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William Gillespie

Email:   gillespi@illinois.edu

Program area(s):   

Art and Cultural Informatics

Graduate advisor:   Prof. Kevin Hamilton, New Media

Research:

While preserving the centuries-old immersive aesthetic qualities of narrative literary text, how do we transition from book reading to open, networked, screen reading without simply repurposing text files or turning a digital framework into a distraction from reading?

One of my goals is to create a responsive cloud-driven literary platform of superlative literary quality, with unique reader/text interactive capacities, and a reader interface optimized for legibility, comprehension, retention, and ergonomics.