People do all kinds of strange things with Twitter these days, and that's part of the beauty of it. But I'd never heard of anyone doing something like Reorbit, a project co-founded by my friend Dawn Danby. It's an attempt to reanimate historical and literary figures as they go about their daily lives. Here's the plan:
Reorbit will host a collection of plays each performed in text by an author. The author takes on a persona of a historical or literary character of their choosing as they go about their daily lives and mis-adventures. The audience follow the plays in real-time using this site or via the Twitter. Plays are preserved and selectively published in traditional deadwood book format.
The organization that they're building to do it will function a bit like a theater company, and for some reason, it feels like such a thing really should exist. With fictional Twitter accounts whirring to life from @FEMINISTHULK to @CrankyKaplan, it makes sense to me that someone would try to take the form to the next level, if such a thing can exist.
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