IBookmark: Locative texts and place-based authoring

Johannes Schöning, Dan Jackson, Tom Bartindale, Antonio Krüger, Patrick Olivier, Jim Kitson

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    Abstract

    With the recent developments in ePaper technology, consumer eBook readers have display qualities and form factors that are approaching that of traditional books. These eBook readers are already replacing paper in some commercial domains, but the potential of eBooks to extend forms of writing and storytelling has not been significantly explored. Using the digital and dynamic characteristics afforded by eBook readers, we are developing iBookmark, a GPS-enabled eBook reader. In iBookmark, writers can create stories that change in response to the location of the eBook itself. By setting context variables based on current and past locations of the eBook reader and using these in the rule-based generation of text and illustrations. We are developing new rhetorical device for writers that extend the expressive range of eBook delivered stories.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
    Pages3775-3780
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2009
    EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009 - Boston, United States of America
    Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
    Conference number: 27th

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2009
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityBoston
    Period4/04/099/04/09
    Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009

    Keywords

    • Context sensing
    • Ebook reader
    • EPaper
    • Narrative theory

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