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Digital Conversations @ British Library 

Title: Digital Narratives

The new tools offered by digital technologies have been changing dramatically the way we communicate and interact with others.  The theme of our next Digital Conversations series, “Digital Narratives,” will discuss how traditional narratives forms have been affected by new Web technologies, especially by the combination of text with other digital media such as images, sounds and videos and the adoption of game platforms

Join us for the next thought-provoking talk as we hear from a wide range of speakers including researchers, authors and publishers who will approach this issue from a variety of angles. How are narratives constructed in the digital environment? How is the Web blurring the distinction between authors and readers by enabling users to interact more directly in the creation of digital narratives? How are authors and publishers using digital narrative to engage with new audiences? What is the role and challenges faced by libraries when dealing with digital narratives? These are some of the points that will be addressed by our speakers.
To reserve a place for this event, please email: rossitza.atanassova@bl.uk Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and you will only receive an email reply if places are not available, in which case your name will be placed on a waiting list.

When:            December 7 2012, 10:30-12:30

Where:           Foyle Suite Room, British Library Conference Centre



10:15:  Tea & Coffee

10:30:  Welcome by Aly Conteh, Collection Digitisation programme manager and Head of Digital Curator Team
Speaker introductions by Aquiles Alencar-Brayner, Digital Curator 
10:40:  Ten minute presentations each followed by brief questions
·      Alex Whitfield, English Online, British Library
·      Chris Meade, Writer and Director of If:books,
·      Max Whitby, Co-founder and CEO of Touchpress
·      Dr. Sandy Louchart, RIDERS Project, Heriot Watt University
·      Dr. Kenji Takeda, Rich Interactive Narratives , Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), Digital Narratives Project
·      Simon Meek, Executive producer, The Thirty Nine Steps Digital Adaptation, The Story Mechanics
12:00: Open discussion & debate w/all panellists
12:25: Closing remarks and thanks


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