Digital Arena: Stories Beneath Your Feet and Fingertips: Playing Locative Stories — Kathi Inman Berens

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Fall 2014 Electronic Literature Reading Series

The Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group at the University of Bergen and the Bergen Public Library present:

Stories Beneath Your Feet and Fingertips: Playing Locative Stories by Kathi Inman Berens

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6-8 pm, Bergen Public Library

Kathi Inman Berens, Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture visiting UiB from the University of Southern California, showed literary works set in cityscapes from Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, London, even a locative story set in Bergen.

Humans have always scrawled stories onto their physical environs -- cave paintings, decorative friezes, eighteenth-century broadsides, graffiti, billboards. Equipped today with smart phones, artists and ordinary people are telling stories pinned to exact geospatial location using Google Maps, Twitter, and Layar (Augmented Reality).

Kathi Inman Berens presented the history of how artists through the ages have made stories to be played in physical space, besides showing many current examples of “locative” works. The talk invited the audience to play a simple game she created, set inside the Bergen Public Library.

(Source: UiB)


Digital Arena: Stories Beneath Your Feet

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Alvaro Seica
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