Dreaming Methods – January 2008

Dreaming Methods –

Dreaming Methods Event
Andy Campbell will be giving a talk at the IOCT Salon – the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, on thursday 31st January 2008, 6.00pm – 7.15pm. Admission is free, and members of the public are very welcome. Doors open at 5.30pm for drinks. Click here for more information.

A new collaboration between Andy Campbell and film-maker/artist Judi Alston will be launched on February 15th. “Clearance”, an atmospheric digital fiction piece with apocalyptic imagery will be launched as part of the Year Zero One online exhbition “Vagus” alongside other video/netart work by Myron Campbell, Gregory Chatonsky and Nicolas Clauss. Preview screenshots are available exclusively to subscribers in the DM Special Features area.

Undreamt Fiction
The Special Features area of Dreaming Methods is now showcasing a new discussion paper. Undreamt Fiction uncovers the inspiration behind some of the latest projects on the site as well as possible future directions the work may take – from a reduction back to e-books to an explosion of more multimedia.

Writers Forum Magazine
An article about Dreaming Methods and the possibilities of digital fiction will be published in the UK amateur writers magazine Writers Forum on the 14th February. The piece discusses the unique potential of merging fictional writing with other electronic media.

The Flat and Last Dream
The Flat and Last Dream have both been updated to include new soundtrack adjustments and more intuitive interfaces. Navigation has been significantly improved through the use of rollover text effects indicating additional clues and hints where previously there were only subtle mouse pointer changes.

Absolutely Nothing
Take a look at one of the most impressive landscape photography websites on the internet and a major influence and resource for an enormous wave of Dreaming Methods projects (from Fractured to The Flat.) Tristan Campbell’s outstanding photography is now available to purchase as beautifully finished prints – from small-scale to stunning poster-sized.