Storytelling and the use of social media in digital art installations

Jorge, Clinton, Hanna, Julian, Nisi, Valentina, Nunes, Nuno, Caldeira, Miguel, Innella, Giovanni and Marinho, Amanda (2013) Storytelling and the use of social media in digital art installations. In: Interactive Storytelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8230 . Springer, London, pp. 233-244. ISBN 978-3319027555

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02756-2_29

Abstract

In recent times new story formats have appeared along with new media channels that allow more reach and target a broader pool of authors and audiences. This paper investigates the repurposing of a Solari Udine airport split-flap display as a new public channel/medium for storytelling. We explored the potential of this repurposed display through a high fidelity prototype positioned in a high density and flow area at the main entrance to a regional university. The content displayed consisted of stories by published authors as well as passersby. Stories could be sent to the display via Twitter, SMS and Facebook. We observed and reported the reactions of the invited authors as well as of the public. Through the analysis of the data collected with this study, we aim at advancing and supporting the design of interactive storytelling installations in public spaces.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital art, public displays, storytelling installation, Twitter fiction;
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 10:54
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 14:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20965

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