Digital Storytelling in 2023: A New Yr of New Media


Right here in Digital Scholarship we’re wanting ahead to the Library’s upcoming exhibitions in 2023, together with Digital Storytelling (2 June – 15 October 2023), which we’re curating with colleagues in Modern British Collections and Digital Preservation. This show will discover the methods know-how offers alternatives to rework and improve the way in which writers write and readers have interaction. Drawing on the Library’s assortment of up to date digital publications and rising codecs to focus on the work of progressive and experimental writers. It is going to function interactive works that invite and reply to person enter, studying experiences influenced by knowledge feeds, and immersive story worlds created utilizing a number of platforms and viewers participation.

A variety of the chosen works for this exhibition have been earlier shortlisted and successful entries of the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP). An annual worldwide award, which celebrates thrilling and ingenious born digital tales and poetry that combine a wide range of codecs, platforms, and media. In recent times the Library has been working with the prize organisers to gather and protect entries within the UK Net Archive (UKWA) New Media Writing Prize assortment, which is the subject of this lately revealed Digital British Library Journal article:

G.C. Rossi, T. Pyke, J. Pope, R.L. Skains and S. Knowledge, ‘The New Media Writing Prize Particular Assortment’, Digital British Library Journal (2022), artwork. 8, pp. 1-19,

New Media Writing Prize logo of a lightbulb with a smartphone, a pot of pens, a pair of headphones and a microphone inside the outline of the bulb

The NMWP UKWA assortment is an ongoing initiative with works added from annually’s prize. To listen to extra concerning the 2022 shortlist entries, Library curators shall be nearly attending the upcoming Awards Night on Wednesday 18 January 2023. This on-line occasion is free and open to all, if you need to attend please e-book a spot right here. Author Deena Larsen will give a keynote lecture and winners shall be introduced for the 2022 Chris Meade Memorial Important Prize, the FIPP Digital Journalism Prize, the Writing Journal Pupil Prize and the Wonderbox Opening Up (Individuals’s Alternative) Prize, which celebrates all eligible entries submitted to the Important and Pupil Prizes. Opening Up doesn’t have an effect on the shortlist/winners within the different classes, however offers a chance for a public vote for a favorite; you may browse entries and vote on your favorite right here, the deadline is 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 15 January 2023.  NMWP organisers are additionally holding a digital two day Digital Literature for Social Good Unconference on 17-18 January 2023.

Image of the MIX 2023 conference partner organisation logos, these are Bath Spa University's Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, The Writing Platform, British Library and MyWorld

Looking forward to summer season, we’re collaborating with Bathtub Spa College to host the MIX 2023 Storytelling in Immersive Media convention on the Library on Friday 7 July 2023. This occasion will present a chance for students and practitioners to share present analysis and apply within the quickly growing discipline of storytelling in immersive environments.

MIX 2023 themes embrace storytelling with AI, interactive and locative works, digital and movie poetry, narrative video games, digital preservation, archiving, and enhanced curation. The name for shows and papers is open till Monday 13 February 2023. Proposals are invited for 15 minute papers or shows and 6 minute lightning talks from technologists, artists, inventive writers and poets working within the digital realm, in addition to educational researchers and unbiased students, submissions centered on educating and pedagogy are additionally welcome. After the convention there shall be a chance to publish papers on The Writing Platform, a web-based journal for sharing information and experience round digital innovation in publishing and storytelling. If in case you have any questions concerning the MIX 2023 convention please e-mail [email protected] for extra data. 


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