In a session of less than 30 minutes, I can demonstrate and discuss:

1) e-enhanced literature (my own fiction on steroids), and

2) virtual-world interactive story settings (same fiction presented via Second Life viewer).

The first requires only a standard Web browser, Web access, and a viewing device (PC, Mac, Android, pad, 3G/4G phone, etc.).  The second requires broadband Web access and the Second Life viewer. If a large 1080p HDMI screen is available, I can bring a laptop and connect it  into any local Wi-fi to present.

Categories: Coding, Digital Literacy, Publishing, Session Proposals, Visualization |

About Dana Paxson

I write all sorts of things: electronic authoring and publishing software innovations, patent applications for a law firm, essays on innovations in clean energy and water supply, course mini-lectures for online classes, magazine articles, essays, poetry, and fiction. My e-publishing software patents embrace a single, portable, easy-to-use, Web-friendly presentation of literature and knowledge. My fiction, published and unpublished, has generated an online presence in Second Life, where the visitor can traverse a 3D setting evoking the fiction, and link into the text of the fiction itself. The tales often stand with one foot in a particular genre and another foot somewhere else. I study mathematics, medieval and modern poetry, astronomy, molecular neurobiology, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, digital graphic art, and a few languages. I play MMORPGs for relaxation. I’ve taught online courses on Tolkien, da Vinci, and Picasso. My fiction is for sale in e-book form for Kindle and Nook. A non-fiction e-book of essays of mine is due out this spring.