Meanland: Reading in a Time of Technology

HERE are details of one of the events I'm doing in Australia.

The Wheeler Centre Auditorium, 6:15PM - 7:15PM, Wednesday 19 May 2010
Multimedia books and academic wikis, music and sound publishing, and the world of computer games: technological change has extended reading and writing well beyond the book.

Chris Meade, the author of an Arts Council England report on the technological possibilities of literature, discusses his own experiments with musical, graphical and digital fiction; the ANU’s Adrienne Nicotra explains how educational wikis might replace text books; novelist and programmer Paul Callaghan demonstrates the role narrative plays in today’s computer games; and the poet/composer Klare Lanson explores the intersection of music and text.

Paul Callaghan is a freelance writer, game developer, and co-director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.

Over the past 20 years, performance poet Klare Lanson has worked as a writer, visual arts curator, director, truck driver, editor and also pays bills by working in the IT industry.

Chris Meade is Director of if:book LONDON. Chris has an M.A. in Creative Writing & New Media and his digital fiction In Search of Lost Tim was described by the Independent on Sunday as “a jeu d’esprit and just possibly the future of fiction.”

Adrienne Nicotra, Senior lecturer in the Research School of Biology, ANU is one of the founding Editors of PROMETHEUSWiki, a new Wiki based site for PROtocols and METHods for Explanation and Updated Standards in ecology and environmental plant physiology.


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