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Mr Daniele Giampà

Research project: Beyond the boundaries of the e-book. Aesthetics of post-digital print

Abstract

In the last ten years the publishing industry has gone through an important development as far as digital publishing is concerned. The electronic book that is commonly known and used by the readers in the pdf format has been modified and enriched with interactive, multimedia and multimodal features. As a result, both the creation process and the reading process of an e-book have changed accordingly, and these changes can be understood as an innovation of the aesthetics of the e-book. The new format is defined by publishers and experts of the field as enhanced e-book or with the acronyms EPUB (electronic publishing) and DPUB (digital publishing). My research aims to describe the aesthetics of the three levels of an enhanced e-book, i.e. the software, the user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX).

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Beyond the boundaries of the e-book. Aesthetics of post-digital print
  • Research supervisor: Dr María Mencía
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Alison Baverstock

Biography

I graduated from the University Zürich in 2013 with an MA in Italian and Spanish Philology and a Master thesis about electronic literature in Italy titled "Beyond the Boundaries of the Book. Italian Literature in the Digital Age".

From 2009-2012 I contributed as co-administrator to the online forum eLiterature & Net Art (2008-2012), in 2011 I launched my blog Electronic Literature Review and in 2014 I co-founded the research group Gruppo Giada (2014-2016). Since 2015 I have been working on the publication of interviews and essays and on the translation of seminal essays from English, German, Spanish and French into Italian to foster the divulgation, the analysis and the diffusion of electronic literature in Italy.

Areas of research interest

  • Digital Publishing
  • Digital Design
  • New Media Aesthetics
  • Electronic Literature
  • History of Books
  • Artists' Books
  • Digital Art
  • Digital Archiving

Qualifications

  • MA in Italian and Spanish Literature and Linguistics

Publications

All my critical writings and interviews are available on https://elmcip.net/person/daniele-giampa

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