Perpetual Nomads Makes Another Award Shortlist!

Yep, you read that correctly: our latest installment of the Inanimate Alice series, Perpetual Nomads (Beta Version), has made another Awards shortlist! The prize is the QUT Digital Literature Award, which is part of the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

The Queensland Premier had this to say about the Digital Literature Award, which is running for the very first time this year:

“The introduction this year of the QUT Digital Literature Award recognises the ongoing expansion of writing and publishing in the digital space, and is a significant addition to these awards.”


The Judges feedback included:

“A wonderful new iteration of the long-running Inanimate Alice series. Mez [Breeze] bring her own voice to the character of Alice and the integration of sound, image, and animation with text brings the project up to date.”

2017 Turn On Literature Prize: Honourable Nomination Received!

Well, this is tingle-worthy news: our Beta version of Inanimate Alice: Perpetual Nomads has received an Honourable Mention in the 2017 Turn On Literature Prize! We were notified of the amazing news on the 30th June by two Jury members, Venlig Hilsen and Allan Thomsen Volhøj, who said:

“Thank you for your take on the digital turn reflected in literature of the future. We are honored to have received your piece as a contestant in the competition of The Turn On Literature Prize and/or the possibility of the following exhibition of the shortlisted pieces…Your work deserves honorable mention and we would like to display your work.”

For those of you not in the Turn On Literature Prize loop, it’s funded under the EU Program Creative Europe and involves showcase exhibitions of the shortlisted works at libraries in Bergen, Norway, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania and Roskilde, Denmark. The exhibitions will last 5 weeks in each location. A total of 100,000 people are expected to visit the exhibitions. The Prize will display the selected works of electronic literature, which they define as “…works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by a stand-alone or networked computer.”

Yay to us for achieving this Honorable Mention, and a special grats too to three of our Inanimate Alice team members – Mez Breeze, Andy Campbell and Chris Joseph – for having their project All the Delicate Duplicates make the shortlist for the Prize! Whoo!

Inanimate Alice Wins Big!

Yes, you read that title correctly: our very own Inanimate Alice has been declared the Silver Winner in the Digital Content Category of the 2018 Reimagine Education Awards! Ian Harper was there to collect the award:

Reimagine Education is a prestigious international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes & employability. It culminates in a global conference for those seeking to shape the future of education.


Perpetual Nomads Featured at AASL

On the 9th – 11th of November, Inanimate Alice Series Producer, Ian Harper, showcased an exclusive preview of content from the new Inanimate Alice VR Adventure, Perpetual Nomads, at the American Association of School Librarians Conference (AASL) held in Phoenix, Arizona.  This showcase provided the first opportunity for Ian to follow up on AASL’s previous recognition of the Inanimate Alice series as a Best Website. Ian reported that it was great chatting with long-term users and introducing the work to those new to the series. Thanks to old friends like Joyce Valenza, Ian got to say “Hello” more often than anticipated!

For those not at the conference, the leaflet introducing Alice’s latest adventure is available here. It provides some insights into Perpetual Nomads progress, as well as the overall series. AASL members will be seeing more of Alice in the coming months, and everyone will be seeing much more of Alice in 2018!

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