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The Unfortunates: Interacting with an Audio Story for Smart Speakers - BBC R&D
"In an interview excerpted in The Advance Guard of the Avant-garde, he says that ‘the randomness of the material was directly in conflict with the book as a technological object’. We hope that by using the randomness available to us in a new technological object, we have created a treatment of the work that Johnson would have felt does the material justice." IRFS on their version of _The Unfortunates_ for Alexa - an idea I have a tiny hand in prompting into existence. There's so much frustrating about developing creative content for smart speakers, but this feels like a strong fit between the source material - a radio play in fragments - and the technology - a speaker that is also a computer. Henry's writeup is strong.
bsjohnson  irfs  bbc  theunfortunates  fiction  literature  interactivity 
12 days ago by infovore
BBC - BBC Radio 3 Programmes - Drama on 3, The Unfortunates, by BS Johnson
The Unfortunates gets a radio dramtaization. Best of all: for the next 3 months, the website will let you listen to the chapter-clips in any order you want, as is only appropriate. Something to return to.
bsjohnson  radio  drama 
october 2010 by infovore
Other words by B.S. Johnson « Matthew
"Two of these books finish with one particular poem, “Distance Piece”, which as his final printed words are tough to read through." Sadly, they are.
bsjohnson  writing  poetry  matthewsheret 
august 2010 by infovore
A Sarsen Amongst Dirt: Experimental Type & Design — Bookkake
"A couple of other examples of this kind of thing we like, are the bookish experimentations of B.S. Johnson, whose second novel Alberto Angelo contains both stream-of-conciousness marginalia, and cut-through pages enabling the reader to see ahead - possibly the most radical act I know in experimental books." Yes! And which I bang on about interminably. I love this stuff.
design  publishing  books  literature  book  print  bsjohnson  nonlinear 
january 2009 by infovore

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