Riverrun at La Noche De los Libros / World Book Day.

May 27, 2010

Riverrun on World Book Day (8-11pm 23rd April 2010) went very well.

We set up various collective writing experiments: Ten in Spanish and twelve in English. Some of these were themed and others not.

Quite a few people came to Medialab-Prado or participated online over the course of the evening. The vast majority of participants were native Spanish speakers.

From a programming and technical perspective, the experiments ran much more smoothly compared to earlier outings.

It was extraordinary to watch the highly creative stories evolving and crystallizing in real time. The stories were stopped when the patterns of interaction seemed to indicate that a consensus had been reached. It seems evident that these stories could be described not only as imaginative in terms of content and stylistic variety (or irregularity), but also coherent and cohesive.

The stories can be read here.

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