Posts Tagged: apps

The Swiping Game

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Over at Lit Hub, Bridget Read discusses the gender politics of Tinder, the rise of the Single Woman, and how these phenomena have permeated recent nonfiction by women: It makes sense that independence would be their chosen frontier, the pursuit of solitude their manifest destiny. The ability to be alone has long been the provenance […]

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On Playing Games, Productivity, and Right Livelihood

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One week last spring I said it out loud for the first time: “Sometimes I play so long, my fingers go numb.”

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Slow Reading

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As much as many of us would love to read faster so that we could read more books, science points to speed reading as little more than efficient skimming, partially because the eye has a limited range where it can truly focus: A deeper problem, however—and the one that also threatens the new speed-reading apps—is […]

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The Agatha Christie App

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Last week, Agatha Christie Productions Ltd. And TELL Player Limited released an app that re-tells Christie’s 1930 short story collection, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, through live video, social media feeds, and blog posts: In the app—which updates the action to the present day—viewers click through the characters’ social media walls, feeds and albums to learn […]

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Happy New Year, in Multiple Dimensions

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To celebrate the New Year, Electric Literature is giving away an interactive short story app from acclaimed Israeli author Alex Epstein! True Legends is a multi-dimensional app exploring the story of a blind piano tuner. Alongside Epstein’s story, the app features music by Ita Lia and Ulrich Ziegler and animations by Tsach Weinberg. It’s available for […]

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Fiction in the Digital Age

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Serialized fiction is experiencing a resurgence, and we have technology to thank. Back in 2012, The Silent History brought the serialized novel to our iPhones (check out our interview with co-author Kevin Moffett here). And now, there’s Wattpad. The New York Times takes an in-depth look the app, which sees “more than two million writers producing 100,000 pieces of […]

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Author Interview App

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Ron Hogan is relaunching his Beatrice website as an app that will publish transcripts of feature-length interviews with authors, along with streaming video of highlights from each conversation. In order to make the app available for free, Hogan has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds. The first Beatrice issue, “Life Stories,” will focus on memoir […]

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