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Are you interested in the future of content publishing? Are you a writer, artist, technologist or researcher engaged in finding new ways to tell stories to new audiences? Are you keen to hear from people working across books, digital, sound, video, AR, VR, and games? MIX 2021 offers an opportunity to join us as we think about the future of content creation and publishing. All events will take place virtually so you can join us from wherever you are in the world.

Based at Bath Spa University, MIX is a four-day virtual conference that explores the intersection of writing and technology, bringing together people from around the world to make, think and talk. We will be hosting two days of making on Saturday 3rd July and Sunday 4th July followed by two days of papers, presentations and discussions on Monday 5th July and Tues 6th July. Our keynote speakers are Annie Reid, narrative director at Ubisoft, Dialogue Book’s Sharmaine Lovegrove,  poet Caleb Parkin and Kathi Inman Berens, Associate Professor of Book Publishing and Digital Humanities at Portland State University. The conference programme will also include poetry film screenings on the theme of Amplified Voices curated by Adrian B Earle from Think/Write/Fly and Sarah Tremlett form Liberated Words.

In 2021, MIX is a collaboration with Bristol+Bath Creative R+D’s Amplified Publishing, exploring future models of content creation, discovery and distribution, alongside our industry partners Epic Games, Future and BT. B+B Creative R+D is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring new and innovative applications of technology across the sector and boosting the creative economy. Our other partners will include Paper Nations, a creative writing incubator championing approaches to the art of writing that are inclusive, playful and exploratory. 

We are proud that Bath Spa University is the UK’s foremost provider of creative writing programmes at undergraduate, masters and PhD level and MIX is situated within the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, in collaboration with the Centre for Media Research, Creative Writing Research Centre and the online magazine of writing and technology, The Writing Platform.