Read-it project

Digital Humanities

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial attends a round-table on digital technology for cultural heritage

On 12 March 2021, Brigitte Ouvry-Vial presented READ-IT at a round table about Cultural Heritage ‘From one technology to another’, within the Digital Technology and Heritage- Challenges and Issues Conference, organized by the ANR (French National Research Agency) and the EU-Joint Programming Initiative for Cultural Heritage (https://evenement.anr.fr/numerique-patrimoine). Other participant projects included RESEED, KAMOULOX, EPIQUE, all…

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READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Dutch 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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Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics (22-28.03.21)

The OU READ-IT team are pleased to be joining Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics again this year, on 23rd March, 5pm, for a talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘Reading in the Pandemic’. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, we have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation…

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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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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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Crowdsourcing Evidences

The READ-IT UK technical team have published an ontology for describing the READ-IT crowdsourcing of reading experiences on GitHub. This new ontology is used to describe the data collected through the READ-IT postcard campaigns, the upcoming READ-IT chatbot for telegram and manuscripts and other sources collected through the contribution platform. The use of the Crowdsourcing Evidences ontology…

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Release of the Experience & Observation

We’re pleased to announce the Release of the Experience & Observation (E&O). E&O is an ontology design pattern for describing the research case studies on experience. The E&O addresses the relations between sources of activities (e.g. reading) and the creation of observations of experience (i.e. sources of testimonies of experience), such as diaries, letters, marginalia…

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OU researchers to contribute to international conference on interactive digital storytelling

The Open University researchers Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti have had a paper accepted to the 13th international conference on interactive digital storytelling, ICDIS 2020, taking place on the 3-5 November, in Bournemouth (UK). The paper is interested in webcomic experience, technology and lifecycle, and non-diegetic interactions occurring all around the production and experience of content….

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Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation

The paper ‘Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation’ tackles one the key findings of the modelling of the reading experience: the centrality of media in the author-reader interactions. The paper is the result of an intense collaboration between Alessio Antonini (READ-IT) and Sam Brooker (University of Richmond), and focuses on defining…

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