MIX has established itself as an innovative forum for the exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America.
MIX 2019 is set to return to the beautiful surroundings of Bath Spa's Corsham Court campus. This year’s conference will be a more intimate, single strand version than previous years, curated for a smaller audience in order to instigate conversations around digital writing. There will be a focus on experiential storytelling, including immersive technologies and new forms of publishing, ranging from transmedia and poetry film, to virtual reality to AI.
MIX is situated within the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, and is held in collaboration with the Centre for Media Research, the Creative Writing Research Centre, and The Writing Platform, an online magazine of writing and technology.
A list of our confirmed keynotes for the 2019 MIX conference can be found below.
Call for papers
The aim of MIX 2019 is to harness the interdisciplinary nature of the cross sections between creative writing and media creation, and how those realms can be enhanced by, intersect with and/or are dependent upon technology. The conference will host a vibrant mix of academic papers, practitioner presentations and keynotes.
Experiential storytelling encompasses works that foreground the experience of the audience or reader. Such works often offer authentic and often personalised experiences, and are becoming increasingly prevalent. This year's MIX conference offers opportunities to think about what this might mean for digitally-mediated narratives.
This year’s conference will also address the theme of immersion and publishing. We define these themes broadly and are interested in how new forms of storytelling can respond to, and learn from, emerging works that explore the potential of immersive technologies. Our Ethics of Storytelling panel will be curated and chaired by writer Nikesh Shukla, and we’d like to encourage a broad range of responses on that theme.
We are also interested in new models of publishing across Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Ambient Literature, as well as the influence of the grammars of film and theatre on new forms of storytelling.