Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 299–306 | Cite as

Modular framework support for context-aware mobile cinema

  • Andreas SchraderEmail author
  • Darren V. Carlson
  • Dominik Busch
Original Article


In this paper we describe a novel approach for interactive cinema based on context-aware narration using handheld computers. The paper describes both the artistic approach and the ubiquitous computing framework developed to realize the scenario. This framework has been used in various projects, including the described video production course at the ISNM, where five interactive cinema concepts have been developed and shown during a public demonstration. In our approach, a new type of user experience has been established by placing the viewer inside the movie’s physical locations during playback. Moreover, the developed ubiquitous computing framework provides a foundation for future work in the area of ad-hoc, service-oriented Ubicomp scenarios.


Mobile cinema Context detection RFID Infrared Context-awareness Ubiquitous computing frameworks Interactive TV Context interpretation Plug-in-based software architectures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Schrader
    • 1
    Email author
  • Darren V. Carlson
    • 1
  • Dominik Busch
    • 2
  1. 1.ISNM, International School of New Media at the University of LuebeckLuebeckGermany
  2. 2.V-LabBerlinGermany

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