Satelle's machine

Maguire, Emma (2019) Satelle's machine. [Creative Work]

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Abstract

[Extract] On Earth, Satelle is working in a music store while she gets her degree in computer science and engineering. At the end of long days, she travels home on the bus and reads stories in free literary magazines she finds on the Internet, about urban and suburban twenty-somethings having twenty-something crises. She fills her Instagram feed with photos of seascapes and stars, Icelandic coasts and old cars, and some choice black-and-white shots of a young Vincent Price. Sometimes she puts leftovers out for the stray cat that hangs around her apartment.

One evening while she’s writing an essay about the history of Unicode, a message lights up her phone. It’s from a girl she once knew...

Research Statement

Research Background The research background of this piece is interdisciplinary. Stemming from my research on girlhood and digital media, the piece employs the methodology of research led practice to use creative production (in the genre of the short story) to explore the effects of electronic media on the formation of identities, specifically young, queer identities in a contemporary setting.
Item ID: 60983
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Textual Work)
Media of Output: Digital text
Keywords: media, text message, space travel, space junk, queer, lgbtqi, romance writing, practice led research, creative writing
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 23:18
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360201 Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130203 Literature @ 100%
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