The Literary Platform
I wrote a thing for The Literary Platform, a website showcasing projects that experiment with literature and technology:
“More than any other art form, literature requires the concentration of its audience. A film continues while you scramble at the floor for your phone; actors on stage carry on while you fish that Malteser out of your bra; a TV programme ploughs on even though you’ve left the room. Stop concentrating while reading however, and a written work simply stops.”
It’s about literary projects on The Space, the “pop-up” online arts service funded by BBC and Arts Council. I’ve written on a similar subject before, so it turned into something about the act of reading in a digital age. So. Yeah. Read it.