On 1 May 2016, this Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project will begin. A collaboration between Prof Kate Pullinger and Prof Ian Gadd from Bath Spa, Prof Jon Dovey and Dr Tom Abba from the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England, and Dr Matt Hayler from Birmingham University, we will be looking at an emerging field of digital literature that “draws upon performance, audio walks and creative writing”, commissioning three new works that will “demonstrate the power of situated literary experience”. The aim is for the reader’s surroundings to “become the stage on which the story plays out”. These quotes come from an interview with Dr Tom Abba by Thomas McMullan on Alphr.
A seven-university, four year, consortium project. Kate Pullinger is consulting on the Goldsmith’s University work package, ‘Whose Book Is It Anyway? IP, collaborative business models and questions of ethics and creativity in digital publishing’. This research project delivered a private roundtable discussion of current copyright law and publishing in 2013 and will deliver a public discussion of international copyright law and publishing at the London Book Fair in 2014.