Digital Conversations @ British Library: Interactive Narratives
Monday, 4 November 2013 from 18:00 to 20:15 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The British Library Digital Curator team are pleased to announce the second public event in the Digital Conversations series held at the British Library.
This event will focus on the rise of interactive narratives enabled by the digital transformations taking place around us.
Videogames and reality television have brought interactive narratives into almost every home and every pocket, onto almost every screen. What does this mean for the book? How and to what extent must it adapt to exploit the interactive possibilities of the digital?
Featuring panellists of old and new media alike, the second in the British Library Digital Conversations series seek to address these questions. It will ask how the web is blurring the distinction between authors and readers. It will explore ways in which authors and publishers are using digital narrative to engage with new audiences. And it will consider the case for there being a long history of interactive fiction and how far that history challenges claims to the novel character of digital interactive narratives.
Drinks & Nibbles
Welcome by the Digital Curator team
Panel discussion chaired by Professor Andrew Burn (Institute of Education). Discussants Professor Gail Marshall (University of Leicester), Iain Pears (author), Professor Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester), Robert Sherman (writer/designer).
Pause for thought and refill glasses
Attendance is free but demand is high and places are strictly limited. Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment.
When & Where
The British Library Digital Research and British Library Labs Teams
The British Library's Digital Research Team works to enable innovative research based on the British Library digital collections. For more information get in touch at digitalresearch [at] bl [dot] uk