Admit it: even word lovers think twice before plowing through a massive wall of text. Triaging tweet lists, browsing article summaries, skimming short-form content: it’s all training us to read at a higher velocity. Why aren’t writers and publishers rethinking how they compose content? It’s time to experiment with new ways to make an author’s thoughts compelling, comprehensible, efficient, and memorable.
Design ideas this session will explore include:
VP, Editorial & Content Innovation, Citia. I write about and help create reader-friendly digital books. Author of “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books & the Reading Experience” and “Best iPad Apps” (both O’Reilly).
I co-founded one of the first multimedia textbook publishers (Digital Learning Interactive, sold in 2004 to Thomson Learning). I’ve also written extensively about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice.
My undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where I studied American history and literature, and I have an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I live with my wife and two daughters in “upstate Manhattan” (aka Washington Heights).
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