The Future of the Novel is Digital: Interactive Narrative 'Inanimate Alice'
featured in Epic Documentary TV series


<p><location>VANCOUVER</location>, <chron>Dec. 10</chron> /CNW/ -- Inanimate Alice, the award-winning multimedia title from novelist Kate Pullinger, recent recipient of the Governor General's Award for fiction, features in the final episode of TVO's epic documentary series Empire of the Word broadcasting <chron>December 16</chron>, in <location>Canada</location>.</p>
<p>Demonstrating an entertaining new way to read, the interaction of Inanimate Alice makes for an immersive reading experience. Being interspersed with puzzles and games, simple to start with, growing more complex with each episode as the story unfolds, the series has a layered structure and a multi-tasking environment that digital natives feel is their territory and which teachers can employ for reading inspiration.</p>
<p>Inanimate Alice may feel more like playing a casual game than reading a novel, however a richly endowed story is at the heart of the experience. "Inanimate Alice has been created as a world story," said series producer <person>Ian Harper</person>. "It is about peoples and places and the world young people experience today. It reaches beyond borders and the constraints of language and religion."</p>
<p>"What is really exciting is for us to receive messages from young students on their home computers telling us they have been working on Inanimate Alice at school and asking when the next episode will be available," said Harper.</p>
<p>The teaching resources associated with the Inanimate Alice series have been accessed by Departments of Education, National Libraries and major universities around the world. In <location>Australia</location>, the series is seen as "demonstrating an innovative way of presenting resources that support learning in the areas of English Literacy and Information and Communications Technology." Elsewhere, teachers are using episodes for improvement in English Language training. "No matter how hard we try we cannot get young students to read from books," a teacher from <location>Singapore</location> noted.</p>
<p>Harper commented, "It is gratifying to see the series being deployed across wide age ranges, encouraging the hard-to-engage while inspiring creative writing amongst the gifted. While we are immersed in the discussion about what shape the books of the future will take, we'd like to see the series be a kick-start for more traditional forms of reading."</p>

<p>Investors interested in learning more about Inanimate Alice contact, <person>Ian Harper</person>, <a href=""></a></p>


For further information: For further information: Ian Harper, CEO of BradField Productions, +1-952-303-6096, Web Site:

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