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In his “geopoetical” story Wasser [Water] (2004), Stefan Schemat integrates real places and landscapes into his narrative spaces. 13 Recipients, equipped with “augmented reality outfits,” a backpack with a notebook, a GPS device and headphones are sent through a town or a landscape on a one-hour walk; i.e., the recipient has to fulfill a mission under constraints of time. The concrete narrative sequence—i.e., the sequence in which the computer system connects the narrative fragments depending on the location—and the duration and speed of the narrative depend on the choice of the route the recipients take.

(Source: Jörgen Schäfer, Reassembling the Literary, in Beyond the Screen)


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