The Reading Edition!

Our Next event – The Reading Edition!

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When: Wednesday 13th November 2013, 6.30 for 7pm.

Where: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What:    Substitute your Horlicks for a chilled cocktail and an evening of booksperimentation: we’re taking a closer look at reading and to aid us in our quest, we’re delighted to welcome Katie Halsey, Jon Oberlander and Hannu Rajaniemi.

Electric Bookshop brings together people with a common interest in technology, literature, design and publishing. It’s a discussion and demonstration forum for literary and technology types, as well as being a great social.

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What were the reading practices of yore? How did people access books and libraries? What did they like reading? Katie Halsey, Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Stirling, is here to tell us more. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature and print culture, in particular the history of reading. Tonight, she’ll be taking us on a trip down memory lane.

Jon Oberlander is Professor of Epistemics in the School of Informatics, the construction of formal models of the processes – perceptual, intellectual, and linguistic – by which knowledge and understanding are achieved and communicated. Jon’s work has taken him to the cutting edge of scientific approaches to eye tracking, so we’re looking forward to hearing his thoughts on what might be next for us readers.

Fancy becoming subconscious collaborators in the creation of a new narrative? Neurofiction invites you to do just that. We’ll be hearing more about this new kind of literary experience from Hannu Rajaniemi, entrepreneur, science fiction writer and co-creator along with Sam Halliday. Hannu admits to spending too much time thinking about the future. That’s just fine by us.

Electric Bookshop brings together people with a common interest in technology, literature, design and publishing. It’s a discussion and demonstration forum for literary and technology types, as well as being a great social.

1 reply »

  1. I would have loved to attend and I’m sorry to have missed it. Any write-ups or video available online to get an idea what the panel discussed?

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