Liza Daly

I‘m CTO at Safari. Previously I founded the ebook technology company Threepress, where we created Ibis Reader, the first HTML5 ereader.

I present and write about digital publishing, interactive narrative, and web technology.

The best way to reach me is via Twitter: @liza.

Photograph of Liza Daly

Projects

Page from Seraphs

Seraphs: A procedurally generated mysterious codex

Part of National Novel Generation Month, Seraphs generates a 400+ page book based on the Voynich Manuscript. Featured on The Pacific Standard, Metafilter, and written about by author Robin Sloan. How it was created. Order a printed version.

  • Page from Seraphs
  • Page from Seraphs
  • Page from Seraphs
  • Page from Seraphs

random.chance

Code to generate compositions that resemble surrealist photomontages in the style of early surrealists, using period images from the Internet Archive. Gallery of photos and in print.

  • Page from Surrealisme
  • Page from Surrealisme
  • Page from Surrealisme
  • Page from Surrealisme
Screenshot from First Draft of the Revolution

First Draft of the Revolution

“First Draft of the Revolution is a marvel—an exploration of the space between the mind and the page the likes of which I've never experienced.” Kotaku

An interactive epistolary story I commissioned from Emily Short. I designed and coded the initial prototype which was then completed by Inkle. Play in a browser now, or download an EPUB 3 for use in iBooks.

Winner, Best Use of Innovation, 2013 XYZZY Awards.

Presentations

The superior economics of well-crafted ebooks
BookNet Canada ebookcraft 2014
Streaming digital books
IDPF/BEA 2012
Accessible interactivity
IDPF/BEA 2011
Cost-effective enhanced ebooks
Digital Book World 2011
EPUB evolutions: HTML5 and CSS3
Tools of Change Frankfurt 2010