Dr Eben Muse

Senior Lecturer in Digital Media

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Position: Senior Lecturer in Digital Media
Email: e.muse@bangor.ac.uk
Skype: eben.muse
Personal website: Parnassus Musings
Phone: +44 (0)1248 388628
Location: John Phillips Hall 

I began my academic career working with folklore, mythology and cinema to understand how we use stories and storytelling to make sense of our past and our history. I had the opportunity to apply that understanding to the study of creativity and learning while working for the Research Institute for Enhancing Learning when I first came to Bangor University in 1999. My research and teaching now revolve around three areas of interest: the space of the bookpractice-research, and digital media storytelling.

'The future of reading – possibilities in a world of speculation' presented at the SfEP Conference 2015

My current research looks at the changing relationships between books, the people who consume or produce books, the places that books are found and shared, and the institutions that try to order those relationships. Digital innovations have driven the book industry since 1971 when Michael Hart used a multi-million dollar computer to digitize the Declaration of Independence and founded Project Gutenberg. In many ways this has moved the industry forward with innovations like Booktrack's soundtrack for reading or multimedia crowd-written books like Atavist . But the technology has done just as much to send book reading and writing back to older models including serial publication or chapters as television-style episodes. Books and writers may now read us as much or as often as we are read them.

  1. 2007
  2. Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (Journal)

    Eben Muse (Editor)
    2007 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  3. 2009
  4. Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (Journal)

    Eben Muse (Editor)
    May 2009 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  5. 2011
  6. Creating Second Lives 2011: Blurring Boundaries

    Eben Muse (Organiser)
    9 Sep 201110 Sep 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  7. 2012
  8. Under the Mask 2012

    Eben Muse (Participant)
    13 Jun 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  9. 2014
  10. Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space Conference

    Eben Muse (Participant)
    20 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  11. Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment 6th Global Conference

    Eben Muse (Participant)
    18 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  12. 2015
  13. The future of reading – possibilities in a world of speculation

    Eben Muse (Speaker)
    7 Sep 2015

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

  14. Technologies of Reading

    Eben Muse (Lecturer)
    11 Nov 2015

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

  15. Independent Publishing Group Autumn Conference

    Eben Muse (Invited speaker)
    12 Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  16. 2016
  17. University Press Redux conference

    Eben Muse (Speaker)
    17 Mar 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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