PRIYA'S SHAKTI: Layered Storytelling & AR Comic Book.
Winner Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund
The visceral, multimedia hit of poetry.
– Timeout, New York
Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Videos, Art, Dreams,
Augmented Reality, Interactive Games + Much More!

Priya’s Shakti

A mortal woman and the Goddess Parvati fight against gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world in this layered storytelling project and augmented reality comic book, supporting the movement against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference through love, creativity and solidarity. Central to the project is an augmented reality (AR) comic book & exhibition – the first of its kind with international outreach and social engagement. In the AR comic book, certain panels will be animated to feature real-life stories and voices of Indian women who have survived sexual assault and faced the ensuing trauma and social stigma. These pieces will be short documentaries, but the women will be animated in order to protect their identities and can be activated through a free AR APP. This project will help define the new frontier of integrating literary publications & exhibitions with AR technology.  [ more ]

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Innovative & Immersive Literature

The New School, Theresa Lang Center, 55 W. 13th, Arnhold Hall, New York City (Near 6th Ave.) Free and open to the public.
As technology has become more engaging and interactive; many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to reach their readers. Join us for a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature. [ more ]

DECEMBER 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm: Illya Szilak (Huffington Post), Andy Hunter (Electric Literature), Julie Buntin (Council for Literary Magazines and Presses), Flavia Rocha (Rattapallax) and others discuss innovative ways poets and writers are pushing how readers interact and experience literature through technology.

DECEMBER 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm: Rick Moody, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Matthea Harvey, Marcio-André, Ram Devineni & Rene Veron reading and presentation of their new writing using interactive technology from APPs to augmented reality. Hosted by Flavia Rocha.