Strands by Jean Sprackland first caught my attention in my Environmental Crisis module where the purity of her place writing transported me to the Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool where she shares a year of discoveries found on its shoreline. The impact of these discoveries drew out several conclusions from me, I found a sense of nostalgia and adventure along with a connectivity to the land and environment and a discoverability of the inhabitants of the ecosystem. When I thought of Strands and how much Sprackland’s discoveries proposed wider, more meaningful questions I realised a digital adaptation could give a reader experiencing Sprackland’s place writing so much more to engage with to enhance their experience.
Digital Lit class aim: to create an app that maps out the Bath scenes in Austen’s Persuasion.
First: read the text. Create detailed profiles of our assigned characters, including their importance to the plot, relationship with other characters and their geographical locations.
Third: create an awesome app. See aim.