Locating Drama: A Demonstration of Location-Aware Audio Drama

  • Nye Parry
  • Helen Bendon
  • Stephen Boyd Davis
  • Magnus Moar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)

Abstract

Locating Drama is a collaborative project between the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University and the BBC Radio Drama department. The aim of the project is to investigate narrative strategies that utilise locative technologies, principally GPS enabled devices, without being tied to a specific location, allowing listeners to experience immersive, location-aware (but non-location-specific) dramas in suitable locations near their homes, which may eventually be downloaded as interactive pod-casts from the BBC website. The demonstration will present a working drama originally produced for the BBC’s Free Thinking festival 2008.

Keywords

GPS Locative Media Audio Drama Interactivity Narrative 

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References

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    Chambers, I.: The Aural Walk. In: Cox, C., Warner, D. (eds.) Audio Culture, Readings in Modern Music, Continuum, New York, p. 100 (2004)Google Scholar
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    Siegfried, W.: Soundtracks to Reality (1996), http://www.ariarium.de/stracks.htm

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nye Parry
    • 1
  • Helen Bendon
    • 1
  • Stephen Boyd Davis
    • 1
  • Magnus Moar
    • 1
  1. 1.Lansdown Centre for Electronic ArtsMiddlesex UniversityHertsUnited Kingdom

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