Flintham, J., 2011. The Machine Starts: Computers as Collaborators in Writing. In: Non-Human Narratives , 27 April 2011, Bournemouth University, England.
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The penetration of digital technologies into the process of creating and disseminating narratives is no longer a new phenomenon, but perhaps what does still seem strange and far-fetched is the suggestion that machines are collaborators and authors in their own right. This paper examines an example of a computer-mediated narrative and suggests that not only does the machine exert its own agency in the process of writing, but this process has a long provenance from the ancient world, through the 20th century avant garde, and into contemporary technological futurism.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies|
Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics
|Deposited By:||Mr Joe Flintham|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2012 15:29|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:53|
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