Storytelling and the Use of Social Media in Digital Art Installations

  • Clinton Jorge
  • Julian Hanna
  • Valentina Nisi
  • Nuno Nunes
  • Miguel Caldeira
  • Giovanni Innela
  • Amanda Marinho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8230)

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.

Keywords

Digital art public displays storytelling installation Twitter fiction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clinton Jorge
    • 1
  • Julian Hanna
    • 1
  • Valentina Nisi
    • 1
  • Nuno Nunes
    • 1
  • Miguel Caldeira
    • 1
  • Giovanni Innela
    • 2
  • Amanda Marinho
    • 1
  1. 1.Madeira-ITIUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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