I will be talking further about my AR novel project “Sherwood Rise”. This paper describes an experimental and innovative arts project that investigated the future of the book. How to expand a traditional paper book (sometimes referred to as a codex) using new media technologies and AR on mobile phones, while keeping the paper book a central part of the storytelling? The project aimed to go beyond the superficial AR of pop-up books, and use AR to change the content of a printed book.
Crossing media boundaries – Adaptations and new media forms of the book.
Sherwood Rise project is discussed in detail, especially in terms of the the experience of building an AR transmedia story.
The project investigates how a digital community organises itself around a shared interest. The project asks questions about authorial intention and control, ownership of a story (world), cultural translation in adaptation/retellings, and canonicity.
The other day I came across the Sherwood Rise project of the British researcher David Miller: the idea is to unmask the news that appear every day in the mainstream media thanks to an application for augmented reality.