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Kosmopolis. Continuous Programme 2014

Literary activities series

Kosmopolis 2014. Transmedia Narrative Design

Presentation of the workshop projects

The transmedia narrative design workshop, conceived and taught by Carlos A. Scolari, will be based on Design Thinking dynamics, following a process that runs from the consideration of objectives to the final presentation, and includes phases of brainstorming.

Kosmopolis 2014. Transmedia Narrative Design

Workshop with Carlos A. Scolari

The transmedia narrative design workshop, conceived and taught by Carlos A. Scolari, will be based on Design Thinking dynamics, following a process that runs from the consideration of objectives to the final presentation, and includes phases of brainstorming.

Kosmopolis 2014. Mirador Kosmopolis: Unknown classics

Dialogue with Laura Baena, Valeria Bergalli, Oscar Van Gelderen, Daniel Osca and Muge Sökmen

The Mutant Canon: Publishing Unknown Classics Backing the publication of unknown classics is one of the options that a publisher can choose nowadays to earn a prestigious position among readers. To what extent can the contemporary publication of classics modify the literary canon? Can a classics publisher create trends? What literatures – large or small – remain to be discovered in Europe? A dialogue between publishers ...

The Art of Creating New Readers

Jordi Nopca

The literary canon is a compendium of works that overcome the oblivion of time and continue to be read. In the operation of keeping alive books that are not strictly current – by offering them to new readers, who make new interpretations of them – a fundamental role is played by those publishers that are [.

An evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a creator of science fiction and fantastic stories that become novels, comics, films, and plays. His world is inhabited by eternal and terrible creatures or by children who exchange their father for two coloured fish.

Interview with Sergio Chejfec

Reflection and analysis play a prominent role in the writing of Sergio Chejfec, an author who relates the narrative of a novel with the stream of thought. According to Chejfec, each new book makes a system with the previous books establishing different connections between them; continuities are created and ruptures occur, until we reach the irrevocable element that alters the previous work.

Kosmopolis 14. Narrating Google. The screen in words

Lecture by Jordi Carrión

How has Google affected cinema, literature, photography, and contemporary art? Based on his experience as the author of Crónica de viaje (Aristas Martínez, 2014), an artist’s book composed of supposed Google screens, Jorge Carrión reflect on the ways the search engine has changed our ways of thinking and on how the art of our era has versioned, intervened, occupied, or simply represented it.

Sergio Chejfec

Narrating Google. Writing workshop

How has Google affected cinema, literature, photography, and contemporary art? The Internet and its evolution through refined browsers and search and representation systems have changed our sensitivity towards things in general and the territory in particular. The cartography of the physical world has acquired an additional fold: that of its interactive representation.

Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Leaves: Cult literature

What would happen if a house were larger on the inside than on the outside? This is the paradox that structures House of Leaves (La casa de hojas), the debut novel of American author Mark Z. Danielewski.