July 17, 2002

Incubation conference

Back from Incubation, an online writing conference in Nottingham. It was really worthwhile hearing from a range of published authors, academics, and even the odd developer (though not as odd as some of those at more technical conferences).

The most interesting presentation I saw was by Jeremy Diggle who discussed a new online novel - The Global Conservator (marked for September release), in which a goddess from Teutonic myth, airships and salmon fishing combined in particularily compelling fashion.

Kate Pullinger had some interesting things to say about interactive writing, from the perspective of an established print-based author. She has two weblogs.

Martin Rieser presented a selection of his Director multimedia work and his latest book, what seems to be a massively fascinating reference (with DVD included) - The New Screen Media.

Bonnie O'Neill, a screenwriter, spoke about Joseph Campbell and played a section of video interview in which Campbell identifies inherent symbolism within the skyline of New York, arguing for a 'society of the planet'.

Posted by .M. at July 17, 2002 10:44 AM
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