This interactive workshop will take a three-pronged approach, exploring the groundbreaking "cell phone novel," the intersection of online communities with multimedia technologies and Japanese, youth and pop cultures. The experience will include writing activities, multimedia presentations and round-table conversation. The workshop is facilitated by author and English-language cell phone novel pioneer Takatsu and communication technology researcher Jack Jamieson.
This workshop is open to festival passholders. Advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Takatsu, known as a passionate trailblazer of online literature and transmedia storytelling, is an award-winning writer of literary fiction, featured Wattpad author, poet, multimedia artist and literature student.
Jack Jamieson is a PhD student at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. His research examines how emerging communication technologies affect and are affected by cultural and social activities.