Posts Tagged: cell phones
Make sure no one else is awake. Turn off the lights. Your windows can stay open. Now turn on your phone and begin reading. Repeat as necessary each night. Do not stop until the very last word of the very last volume.
For Lit Hub, David Denby reflects on the danger of losing young readers because of the influence of cell phone and computer screens:
Electronic utopians say, “Calm down, nothing has been lost. If anything, the opportunities for reading have become much greater…” In the literal sense, this is true.
Already all the rage in Japan, the cell phone novel is slowly making its way to the US. The cell phone novel is a tweet-like fiction form: short bursts of serialized prose with chapters usually confined to 200 words or less....more
You may have used your cell phone to have a heart-to-heart with someone else, but have you every opened up and talked it out with that very phone? A new collaborative video project from Eric Slatkin asks us to do just that and, like his “I check after” Twitter project, provides a chance for us to reflect on “the unintentional relationships we’ve gained to a piece of electronics.”...more