Call for proposals! Deadline: July 31, 2015.

Books in Browsers VI: The Responsive Ebook
October 29–30, 2015.
Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley

With rapidly increasing fluency in digital design, book authors and storytelling artists are exploring new ways of presenting information and inserting multi-threaded narratives into a diverse range of interfaces.

BIB VI will explore new forms of stories that embrace hybrid digital forms, or play with the tension between digital and physical interfaces. A resurgence of mobile applications with intensive user experiences; the growth of card or tile based interfaces with embedded links and personalized pushed data; and the widespread growth of casual digital representations (e.g. preserving or sharing information through camera images) all typify emergent motifs for individualized engagement.

Alternative narrative paths or content can be presented in real-time to suit our moods, surroundings, and company through the utilization of data from embedded sensors in smartwatches, smartphones, and our domestic environments; already research in music recommendations is making inferences in user context without the need for explicit preference querying. The opportunities for highly adaptive educational materials and gaming simulations that are user and environmentally-context aware is on the threshold of realization.

BiB VI invites submissions for short talks to investigate these emerging boundaries between ourselves, our stories, and the network. A focus on mobile and immersive environments is encouraged. Artistic explorations in content form, story, and user context are encouraged, as are the melding of diverse content types (audio, video, sensed data) with newly imagined forms of interaction.

To submit your proposal, please fill out the form below. The deadline to submit is Friday, July 31, 2015.