News on Jekyll 2.0

Posted by Matt Foley on January 14, 2013 in News tagged with , ,

A unique re-working of  Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is in the making in Bristol. Jekyll 2.0, under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Mandal (University of Cardiff) and SlingShot, is set to provide “a pervasive media adaptation of Stevenson’s novel—a reclamation of Jekyll and Hyde‘s transgressive power and a reframing of its central themes for the age of the bio-hacker. Neither a game nor a story, Jekyll 2.0 is an adaptation of a classic literary book in order to explore whether ‘humanity’ is a stable and meaningful concept or simply a convenient construction. It merges linear fictional ‘narrative’, the  interactivity associated with gaming and technologically advanced bio-sensory equipment in various innovative ways.”

For more information on this intriguing venture see this blog post by Dr. Mandal on the EdRLS website: http://edrls.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/jekyll2/.

A micro-site for the project can also be found at: http://react-hub.org.uk/books-and-print-sandbox/projects/2013/jekyll-20

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