Statement #2

  1. Games of make-believe

Language enables us to build worlds from scratch. By deciphering the alphabetic code and combining words (or by reconstructing what was once written), readers are able to picture absent places which they have never visited or seen before. Fully formed worlds can emerge during reading. When the generative properties of language are added to the computer’s abilities to retrieve, store and process information, additional opportunities to sparkle readers’ imagination arise. This station is dedicated to works which welcome readers as inhabitants of their fictional worlds. Most of them pose multiple challenges. In order to understand the text, readers need to learn how to operate the interface. They might have to adopt a strategic approach and pay attention to detail in the process.

2.1. Character impersonation

2.2. Ready, set, read