Arizona State University, MIT Press, and MIT Media Lab Release Frankenbook, a Free Collaborative, Multimedia Version of Frankenstein
From an MIT Press Blog Post:
Arizona State University, in partnership with The MIT Press, and The MIT Media Lab, announced today the release of Frankenbook, a free, multimedia version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Built on the original 1818 version of the manuscript, and featuring essays, annotations, audio journalism, animations, and award-winning interactive content, Frankenbook is a collaborative publishing community created to examine the provocative themes and questions posed in the groundbreaking novel.
Frankenbook includes contributions from over 80 collaborators across multiple academic disciplines – including philosophy, political science, literature, astrobiology, neuroscience and more–…
According to Amy Brand, Director of the MIT Press, “Mary Shelley’s classic is one of the most taught books in the world. The MIT Press edition is the first one to be edited and annotated to highlight the novel’s ethical and scientific implications. We’re delighted to have the chance to make the entire work, enhanced with this rich critical apparatus, openly available on PubPub to support even richer conversations about Shelley’s work both in and out of the classroom.
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