Text Editor for Augmented Writing


We study augmentation of the creative writing process through a new text editor. This text editor presents short-length snippets from books and Internet sources such as blogs and Twitter in the moment of the writing process. The snippets are selected in such a way as to be relevant to the content that the user is trying to produce. This text editor explores a number of ideas including: Is it possible to augment creativity by introducing just-in-time information? Is it more efficient to consume content in the moment of creation? Is it possible to develop a notion of "books" that do not have to be consumed in a serial process?