… Read more »

Can you experience a lyrical situation and a poem with your own body?

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Reading Time: 13 minutes Weronika Lewandowska and Agnieszka Przybyszewska in conversation: on creating poetry in VR “You are not supposed to call it a subject, but an avatar. There’s no reality being portrayed, no setting, but a simulation!” That is what Polish poets from the Rozdzielczość Chleba group, experimenting with new technologies, proclaimed. Imagine, then, that instead of reading… Read more »

The radical roots of DIY zine-making

Reading Time: 5 minutes This article was previously published as a blog post on Bristol & Bath’s Creative R&D Amplified Publishing pathfinder website.  Home of rebels and revolutionaries, Shelby x Studios is an online platform to connect with other people who want to create a world with community care at its core. By imagining the world without binaries and… Read more »

Hyper-listening to the City

Reading Time: 8 minutes Walking through a city without direction and following its sounds, may uncover unknown territories of urban experience. Without a concrete navigational strategy, the listening trail might be more productive than a planned urban journey from A to B, when it comes to reconnecting with the city more intimately, heightened in a migratory context. Such a… Read more »

Can you believe your ears?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I love when I am working on a project that involves binaural sound with someone who hasn’t heard binaural sound before. Handing them a pair of headphones, playing them something and seeing them physically react by touching their head to make sure that the invisible electric razor buzzing near their ears isn’t really giving them… Read more »

Enhanced audio stories for city wanderers

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Falling into the Story(World)  Don’t you love that moment when you fall into a storyworld? The magic of storytelling relies on the  power of words to create the world you visit through the act of reading or listening. Suspending your real world situation, time and space, and even your body, you transport yourself into another,… Read more »