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The Lessons of Fiktion, an International Model Project on Digital Literature

Ingo Niermann (Fiktion)


Free is a publishing project set up in 2013 by German- and English-language writers to explore the digital distribution of challenging literature. In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), and funded by a grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Fiktion publishes German- and English-language literature simultaneously in the two languages, free of charge. Fiktion is experimentally rejecting the economic needs of the publishing business and working on the creation of an international network of writers that currently includes Elfriede Jelinek, Tom McCarthy and Momus. Ingo Niermann, co-founder of Fiktion, will be talking about Fiktion’s experiences so far, particularly about the development of a new e-reader that is supposed to enhance our concentration by challenging the analogy of the current e-book format with the printed book.

Participants: Ingo Niermann

This activity is part of Kosmopolis 2015, Kosmopolis

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