Breaking Boundaries Between Artists & Fans: Margaret Atwood In Wired
Currently in beta testing, the project aims to put the audience in touch with their favorite author or performer—and gives the artist a chance to meet some of their fans personally. It is the equivalent of a "promotional tour online", allowing fans to go backstage at a concert, get a book signed wirelessly, or ask a question in a video chat. The platform makes use of Atwood's LongPen technology that provides a legally-binding method to sign things remotely. Never content to rest on her laurels, Atwood is constantly developing engaging and exciting methods for advancing the creative space. This new project is just one idea in a long line of innovative ventures that include the creation of the popular digital story sharing community Wattpad.
Thanks to her tremendous success as an author, Atwood has become a household name. Not only does she have an undeniable talent for crafting stories on the page, but she is equally as captivating in her public lectures. Her views on technology, the creative industry, literature, social activism, and her own accomplished body of work are highly sought after—and widely respected.