Boston, MA, USA. November 19-20, 2011
Dangerous Readings is a gathering of artists, computer scientists, and researchers who will come together in Boston this November to explore new frontiers in narrative. It is the second in a series of international web art science camps.
Dangerous Readings will be a popup unconference: the participants will set the agenda. The focus will be project sharing, cooperation, and creation – on crafting new narratives and designing new experiences. We welcome hands-on technical projects, novel digital literature or literary systems, or any other digital art projects or research. We especially want to hear about new work and work in progress. Students are welcome and encouraged.
Who Might Be There? What Might Happen?
It’s hard to know! Here are some things we’ve planned and some of the people planning them. Everything’s subject to change. Got ideas? Email us.
Paul La Farge: author of Luminous Airplanes
Mary-kim Arnold: author of Lust
Jeremy Ashkenas: interactive News, NY Times
John Cayley: Brown University
Mark Bernstein: chief scientist, Eastgate Systems Inc.
A dramatic reading from The Trojan Girls, a hyper-drama which is never improvised but changes in each performance.
Bill Bly: author of We Descend
Angela Chang: MIT
Steve Ersinghaus: author of The Life of Geronimo Sandoval
Diane Greco: co-author of The Zodiac Of Paris
Robert Kendall: author of A Life Set For Two
Patrick McSweeney: University of Southampton
Stacey Mason: editor, Eastgate Systems Inc.
Agency in games
J.Nathan Matias: MIT
Andrew Plotkin: author of So Far and Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home
Things We’d Like To Hear About
- where are the hypertexts?
- interactive fiction
- iPad techniques
- historical hypertext fiction
- plotting with Tinderbox
- guard fields
- creative nonfiction
- new work
- old new media
- locative stories
- digital storytelling
- augmented reality
- jeepform and ARG
- getting started with Processing
- storytelling in museums
- tell us more...
COST: Registration is just $45 per attendee. Some assistance may be available.
Thinking of coming?
Not sure? Questions? Need help with lodging, food, inspiration? Want to send us some work to discuss? Email Stacey Mason or call (800) 562-1638.