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Why I Wrote ‘Paradise Lost’ (Again)

Being ahead of the game can be beneficial for business but it can also be problematic – you see a market no one else sees! Did I invent the E-Book? Could I have been Kindle?     1993 BI Back in 1993 I had a strong belief that everyone would soon be reading electronic books...
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They are Kloot…

We are Bellyfeel – and we are happy to report that we have been working again with the most excellent band ever from Manchester- yes, I Am Kloot.  The band have recently finished their follow up to the Mercury Prize nominated ‘Sky At Night‘ album and Bellyfeel have been working on some online video and...
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The Grandfather of Mash-Up

American writer William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) is considered to be one of the early practitioners and founders of modern day mash-up or remix culture. What relevance does he have today?     Cut-Up Burroughs used the cut-up and fold-in techniques in his fiction, most notably in ‘The Soft Machine’ (1961), ‘The Ticket That Exploded’ (1962)...
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The Five Space Strategy

Recently at Bellyfeel we have been writing up several interactive content proposals for the BBC in accordance with their 4 Screen Strategy: Online, Tablet, Mobile Phone, TV/IPTV. We agree with their approach and understand where they are coming from, but we have also thought long and hard about the importance of a fifth area…  ...
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Bellyfeel collude with Cathy Crabb on The Bubbler

Bellyfeel have teamed up with North West playwright Cathy Crabb on her new play ‘The Bubbler’ – to build a storyworld around the theatrical performances. The team and the project have been shortlisted for the “Digital Edge” writing award (Edge Hill University, North West Playwrights and Capital Theatre Festival) and are pitching in Birmingham on...
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What is the Juice?

So continuing on from my Nick Kent, Brian Wilson and a plastic Les Paul post I want to ask what are the qualities that my favourite popular culture products have had authored into them down through the glory years of western consumerist culture; the qualities that make the best music, moving image and literature so...
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Nick Kent, Brian Wilson and a plastic Les Paul

Try as I might I can’t resist reading biographies of musicians. I read a crazy biog of Hank Williams by a sports hack once – that was a wild read! I will read about any musician someone was bothered enough about to think was worth the ink for a book, or happily consume those slim...
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Article on Bellyfeel and Transmedia

Last year Anna Zaluczkowska spent some time with us while we were working on The Alexander Wilson Project to research storyworld and transmedia practice. She wrote an interesting academic piece on how storytelling is evolving through new methods of authoring and distribution and it was published in the Journal of Screenwriting. You can buy the...
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