Mobile Urban Drama – Setting the Stage with Location Based Technologies

  • Frank Allan Hansen
  • Karen Johanne Kortbek
  • Kaj Grønbæk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)


This paper introduces the novel concept of location-based Mobile Urban Dramas. In a Mobile Urban Drama the user become the main character in a play where actors’ voices appear in the mobile phone headset linked to the physical setting in the city as the stage for the drama. The paper describes the dramaturgical concept and introduces a software framework supporting drama writers in developing such Mobile Urban Dramas. Experiences with use of the framework are discussed with successful examples of real dramas that have been developed and performed by a Danish theatre group, Katapult.


Mobile drama location-based technology Semacodes interactive audio sensor/actuator based interaction urban computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Allan Hansen
    • 1
  • Karen Johanne Kortbek
    • 1
  • Kaj Grønbæk
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Interactive Spaces, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AarhusAarhus NDenmark

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