Month: May 2012

Tracey Bearton, professional newspaper writer, designer

Advice In a newspaper page, celebrity is always the main story. We are effectively evolving the content of a front page. Get copies of the “Evening Standard” EDITIONS through the day, to look at how the story evolves through the

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Test site and user scenario

Am now working on making the overall story ‘system’:http://davemiller.org/ar/newspaper_1/index.php How it works: 1. How draw people in initially? – We put an advert on Facebook, for an amazing new daily newspaper that uses the latest much talked-about technology “augmented reality”.

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Story overview chart

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Schematic – DB & decisions

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Newspaper mockup

I’ve decided to give up on Junaio  – for two reasons: 1. Juniao takes too long to update images – for them to refresh the server – sometimes over a day, and this is no use to me for development

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Guy Gisborne tells the lazy poor to work harder

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AR story development – continued…

AR to reveal – it’s using AR to “reveal the truth” – Truth v lies – revealing truth and lies in stories – what is truth? Depends on who’s point of view? How it works – The newspaper always tell

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Projects Mind Map – 16 May 2012

I’ve complied lots of recent ideas and thoughts. The next stage for this would be to add research areas and references.

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Project research – SMS messages

Today I’ve been looking into how I can send SMS text messages to smartmobiles from an email form, via php. My idea is to send TXT messages within the story – to make the phone central to the story “experience”

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Diagram: How the story works

Your smartphone becomes a Truth Decoder Your involvement with Robin decides which version of the newspaper you receive each day – the more involved you are, the more power your AR Decoder has to reveal the truth in the newspaper.

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Some thoughts on ideas behind the project

AR to reveal – it’s using AR to “reveal the truth” – going back to the Terminator idea – seeing everything about people and places – and Google glasses is following this idea as far as i understand – Truth

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Story/ game rules:

– The newspaper always lies– The AR reveals the truth – The AR held over the newspaper decodes the lies– The more involvement with Robin you have then the more truth is revealed by the AR in the newspaper

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Is it manageable?

Things to do: (1) schematic of how it works – 3 versions of newspaper over 5 day period. Show how AR segments in each version determine the content you receive the next day. (2) Design a newspaper template – example

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May Day thoughts on the Interactive Story

A different newspaper each day for 5 days. Reader choices change the newspaper. The version of newspaper you receive depends on how much you have actively supported or helped Robin- as you change events by your choices. There are 2

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