Category: Experiments

The idea moved forward

Developed the idea further, tried to make more specific, with funding in mind, thinking why someone would fund it. The idea of hyper localisation crept in.

Opinion in a cube!

This is a CSS3 storytelling experiment. Using advanced CSS to make a semi transparent rotatable 3D cube that you navigate using the arrow keys, and then telling a story on each side, maybe telling different sides to a story. It’s

Examples of geolocation code

I researched websites explaining how to write geolocation code. HTML5 and Google maps, some useful tutorials. Started to build a fast prototype to demonstrate my idea.

Summary of initial idea

This idea comes from thinking about site-specific Art, e.g. sculpture, and experiments with site-specific Literature, especially connections between story and place.

Early storyboard

Early schematic – a diagram/ comic – a quick way to communicate the concept by telling the story of how the app is used.

Initial ideas

An unashamedly commercial idea – future of the book/ future of publishing. Aimed at commuters. When you travel on trains, you can download – for free – a chapter/ sample from a book. The book you get depends on which station you are at, or which station you are travelling through.

Bowie fan app – schematic

The project is moving along. I’ve pretty much built an early prototype now using Junaio, but there are some things that just take me too long to work out, stuff a professional coder could do very quickly. I’m happy that

The David Bowie Fan app

What is the idea? – Locative media – geo app – guided tours / walking tours – AR – augmented reality content – participatory/ community – fan work/ fan sites/ fan fictions The Bowie story is so much more than

Extended book – bandit drawings

Drawings and sketches as base materials for a book of Robin Hood retellings, which sadly didnt come to fruition, but would have been written by students under supervision of Author Rimi B. Chatterjee in India.

Looking for new Robin Hood stories

I am doing University research and experimenting into the future of the book. This is a media arts project, where my aim is to make a book that exists in two forms –  as a printed book and also online.

AR Book Phase II – Updated Project Spec – PDF doc

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxgDNrBO–OvVnZlbHh2YXFfQ0U/edit?usp=sharing

AR book phase II – the extended book

Currently I am looking to recruit writers to contribute short story retellings (or reversioning, or adaptation, or appropriation etc) of the Robin Hood story from different cultural contexts. It would be really great if your students could get involved. I’ve

Online writing communities

http://www.greatwriting.co.uk http://www.writingforums.org http://www.legendfire.com http://www.ukauthors.com http://writing.com http://mibba.com (Thanks to Sam for these!) Checked them out on the HTC – they all look quite poor – none have been optimised for mobile … greatwriting – poor  writingforums – better  legendfire – poor 

Fanfics, Robin Hood and AR books

some thoughts… – spent the day looking at fanfic sites… Fanfiction.net Archiveofourown.org HarryPotterFanfiction.com FictionPress.com Diagon Alley (http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Diagon_Alley) Live Journal – fanfics Tumblr http://www.mediaminer.org http://www.rockfic.com http://www.wattpad.com – I realise that my AR book system will not be about fanfics – it’s

Notes on my latest AR book project

1. Phase II project – Robin Hood – the extended book Focusing the project The paper book will be an adaptation of the Robin Hood story Retold by Indian students A short book, printed/ paper book (a real book), a

More notes on Phase II project

Why build it? I need a proper – efficient -process. – fan fiction generator – drawing mashups – how do fan fictions work? – example sites? Forums/ reading and writing – how do fan fiction communities function? – management –

Phase II – New Research project – designing & some questions

What is the purpose of the research project?  What research questions will be addressed?  How will I research them?  What will my project test?  How will I test it?

Plan for Phase II Augmented Book Project

  by end April by end May by end June by end July by end Aug. Plan/ agree project – Finalise spec design/scope and write spec STARTED STARTED       Assemble authors, in different countries STARTED DONE    

Phase II book – the reading process

Thinking through the Framework – my POI Authoring system

I have started to build an authoring system – or CMS – so that authors can easily contribute stories. Doing this has raised lots of questions, and here is my thinking process … Adding POI’s (AR fan fictions/ fan art)

Phase II mockup

Augmented Book phase II – initial notes

Title: Sweatshop (no longer out of sight or mind) Theme We want to continue with the Robin Hood theme. Would be great to do an Indian bandit version. – Robin Hood theme – Bandits in India – Fiction, but based

Sherwood Rise demo – on Vimeo

Sherwood Rise – the augmented book from Dave Miller on Vimeo.

Update on my Phase II idea for the book

3 May 2013 – update on my Phase II idea for the book 1. This book extends an existing book using location based augmented reality 2. It can be “read” or “experienced”  in two separate international locations only (City and

Automated emails and spider nightmares

Last week I confidently invited people to sign up to the augmented story, registering so that they would receive the story emails over 4 days.  I sorted out my scripts and it was all working, or so it appeared. I

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