The Machine Starts: Computers as Collaborators in Writing.

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
Group:Media School
ID Code:19481
Deposited By:Mr Joe Flintham
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 15:29
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:53


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