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!