Digital Fiction, WALLPAPER, and Hopes and Fears for Storytelling
Wednesday 23rd November @ 5.00-6.30pm
The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE
In this interactive talk, we will explore the origins and future of digital fiction, including the hopes and fears that digital technology brings to the future of writing. Dr Alice Bell and Dr Isabelle van der Bom (Sheffield Hallam University) from the AHRC-funded Reading Digital Fiction project will take you on a historical tour of digital fiction from its origins in Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books through to experiments in hypertext to current manifestations in videogames and apps. Andy Campbell and Judi Alston (Dreaming Methods – One to One Development Trust), will explore the themes of hope and fear in their newest work WALLPAPER, an immersive digital fiction set in the North Yorkshire Moors. Attendees will be able to interact with WALLPAPER as a digital fiction installation and experience other contemporary works as Virtual Reality, a technology at the bleeding edge of storytelling.
Judi Alston, Creative Director, One to One Development Trust
Telephone 07901 686142