Stories on a Sphere: Hyperglobes as Narrative Platforms for Global Geodata

  • Florian Hruby
  • Andreas Riedl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)


The hyperglobe (HG) will be introduced both as a technological and a semiotic-communicative model. We will argue why and how concepts from the domain of digital storytelling can be used for developing authoring software for a HG (i.e. for a spherical display) and outline the HG’s future potential as a narrative platform for multidisciplinary research.


cartography hyperglobe spherical display storytelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Hruby
    • 1
  • Andreas Riedl
    • 1
  1. 1.Hyperglobe Research Group (HRG), Department of Geography and Regional Research, Cartography and GeoinformationUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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