Some digital literature questions for the digital humanities

Marcinkowski, M (2017) Some digital literature questions for the digital humanities. In: Locating the Literary, 13 June 2017, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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Abstract

In examining the rise of new forms of digital literature which take advantage of contemporary ubiquitous technologies, the ambient literature project raises questions regarding how digital and interactive literature can be studied and understood as a form of practice based research contained within the idea of the digital humanities. Building on existing approaches in locative and interactive narrative, ambient literature provides an umbrella term for works which incorporate the situation and context of the reader within the work itself. Through the commissioning of three literary works which target the specific formal and generic claims put forward by the concept of ambient literature, the research project makes use of design-based research techniques developed in the area of human-computer interaction in order to understand these new forms of variable and interactive works of literature. In this, the ambient literature project provides a model for how the field of the digital humanities might take advantage of an expanded set of computational methods in order to study novel forms of contemporary literature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 10:36
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