Gimbal offers a new way of reading the city. Choose a city – anywhere in the world – and be transported to it by its fiction. Designed with the commuter in mind, the Gimbal enables you to escape the tedium of your everyday ‘known journey’ and take an alternative route, a more scenic, imaginary one. Choose a story according to where you wish to visit, or the length of time you have to spare, and the ‘LISTEN’ function will lead you across an interactive map of that city accompanied by an audio reading.
The Authors on Gimbal include:
Francesc Seres — Amanda Michalopoulou — Hassan Blasim — Xu Zechen — Sean O’Brien — Inga Zolude — Fadwa al-Qasem — Pawel Huelle — Ho Sin Tung — Jana Sramkova — Martyn Bedford — David Constantine — Alison MacLeod — Roman Simic Bodrozic
Devised by: Comma Press and Literature Across Frontiers, and developed by Toru Interactive
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I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English – it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don’t let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them – then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.
by Mark Twain
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