Join one of the curators, Dr. Alice Bell, as she introduces the digital literature in the "The Future of Reading?" exhibition at Bank Street Arts. The tour will include an introduction to digital literature, an overview of its historical development, and a closer look at the works in the exhibition.
This exhibition tracks the historical development of digital literature from experimental print antecedents through to pre-web text-based forms and current multimodal incarnations. It includes Interactive Fictions (IFs) and electronic text adventure games, hypertext and hypermedia fictions, Flash fictions, kinetic poetry, and literary videogames. The works shown in this exhibition are not e-books. Rather than existing as a digital version of a print text, digital literature is “born digital” – that is, it would lose something of its aesthetic and/or structural form and meaning if it were removed from the digital medium. Is this the future of reading?
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary due to the size of the gallery.
See our website for other upcoming events and more information about digital fiction.
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"Reading Digital Fiction" project at SHU
The Reading Digital Fiction project has two core aims. Primarily, as keen readers of digital fiction, we want to introduce more readers to digital fiction. To achieve that aim, we are organising various public events including workshops, exhibitions, and writing competitions to introduce people to this exciting new form of literature. Secondly, as cognitive stylisticians, we are interested in how readers process particular linguistic and multimodal features within digital fiction. We are therefore running several reader-response studies, collecting data from readers in order to understand how digital literary reading works cognitively.