I’m going to South Korea

Big news here: I’ve been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship!

I’ll be joining the Department of Global Korean Studies of Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea) for the next 2 years to work on the impact of digital technologies on how we experience literature. This means that I’ll be mainly working on digital social reading and Virtual Reality.

Soon I’ll update this website with more information.

Sogang University campus

Reading in Virtual Reality

Child with VR headset

Today I’m going to reveal an odd idea that I had while chatting with Wayne de Fremery at the School of Integrated Knowledge of Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea). I want to create a VR experience specifically designed for reading.

The younger generations grew up experiencing stories mainly in audiovisual formats (films, tv series, video games, etc.) and printed books and ebooks are often seen as less engaging. We must acknowledge that they are a new kind of readers and we need to understand how to design paths that can bring them to the experience of reading literature.

So we decided to try an experiment: designing a digital environment for reading in Virtual Reality. More info will follow soon.

Publications

My most recent publication in English is:

Rebora, Simone and F. Pianzola. “A New Research Programme for Reading Research: Analysing Comments in the Margins on Wattpad.” DigitCult, vol. 3, no.. 2, 2018, pp. 19-36

DigitCult special issue cover

For a complete list of my publications and access to full texts, follow me on  ResearchGate profile link