Are we getting too smart for our own writing?
Just uncovered this little gem, published in Alphr ... basically, Breathe is an ebookish ghost story through your smartphone that subtly interacts with your location, using GPS, phone camera, etc. Here’s what the folks at Alphr say:
“The result is a tale that haunts its readers’ location, and a clever use of a phone’s technology to taper the subtle details of a short story.”
It’s not the only smart-story either, as it’s part of a whole project called The Ambient Literature Project.
The central idea is that the things we’re reading (especially) on our smartphones are not made for smartphones, as one author puts it. Link through to the article on the project to hear from the writers.
What do you think? Are we at a literary crossroads? The publishing industry has been turned on its head by self-publishing platforms, so are we in for a revolution in how we write, too? We’re already changing up books into full experiences - think House of Leaves - so: Will we be producing e-experiences, rather than just writing words in the future? Or is this all bunk?
I’d like to start a discussion among the fine followers of @ellowrites, if it please the court.