MIX2 CONFERENCE IN DIGITAL WRITING 15-17TH JULY

 

After the success of the MIX.01 conference in 2012, Bath Spa University is co-hosting the MIX.02 conference this summer,

in partnership with The Writing Platform.

This intimate series of events will take place over three days at BSU’s Corsham Court campus, a Grade One-listed Jacobean

mansion in the bucolic Wiltshire landscape. The first two days of the conference will mix academic papers with artist

presentations; the third day will be a Making Day with a series of hands-on workshops.

 

At 'Text on Screens: Making, Discovering, Teaching’ we will continue the conversation that began at MIX 2012;

through a series of high quality papers and presentations of creative works. We’ll be talking about text on screen in the

many forms it takes including fiction, videopoetry, mobile, locative, and site specific works, non-fiction, games, text-based

digital art, and other electronic, hybrid forms. We’ll discuss classic texts as they are re-imagined for digital platforms.

We’ll look at how these works are taught and what they mean for the future of literature.

 

for further details and booking information please go to the website  http://mix-bathspa.org/ Please hurry because places are limited.


 
Keynotes are 
 

Naomi Alderman

From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City. She’s written online games

for Penguin, the BBC, and other clients. In 2011 she wrote the Doctor Who tie-in novel ‘Borrowed Time’. In 2012, she co-created the

top-selling fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run! which has been shortlisted for a Develop award for narrative and the

Writer’s Guild of Great Britain best videogame award.

Naomi Alderman will talk about how interactive technologies can transform fiction just as the movie camera transformed photography.

She'll run a group exercise in storytelling to tell a massively multi-authored story with all the Making Day participants. 

 

Sophie Rochester

Sophie Rochester founded The Literary Platform in 2009, initially as a free online resource dedicated to exploring the interface between

literature and technology showcasing ground-breaking projects, and then as a specialist consultancy.

 

Dave Addey

Dave is the founder and Managing Director of Agant, one of the UK’s top app studios. Agant have adapted books into apps for many of

the UK’s biggest publishers, including Faber and Faber, Random House, HarperCollins and Cambridge University Press.

 
Agant are the people behind Faber’s Malcolm Tucker app – the first app ever to be nominated for a TV BAFTA – and the QI, Discworld 
 
and Explore Shakespeare apps. Agant are also the people behind UK Train Times, one of the highest-grossing UK apps of all time.
 
 
Plus presentations and workshops from academics, creatives and educators. 
 
MIX has been organised by Lucy English, Kate Pullinger, Donna Hancox, Sarah Tremlett and Katharine Reeve. 
 
For further information please contact Lucy English on slamlucy@hotmail.com