Reading on screen (2016-17)
Reading on Screen was a collaboration between the universities of Bournemouth and Brighton funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The project follows on from two previous projects at Bournemouth University funded by the AHRC, Research readers online and Digital reading network, and is intended to share the findings of the previous projects with members of the public.
The project was designed to capture the stories of readers living through the technological advances of the last decades which have resulted in more and more people ‘reading on screen’. The team, Bronwen Thomas, Ross Adamson and Isobel Creed, worked closely with DigiTales, a participatory media company based in London, to host workshops in Bournemouth, Sheffield and Brighton which produced around 20-30 digital stories. The project was also supported by The Reading Agency, a charity dedicated to inspiring people to read more.
Stories from the project feature on the Reading on Screen website and also appear on YouTube. We hope that these stories will provide a valuable resource for schools, reading charities and libraries, stimulating debate on the topic of reading and demonstrating the effectiveness of digital storytelling for empowering participants to find their voice.
The project concluded in December 2017 with an exhibition at Brighton’s City Campus and an exhibition at the Jubilee Library in Brighton city centre. This featured screenings of the stories including a digital story of the workshops produced by the project team.