Frankenbook is an on-line collective reading and collaborative annotation experience of the original 1818 text of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, created by the MIT Press to celebrate the novel’s 200th anniversary. Even two centuries later, Shelley’s modern myth continues to shape the way people imagine science, technology, and their moral consequences. Frankenbook gives readers the opportunity to trace the scientific, technological, political, and ethical dimensions of the novel, to learn more about its historical context and enduring legacy, and to add their own annotations! Participants in the creation of Frankenbook will offer a demonstration of how to use this digital edition and discuss the considerations involved in publishing this timeless novel for our times.

Catherine Aheam, Ph.D., the PubPub Community Manager at MIT Press and Travis Rich, Ph.D., of the MIT Media Lab will be joined by Frankenbook contributors.