Ambient Literature Panel Discussion

Ambient Literature Panel Discussion event at the British Library

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A panel discussion exploring the relationships between digital technology, location and literature

Does where you read affect how you read? How can digital media create a bridge between story and place? Join the team behind It Must Have Been Dark By Then to explore the relationship between digital technology and literature.

Research project Ambient Literature has commissioned three writers to create original stories exploring new, experiential forms. Kate Pullinger, James Attlee and Duncan Speakman are each creating work that responds to the presence of a reader, and aims to show how we can redefine the rules of the reading experience through the use of technology.

Join the project leader Tom Abba and writers Kate Pullinger, James Attlee and Duncan Speakman for a fascinating discussion about location-based reading experiences using pervasive technology, which respond to the reader and use digital media as a bridge between story and place.

Experience Duncan Speakman's work It Must Have Been Dark By Then, every afternoon from 4 – 8 July.

Grab some headphones, choose a route and create a map of stories and sounds on this experimental literary audio walk

Kate Pullinger writes fiction; her recent works include the novel Landing Gear and she is currently working on a serialised media-rich novel for smartphones, Jellybone, with the start-up She is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University.

Duncan Speakman’s work examines how we use technology to locate ourselves in personal and political environments. Seeking out the poetics of the everyday, he creates socially relevant experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in public spaces.

James Attlee is the author of Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey, Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight, and Station to Station, shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2017.


Name: Ambient Literature Panel Discussion
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546