Text on a screen doesn’t need to stand still. Composed for a device that turns on, words can slide, pop, fade, and layer in combinations that compel a reader’s attention and enhance their understanding and enjoyment. TextTelevision is a new media startup that converts static text into gently animating movies for immersive reading on handheld screens. We make a powerful new way to read, author, and publish text that will radically reshape books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and textbooks through the coming decade.
Dennis Downey is a writer, performer, and creative artist, and the original founder of TextTelevision, a Massachusetts new media startup. A long-time student of digital media, he has written and presented work on NPR and PBS, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Boston Public Library, and at PS122 and The Kitchen in New York. In 2000, he was the Knapp Media Fellow at Wellesley College. He has a BA in Multi-Media Writing and Performance from Harvard College.
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