Moving tales, exploring narrative strategies for scalable locative audio drama.

Parry, Nye and Bendon, Helen and Boyd Davis, Stephen and Moar, Magnus (2009) Moving tales, exploring narrative strategies for scalable locative audio drama. In: ISEA09 International Symposium on Electronic Art, 23 Aug - 1st Sept 2009, Queens University, Belfast. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports on a recent collaboration between the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University and the BBC Radio Drama Department, which was designed to investigate the narrative possibilities of locative media in a drama context. The locative drama Scratch is the first outcome of an ongoing research project, Locating Drama, whose aim is to investigate and develop narrative strategies that take full advantage of the current generation of GPS enabled portable computing devices for audio drama. In particular, we are exploring content and modes of interaction, which, while based on location awareness are not in any way site-specific allowing users to experience the drama in a location of their choice. We will refer to this approach as translocational as it allows the translation of locative media experiences to a wide variety of spaces. The translocational approach is of particular interest to broadcasters as it is more scalable than a site-specific paradigm, opening the possibility of downloadable location-aware podcasts featuring professionally authored content for a wide audience.

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Research Areas:Art & Design > Art & Design
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