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 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes
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
Country/TerritoryUnited 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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