More than just a super-sized sheet of digital paper, touchscreen displays invite new kinds of content & reading experiences Next week I’m speaking at the Books in Browsers conference on “the infinite canvas”. When I started chewing on this topic, my thoughts centered on a very literal vision: a super-ginormous sheet for authors to compose on. And while I think there’s some great creative territory to explore in this notion of space spanning endlessly up, down, left, and right, I also think there are a bunch of other ways to define what an infinite canvas is. Not simply a huge piece of virtual paper, but instead an elastic space that does things no print surface could do, no matter how big it is. So, herewith, a quick stab at some non-literal takes on the topic. My version, if you will, of Six Different Ways of Thinking About the Infinite Canvas. Continuously ... Read More
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