Saturday, July 16, 2011

"My stories run up and bite me on the leg — I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."— Ray Bradbury

Telegram from Dorothy Parker to her Viking editor, Pascal Covici
(from: Nancy Campbell)

"[...] According to [Frank] Rose, 'a new type of narrative is emerging – one that's told through many media at once in a way that's nonlinear, that's participatory and often game-like, and that's designed above all to be immersive. This is "deep media."'
     Kate Pullinger, a Canadian writer who has spent her adult life in the UK, is fascinated by the opportunities of deep media. Pullinger has pioneered 'digital fiction.' She insists that 'my primary concern is to tell stories,' but believes that 'the new technology has the potential to inject a new dimension to storytelling.' She describes digital fiction as 'a hybrid genre,' mixing screen and text in radical ways. Pullinger thinks that 'we have barely scratched the surface in the potential for storytelling.' " — Robert McCrum, Guardian

“ 'E-books as we know them are electronic replicas of books, it’s paper under glass,' says Kate Pullinger, author of the children’s novel Inanimate Alice – which can be viewed free online. (She also won the 2009 Governor-General’s Award for her conventional novel The Mistress of Nothing.) 'If you are going to put a work of fiction on a computer, why would you not use the multimedia components a computer has to offer you – image and sound and interactive games?' " — Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

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