Posts Tagged: ipad

The Rumpus Interview with Terry McDonell

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Terry McDonell talks about his new memoir The Accidental Life and his career in the magazine business, which spans the beginning of New Journalism through the digital revolution.

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Sound & Vision: Alice Bag

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Allyson McCabe talks with Alice Bag, one of LA punk’s first frontwomen in the mid-70s as the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, and who has just released her self-titled debut solo album.

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Now, Writing is for Extroverts Too

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When my wife proposed writing a novel together last year, I was initially resistant but not for the most obvious reasons. I wasn’t worried about our ability to work together. I wasn’t even worried about whether we could actually produce a good novel. We had decades of writing experience between us, mostly as reporters for […]

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Text-ing

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Interactive digital storytelling: fiction’s next frontier? In the New York Times, Chris Suellentrop examines interactive technologies as used in Blood & Laurels, by Emily Short: Exploring those possibilities is one reason Ms. Short became a writer of interactive fiction rather than of more conventional stories. “I found myself frustrated that I couldn’t write multiple versions of the same scene,” she […]

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Tell Stories Better with Technology

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Speaking of publishing innovations, SF Weekly‘s current cover story, “Storytelling 10110001101,” by Alee Karim, chronicles some recent forays into spinning narratives in the electronic age. Karim focuses on two enterprises. The first is Madefire, a company creating interactive comics for the iPhone/iPad that differ markedly from earlier, laughable attempts at “motion comics.” The other is Ying […]

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Free iPad Version of Canteen!

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Canteen magazine is now available on the iPad. The first digital version is a reproduction of Canteen’s Issue 7, which features their controversial Hot Authors project with Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott. Canteen is generously offering a full refund to the first 25 Rumpus readers who purchase the app! To partake, forward your receipt to rumpus […]

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Old Books with New Tricks

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The Wasteland, complete with new apps for the contemporary reader, replaced a Marvel comic as an iPad top seller recently. This week, On the Road shuffles its way onto the same list-also with a shiny new set of apps. Interactive maps, footnotes, photos, even audio clips of Keroauc reading and sets of documents never before […]

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Books Are Greener Than E-Readers

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“One e-reader requires the extraction of 33 pounds of minerals. That includes trace amounts of exotic metals like columbite-tantalite, often mined in war-torn regions of Africa. But it’s mostly sand and gravel to build landfills; they hold all the waste from manufacturing wafer boards for the integrated circuits. “An e-reader also requires 79 gallons of […]

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Notes on E-books and Readers

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The big news this week was the iPad announcement, including the tech-world’s dismissal of it. (Fraser Speirs addresses that nicely.) But there’s a lot more happening in the world of e-books. For example, NASA just opened an e-book section and its first offering is a history of the X-15 hypersonic test aircraft. And the Library […]

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