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READ-IT Italian chatbot launched (16.02.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Italian version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your thoughts and responses about your reading habits, tastes and preferences. It is available via a web browser, as well as the…

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The Reader in the Book: Books, Reading and Libraries in Fiction (18, 19, 25, 26.03.21)

The Reader in the Book: Books, Reading and Libraries in Fiction, a conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, will take place on 18, 19, 25 and 26 March 2021. It is not hard to find fiction within fiction. Don Quixote modelled himself on chivalric romances, and became in turn a model for other…

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READ-IT French chatbot launched (05.02.2021); Le Mans conference (31.03-02.04.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the French version of our chatbot, ahead of the “Voisins” conference at Le Mans Université, 31 March to 2 April 2021. The chatbot can be accessed via the web or through the Telegram app. Thanks in particular to Elena Prat (Le Mans, France) and…

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Transmedia Beyond Definitions

The UK team members Francesca Benatti and Alessio Antonini are organizing the workshop “Transmedia Beyond Definitions” to bootstrap a cross-disciplinary discussion on the emerging practices of cross-media reading and authoring. The CfP is open for a number of contributions ranging from research papers, vision papers to flash talks. The submission deadline is February 5th 2021,…

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UK-RED & READ-IT

The UK Reading Experience Database (UK-RED) is a pioneering project collecting reading experiences, for over 20 years. On 4 January 2021, the UK team of READ-IT released a new version of the UK-RED data including a documented ontology and mappings with the READ-IT Reading Experience Ontology and Crowdsourcing Experience Ontology and the CIDOC-CRM implementation of…

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Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics

In November 2020, Francesca Benatti and Alessio Antonini from the UK team of READ-IT, with Sam Brooker of the Richmond University of London, presented a new paper on Webcomics at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS2020). The paper “Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics” discusses the role of non-diegetic interactions…

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Cora Krömer dissertation defence 14.12.2020

We’re pleased to announce Cora Krömer’s dissertation defence, 14 December 2020, on reading testimonies on social networks. Here is her abstract: Digital technology is transforming the production, circulation and reception of written culture. These changes provide an opportunity to examine reading practices, whose decline is regularly deplored, and the pivotal moment in HSS–new objects, terrains…

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‘Reading in the Pandemic’ recordings now available

The READ-IT team were pleased to host the event ‘Reading in the Pandemic’, on 18 November, for the Being Human Festival. We enjoyed a great turnout for the online event, which took the form of three distinct parts. The recordings for each part are now available to view on the SAS Youtube channel, simply click…

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Language toggle function now available on the Contribution Portal

The READ-IT team are continually exploring new ways to talk to readers across the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the language toggle function on our public Contribution Portal. Find our Portal here: https://read-it.in-two.com. You can contribute images, as well as text to it, about your reading experiences, memories, and habits, visiting the portal…

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READ-IT launches its friendly chatbot

Fancy having a chat about your reading in realtime? Now you can, with the project chatbot. Our friendly bot will ask you questions about your reading, interact with your answers, and suggest further reading and engagement opportunities. You can find the READ-IT chatbot on the Telegram platform: https://t.me/TellMeWhatUReadingbot If you’d like to download the Telegram app…

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