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StoryTrek: Experiencing Stories in the Real World

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In this paper we introduce StoryTrek, a locative hypernarrative system developed to generate stories based on a reader’s location and specific movements in the real world. This creates, for readers, an interplay between navigation, narrative, and agency, as well as between the fictional and real world experience. In early tests we observed the emergence of a number of recurrent themes in participants’ experiences which are characteristic of the StoryTrek system, but which also help us to understand locative media storytelling affordances more generally. In this paper we present the system itself, along with initial thematic observations concerning agency, role play, reflection, and shared experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of MindTrek 2011
Number of pages10
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0816-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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