Does Digital Publishing Constitute a New Art Form?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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By Edward Nawotka

In today’s lead story Nicholas Gary — one of the co-founders of the French literary website Actualitté — notes that in the digital age: “We’ll write about love, but differently. The themes will remain the same . . . A friend introduced me to a new application for the iPhone which is a Japanese garden. You can move the gardens around and change the seasons. This is digital poetry.”

Do you believe that Gary is right? If so, does digital publishing constitute an entirely new art form, one that is manufacturing it’s own paradigms and criteria for critique?

Let us know know what you think and feel free to share your examples in the comments below.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.