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What exactly is new media writing? Even ten years into the Prize, it’s still a medium – a concept – that many people seem to struggle to define. Yet, as James O’Sullivan puts it in the Los Angeles Review of Books, new media writing is ‘…an act of expression capable of permeating the public consciousness… […]
I’ve been fascinated with [and in equal parts terrified of] dystopic-laced fiction ever since encountering George Orwell’s book “1984”. Devoured when in my early teens, this book seemed like an inevitable harbinger: a tome crazy-chocked full of common sense and predications. Having encountered this book so early in my formative years, its themes and warnings […]
On July 18th NMWP Organiser Jim Pope chaired the wonderful Digital Conversations event, hosted by the Digital Humanities team at the British Library. It was a lovely evening, with four NMWP stars speaking about their work past, present and future. We were all wowed by Andy Campbell, Christine Wilks, Amira Hanafi, and Kayt Lackie. What […]
New Media Writing Prize on the road As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations we have been taking the nmwp on the road. Confluence In February, if:book UK boss, Chris Meade, and event organiser, Jim Pope, spoke about the nmwp at the wonderful Confluence event at Google’s Academy, London. The event was hosted by […]
Please consider submitting a paper, and/or attending this brilliant event, run by our freinds at Bath Spa University: CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – DEADLINE 4 FEBRUARY http://mixconference.org/ After the success of the last four MIX conferences, MIX 2019 returns to the beautiful surroundings of Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court Campus in Wiltshire between 1st and 2nd July 2019. This year’s […]
A Dictionary of the Revolution wins at the 2018 New Media Writing Prize awards Egyptian digital writer Amira Hanafi has won the 2018 if:book UK New Media Writing Prize. The international awards event, which celebrates and showcases exciting and inventive digital stories across a range of formats, platforms and media, is in its ninth year […]
There are still a few spaces, so if you want to come along please do so. No need to register today. Entry is free, and there will a buffet and drinks after the awards have been announced. If you can.t make it and want to keep tabs on what’s going on, search for #nmwp18 We’ll […]