Friday 24 October, 19:30

Robert Coover


Since his pioneering hyperfiction days at Brown University in the early 1990s, Robert Coover has been reflecting on the destiny of the word in cyberspace with essays like "The End of Books" (1992) and "Homeward Bound: Adventures in Mot-Town" (2002) and working, above all, with the creation of CaveWriting, a new 3D spatial hypertext authoring system in immersive virtual reality.

He will be speaking in this year's Kosmopolis about the latest advances in the "Cave", which he will illustrate with a demonstration of CaveWriting, while also describing his path-breaking experiences in virtual reality.